Course/Teaching Resources: On this Page
The resources on this page are related to the instructional role of faculty. In addition to these specific resources, descriptions of office and programs are in the boxes below with links and contact information for each. Many of these resources are also found in other sections; they are repeated for convenience.
Main Bookstore: (619) 594-7525; Course Materials: (619) 594-7540
Faculty resources: https://www.shopaztecs.com/c-191-faculty-info.aspx
The Course Materials department works in partnership with faculty and staff to provide course materials including textbooks, customized readers, clickers, calculators, supplies, and anything needed in the classroom. For course readers, syllabi, and other custom course materials, contact Montezuma Publishing at (619) 594-7552 or at http://www.montezumapublishing.com.
Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for acting on behalf of the University president regarding all aspects of student discipline. The office receives reports of alleged student misconduct relative to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and investigates complaints in order to determine whether University disciplinary action is to be pursued. University disciplinary action may run concurrently with civil or criminal action and/or the residence hall eviction process which is initiated by the court system. One type of judicial action does not necessarily affect the other. Campus related violations include both academic and non-academic misconduct, misconduct in the off-campus surrounding community, off-campus community-sponsored events, and online sites.
Complaints against students by SDSU faculty, staff, other students, and members of the campus community should be directed to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities as soon as possible after the incident giving rise to the complaint. Situations requiring immediate attention, e.g., class disruption which is likely to continue, should be reported by phone and followed up in writing as soon as possible. Situations requiring police assistance, e.g., serious disruptions, crimes, or where there is violence or the threat of violence, should be brought to the attention of the Department of Public Safety — 911 immediately. For other police assistance, call (619) 594-1991.
Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement
The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement is home to several multi- and inter-disciplinary programs that serve students and faculty across the campus. These include:
Instructional Technology Services
Faculty Support: 619-594-6348 (GOFIT)
Classroom Support: 619-594-4357 (4HELP)
Instructional Technology Services (ITS) fosters collaboration and innovation with faculty and university stakeholders in the design, development, and effective use of learning environments and educational media. Services for faculty include:
- Blackboard (Learning Management System)
- Learning Spaces, including all the Smart Classrooms and specially equipped Learning Research Studios
- Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Center where you can find workstations, ParScore scanning equipment, and consultants who can help with a range of instructional technology concerns
- Equipment checkout provides a range of computer and audio/visual equipment
- Course capture support using TechSmith Relay (on all classroom computers), Camtasia (license available through ETS) or Mediasite.
- Video production
- Graphic design
- Many other special initiatives: Affordable Learning Solutions, Course Design Institute (for moving courses online), Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (assessment of online and hybrid courses), Accessibility
Library and Information Access
http://library.sdsu.edu/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library and Information Access supports the information, curricular and research needs of the university’s diverse community through the widest possible range of resources.
Support for teaching include instruction sessions for your class, course reserves, course guides, embedding material into Blackboard and tutorials on plagiarism and information literacy.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
The mission of the Office of the Registrar is to support enrollment management and the academic programs of the university. The Registrar manages student records, transcripts, and other documents; provides registration services; and houses all registration activities.
Information for faculty includes grades, WebPortal and student data.
Student Disability Services
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Student Disability Services (SDS) is the university office responsible for providing appropriate academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Services and accommodations are available to students with documented disabilities, including but not limited to students who have visual limitations, communication limitations, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, attentional disabilities, mobility and other functional limitations, as well as those who are deaf or hard of hearing. At SDSU, students initiate contact with Student Disability Services by providing appropriate documentation in order to determine eligibility. Services and accommodations may include note taking, accommodated testing, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning and textbooks in accessible formats. Qualified students may also have access to an assistive technology lab, and to a grant-funded project that provides enhanced academic and personal growth support.
Faculty resources include discussion of faculty role and pedagogical strategies, sample syllabus statement and links to resources on universal design.
The Writing Center is located under the Love Library Dome, next to the Circulation desk.
The Center works with undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to develop and extend their knowledge and performance of academic literacies through coaching from tutors who engage them in conversations about their writing and broaden their understanding of audience, genre, language, and context. The Center also works with faculty to promote success in writing instruction and to support the teaching of writing across the university. The Center conducts research into writing, which informs our work with tutoring as well as our understanding of the teaching of writing on campus.
Services for faculty:
- Consultation regarding designing writing assignments to help students achieve course learning outcomes
- Professional development workshops for faculty and graduate teaching assistants
- Classroom presentations: A representative from the Center can present a brief overview (about 5-10 minutes) of the Center to your class, including how students can make appointments.
- Resource page for faculty with suggestions about how faculty can best use the Center