Adviser and adjunct instructor Monica D'Antonio proofreads other people's syllabi at Temple University:
When I was an undergraduate, I was always afraid of a professor with a detailed syllabus. To me, the longer the syllabus, the more work I was going to have to do, and the more thorough the professor was going to be.Read it all:
That isn't always true. But after proofreading so many syllabi, I have concluded that the professors with the most detailed syllabi sometimes did require the most work but were also the ones who seemed most approachable and helpful.
If Your Syllabus Could Talk (Chronicle of Higher Education)