How do I change or delete my syllabus?
If you incorrectly upload a syllabus for the current semester, you can change or delete the incorrect syllabus by simply re-uploading the correct syllabus - it will overwrite the original file.
If you incorrectly upload a syllabus for a future semester, please log a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that they delete the file. In your request, include the semester, course number and CRN of the syllabus to be deleted.
How do I post/archive my course syllabus?
How do I see which courses in my department or school have an uploaded syllabus?
This information can be easily obtained by using the public "Enrollment Counts" web application. Both the html (web page) output and Excel output include a column entitled "Has Syllabus?" with the answer being "Y" or "N". Additionally, if you would like to see course-specific syllabus information, if available, this should be accessible via the online schedule.
My course syllabus is already posted in Owlspace, is there a way to directly link or upload it to ESTHER?
No, unfortunately there is not presently a way to easily migrate a course syllabus from Owlspace to ESTHER. If you post your course syllabus in Owlspace, please take the very brief moment to additionally post it in ESTHER. ESTHER is used by all members of the Rice community, and is the official repository for archived course syllabus information. Very importantly, course syllabus information uploaded to ESTHER is and will be stored there indefinitely, while Owlspace data is not.
What resources are available to help me develop a syllabus?
Rice University's Center for Teaching Excellence has syllabus guidelines and a syllabus template available here.
When should I post my course syllabus?
Faculty and instructors are encouraged to upload their course syllabus in ESTHER before the registration period officially opens for their course; however, the official deadline for posting a course syllabus in ESTHER is on or before the first day of the classes.
When will a course's syllabus be posted and available in ESTHER?
Who will be able to see my course syllabus?
When you upload your course syllabus in ESTHER, you will have the option to choose whether your course syllabus is a NON-PUBLIC or PUBLIC document.
Please Note: All course syllabi will default to the NON-PUBLIC setting. You will have to "opt in" if you would desire that your course syllabus be made PUBLIC and available outside the Rice community to anyone on the web.