- Obtaining a University ID and Human Resources
- SFSU Email Accounts
- Keys Office Supplies, Office Services
- Academic Calendar
- Ordering Books and Readers
- Creating Syllabi
- Class Management, Students' Mental Health and Safety
- Grading and Academic Integrity
- Technical Support
- Library Support
- Parking and Public Transportation
- Family and Wellness
It is essential to have a university ID number as this is required for e-mail accounts, library materials, and to access to other university resources. Chairpersons will initiate the process of obtaining the ID number for new faculty, and the process may take two or three weeks to complete. Some departments issue temporary IDs that are good for 30 days.
- For questions concerning the ID, please contact your department chairperson or Human Resources at: (415) 338-1872 or http://hr.sfsu.edu/hr-home.
- For additional resources and forms located in Human Resources please see: http://hr.sfsu.edu/quick_links
- For a pay schedule see:http://hr.sfsu.edu/Payroll/payroll_services_home. For information about where checks may be collected, please consult your department office manager.
- SFSU ID cards trouble-shooting: http://www.sfsu.edu/online/troubletips.htm
When you receive your SFSU ID number, you may login to the email account service at: https://www.sfsu.edu/online/sfsuemail.htm then follow the directions as prompted.
- Ideas and criteria for proper communication between instructors and students
- Information about SFSU email policies
Information about how to obtain keys and office supplies is available through the departments’ office managers. Copying may be done through departments. The university also has copy services located in the library.
- Library copy services
- Posters for presentations call Gary Palmer at 338-2642
For recommendations about textbooks and course materials, please consult your department chairperson. There are several other resources available:
- SFSU Bookstore online service for book ordering
- Customer assistance: Thomas Levesque at 338-2665
- Customer readers by University Custom Publishing or call 1-800-934-9313 This publisher attends copyright clearance and can assemble readers utilizing out-of-print material, book chapters, images, and articles. They offer a range of publication formats and work with SFSU Bookstore to distribute materials to the students.
- Library articles and databases
- Library electronic journal list
Department chairpersons may have several samples of syllabi to share with new instructors. For more information see the following: SFSU
- Academic Senate Policies on course syllabus requirements
- The Academic Technology Syllabus Tool
- Writing course objectives and outcomes
- Getting Started with iLearn
- Sample syllabus pdf: Education 101
- Conceptualizing and building the syllabus
- SFSU course withdrawal policies
Student success is predicated on working in environments that are safe and nurturing. Some students may need special services or explicit guidance on how to organize their work and time, while others may need to learn about classroom etiquette. REMEMBER, you are required to provide office hours.
In rare occasions, police intervention may be required in order to maintain students’ safety. ALWAYS report dangerous incidents to the chairperson; you may be required to complete an incident report. Please see the following options for more resources:
- SFSU Code of Student Conduct
- Office of Student Conduct
- Counseling & Psychological Services Consultations regarding distressed students: (415) 338-2208.
- University Police [24-hour Emergency: 911 or 338-7200]
- Dealing with disruptive students
- Wellness tips
- Faculty and Staff Guide: Toward enhancing communication with and helping the emotionally distressed student
- The Disability Programs and Resource Center
- Safety Orientation Handbook
- Universal Design for Learning [Designing instruction, student engagement and assessment with accessibility for all in mind]
- Learning Assistance Center [peer tutoring and writing support]
- Student Advising Services
Department chairpersons and colleagues may have insights on how to proceed with matters of grading and enforcing academic integrity. It is helpful for instructors to communicate with students their expectations related to grading and the rationales behind their standards and criteria. For more information on SFSU policies see the following:
- SFSU Grading Policies and Systems
- Academic integrity and plagiarism at SF State
- Using Turnitin in iLearn
- Withdrawal policies
Academic Technology offers a wide array of support for faculty and students. In addition, the Center for Teaching and Faculty offers insights about how to design hybrid courses and PowerPoints. See the followin gfor special services:
- Access to the J. Paul Leonard Library’s computer labs
- Teaching and Learning in iLearn
- Research commmons and library computers
- CourseStream [lecture capture and broadcast]
- DIVA [web-based tool for storing and presenting digital archives and films]
- Clickers [Personal response toll for classroom engagement]
- Virtual lab space
- Technical Support Help Desk: (415) 405-5562
- Putting grades in gradebook
The J. Paul Leonard Library is staffed with experts in various disciplines who may assist instructors with research, course design for information literacy, and guest presentations on matters concerning student research.
- Articles and data bases
- Research guides by subject
- Library pin numbers
- Library staff by subject expertise
- Reserve Faculty Commons space [call 338-2204]
Parking on and off campus is restricted to those who have permits and/or is metered. Stations for electric car charges are avilable.
San Francisco State University is committed to offering exemplary instruction and creating conditions that foster independent and deep learning. The following lists resources and online tutorials that may be helpful in developing pedagogical skills.
- Building helpful a syllabus
- High Impact Practices
- Information literacy and course work
- Outcomes & Objectives
- Designing PowerPoints
- Student Engagement
- Improving Student Reading
- Universal Design for Learning
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- Writing Guidelines in APA
- Writing Guidelines in MLA
- Meeting GWAR requirements
- Quality online instruction
- Hybrid Course Design