FAQs

What should I know about students' rights and the grading policy of the University?

It's always a good idea to review this official guidance from time to time:   https://www.csuchico.edu/prs/EMs/2008/08-040.shtml Student Rights and Responsibilities   https://www.csuchico.edu/prs/EMs/1992/92-013.shtml Grading Policy

Can you tell me what I would go to HR for, and what can be addressed by my Department Chair?

The departments you may interface with from time to time are as follows:   Human Resources: Benefits, Payroll, Workman’s Compensation Faculty Affairs: Academic Personnel, Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Department Chairs:...

I just input my final grades for the semester. What happens now?

Others can weigh in by emailing me additions to my comments.  Your students will know their final grade by checking their portals. At this time, if anyone objects to their grade and lets you know, you can do your own review, and take it from there. Inform the student, and if necessary, get a...

What does it take for a Lecturer at Chico State to receive an Academic Appointment Form (AAF)?

Here is the answer from Faculty Affairs:   1.       A year in advance, department chairs build the class/course schedule and begin to identify faculty to teach the courses offered.   2.       Four months in advance, students...

My Student Needs Language Asisistance--Where Do I Go For Help?

Suggest tutoring to your student, which is free. Here is thelink to that information: https://www.csuchico.edu/international/esl-tutoring.shtml

I am interested in working with the Academic Senate. Can I, as a lecturer?

From Timothy Sistrunk, FASP Representative on the Senate: All meetings are public, which means anyone can attend.  Lecturers (not just full-time) get to vote for all the at large positions and state-wide positions and can run for the at large positions.  If their college appoints them as...

I have a student from another country in my class who is struggling. Where can I turn?

Some students may be seeking a degree here, and some may only be visiting a semester. It is important that our students feel at home. If one of your international students needs help, your Department Chair can often assist you. Another resource is www.csuchico.edu/international/, an on-campus...

Some of my students who enrolled in my class didn't show up for the first class. What am I supposed to do?

You may disenroll any student who does not attend the first day. Some faculty don't disenroll until the student has missed a couple of sessions. To disenroll a student, fill in a form you can get from the Department Office. The forms are in a standing file across froom the faculty mailboxes.  

Student wants me to sign a paper to add him or her to my class. What do I do?

You can direct the student to sign up for your class via the portal. Also, Business Advising can help them. If you happen to know that your prospective student is an Open University student, their ability to join your class is at your discretion and must take into consideration the seats...

How can I create a clear and helpful syllabus?

A good syllabus is one that reflects the best practice of making it accessible to all students. For this, follow Universal Design for Learning principles. The link below will lead you to a site with a "UCD Tool" for creation of syllabi, and an "online file validator" to test docs for accessible...
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