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In Spring 2015, Psychology Professors Christine Harrington and Crystal Quillen conducted a research study entitled “Syllabus Length and Use of Images: An Empirical Investigation of Student Perceptions,” which has been published in “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology,” an APA journal. A total of 149 Middlesex County College students participated in this study. The majority of students (66 percent) preferred a longer syllabus that included assignment details versus a shorter syllabus. Medium and longer syllabi were also more likely to lead to more positive impressions of the professor and the course. This research has much practical value for faculty of all disciplines.