Online Syllabus Management (OSM) System
Departments are required to collect course syllabi every semester and archive them for at least four (4) years. To help with this process, the Online Syllabus Management (OSM) web application was developed to allow instructors to upload course syllabi each semester. The system was tested in Summer and Fall 2015 and implemented for all departments in the College in Spring 2016.
To access the OSM, click here.
Instructions for faculty and primary instructors are available here.
If you have questions about any class section, or would like to request help using the application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OSM includes all undergraduate courses (below 700) in the College of Arts and Sciences. The following courses and sections are excluded from the OSM:
- All course sections with ISP, YAP subject codes.
- Internships and Practica with catalog numbers ending with *93
- Research courses with catalog numbers ending with *95
- Independent Study/Readings courses with catalog numbers ending with *96
- Senior Honors Thesis, Courses 691H, 692H, 693H, 694H
- Lecture Sections: Summer Bridge, SPCL (sections 300 – 399)
- Recitation Sections (sections 600 – 850)
- Self-paced courses through the Friday Center (sections 851 – 860)
- Inter-Institutional Courses (sections 900 – 950)
- Departmental Distance Learning (sections 956 – 974)
- Clerkships, fieldwork (sections 975 – 989)
New: As of Fall 2016, graduate courses (700+) are included, with the following exclusions:
- Special topics courses with catalog numbers ending with *90 and catalog numbers 890-899
- Masters Theses, Masters Thesis Substitute projects, and Doctoral Dissertations with catalog numbers 992,993, and 994
- University Registrar reserved courses with catalog numbers 995-999
Frequently Asked Questions
All faculty members will have access to upload a syllabus for courses for which they are the primary instructor, as listed in ConnectCarolina.
All department managers will be given the OSM Manager Role; this role will allow managers to upload and download syllabi for courses owned by their unit. A department manager, or anyone with the CAT Manager role for the unit, which is typically held by the unit manager, will be able to log into the common authorization tool (CAT) and grant the OSM Manager role to someone else using the employee’s PID and/or Onyen. No Remedy ticket should be necessary.