Department chairs are responsible for ensuring that all course syllabi are uploaded to the Faculty Information System by the 7th class day, as per House Bill No. 2504. Instructors of record are responsible for developing course syllabi. The University requires consistent elements in each syllabus, which mirror the legislatively-mandated information. This includes a brief description of each major course requirement and examination, required/recommended reading, and a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion. The Teaching Excellence Handbook includes standard syllabus language and more specific instituitional requirements.