Course Syllabi

For each course offered at MVCC, one course outline has been developed and maintained (reviewed / revised yearly) in the Outlines file. You may access the Outline for the course you are teaching by going to and logging into the secure area of SIRS. Click on the Registration menu and then the first menu for Outlines and search for your course outline file under the proper course prefix. If you do not find an outline for the course you are teaching, please contact the Dean for your Academic School.

You must develop a syllabus for each class that you are teaching. See the syllabus template page for completed examples and templates to download.

MVCC’s Policies

Look over the following MVCC policies each semester and make sure you have the most updated version included in your syllabus.

Academic honesty and integrity is expected in all work done for this class.  Submitting the same work in more than one course without the permission of the involved instructors, copying the work of other students, using published work (Internet material is considered published work) without proper citation or otherwise attempting to receive academic credit for work that is not your own are all serious offenses.  Academic dishonesty may result in penalties including, but not limited to, lower grades, expulsion from the class or expulsion from the college.

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to civility in and out of the classroom. MVCC believes everyone has the right to an environment that creates the safe opportunity for educational, professional and social development. MVCC recognizes its responsibility to model and encourage a culture of civil behavior.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone in the class who has any type of disability (e.g., physical, learning, mental health, vision, hearing, etc.) which may require some special accommodation. Please see me during my office hours so that we can discuss your needs. Before services can begin, you must also contact the Office of Accessibility Resources, 315-792-5644, in Room 129E of Francis A. Wilcox Hall (formally called IT building) on the Utica Campus. (For classes on the Rome Campus, students should be referred to the Student Services Office, PC 102G, 315-334-7744). Staff members will review your documentation, determine your eligibility for accommodations, and decide what those accommodations will be.

 Several years ago, MVCC initiated a program titled “Diversity-Global View” (DGV), which gave each of our graduates a chance to participate in educational experiences designed to increase awareness of intercultural perspectives.  Our goal in doing so was to enhance our students’ understanding of the realities faced by individuals as a result of their race, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, academic abilities and interests, age, religious beliefs, and physical ability. To that end, all graduates who matriculated into programs in fall 2008 or more recently, or who have changed their major since 2008, are now required to complete the DGV components associated with the degree or certificate program in which they are enrolled. For more information please visit

Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  Protections also extend to sexual harassment and sexual assault or violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities.  For more information, please visit the Title IX website at

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to development and implementation of a comprehensive sustainability plan. To that end, we are beginning by asking students, faculty, and staff to actively participate in energy conservation measures and proper recycling on campus. The Green Bins in every classroom are intended for all recyclables. They can take Paper, Plastic, Metal and Glass. Containers should be clean* and empty. Any materials that cannot be recycled should be place in garbage cans. It is also important to turn off lights and computers when leaving a room. Together we can make an impact on conserving our resources. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!

*Clean means free of food residue, so pudding and yogurt containers should be rinsed. Drink bottles need to be empty but do not need to be rinsed.

The instructor reserves the right to alter any element of this syllabus including course content and policies that govern how the classroom operates.

Who Receives My Syllabus?

Please send a copy of your syllabi to the appropriate Departmental Office Specialist where they will be stored in the Outlines account in the appropriate term folders.