In a university setting, learning is a shared enterprise in which faculty and students come together in an environment influenced by their disciplines, academic programs, the University, broader intellectual traditions, and the values and priorities of the community at large.
An academic course represents a discrete learning endeavour in which an intensive sharing of knowledge, expertise, experience, and perspective may occur.
The central purpose of the course management policy is to provide a framework of common understanding for students, faculty and staff concerning the structures, processes, objectives, and requirements that pertain to Ryerson undergraduate courses.
Course outlines are required by the University and it is the obligation of all faculty members to prepare outlines for their courses that adhere to this policy.
It is the responsibility of Chairs and Directors to ensure that course outlines are produced and meet policy requirements.
The Course Management Policy recognizes the importance of diversity in learning and teaching styles and modes of course delivery while
(a) defining the types of information that both students and faculty need in order to optimize the learning value of any given course, and
(b) making clear to students and faculty alike the principles and procedures that have been adopted by the University that bear upon the operation of academic courses.
The policy describes the policies and procedures concerning course outlines, assessment and feedback, make-up tests and exams, record keeping, etc.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Course Management Policy before the start of classes.