CASE STUDY: Montcalm Community College and Syllabus Management

Syllabus management case study

The Problem: As the Higher Learning Commission placed an increased emphasis on student communication and clear articulation of goals in courses, old institutional processes for syllabus creation failed to provide adequate mechanisms to track or analyze success with requirements. Furthermore, institutional resources were limited, and manual review of each individual syllabus for compliance was not feasible.

The Outcome: Adoption of the Simple Syllabus platform at Montcalm provided instructors with a quick, easy-to-use tool for syllabus publishing based on templates that included required institutional content while still giving instructors autonomy to personalize the syllabus for their classroom. A centralized repository continues to provide analytics and the ability to retrieve required records almost instantaneously, automating major tasks on campus.