Classrooms & Meeting Spaces
The Registrar’s Office takes care of allocating classrooms for all courses, with attention to any special requests from faculty (for example, if need to project on multiple screens, or prefer dry-erase boards, or need class video and audio recording equipment built in). This section will help you locate classrooms on campus, discover what their capacity and features are, and reserve other spaces for movie viewing, study sessions, or extra-curricular events.
Locations on Campus Map
The campus map is interactive, so you can put in the building where your class is located to get your bearings.
Other Available Spaces
The Learning Commons has several rooms that you (and students) can reserve through their online system. Small group study rooms are available to students, faculty and staff, with capacity for 2-6 people. If you would like to show a movie or hold a meeting that will be recorded on audio, video or both, two rooms are available on the first floor (Viewing and Taping Rooms A and B), and you can reserve them by contacting Media Services (x4520). To reserve one of the conference rooms or a computer lab for a research or study session, contact Technology Training Specialist Teri Escobar (x4415).
Each of the dorms has study space available, and this might be a particularly attractive option if your course has a lot of students from one particular RLC (Residential Learning Community).
Using Astra to Check Room Use
For other buildings and rooms on campus, an online calendar called Astra allows you to view capacity, features, and availability. Filters at the top of the page allow you to specify the date, time, and building you’re interested in. If you’re logged in, you can also reserve any available room yourself. You can request an account from Gabby Guerrero, Business Analyst in IT.
Quarterly Calendar of Deadlines
|3||Fall Qtr Mass of the Holy Spirit: adjusted mid-day schedule||Last day for students to submit remaining work on prior qtr incompletes
Fall & Winter Qtr Last day for students to petition for degree granted this qtr
|4||You must submit grades for prior quarter incompletes
Last day for students to withdraw without W
Last day for students to declare P/NP
Spring Qtr: Last day for students to petition for September degree
|5||Submit tentative syllabi to Vicky for the next qtr||
|8||Registration - advising (Fall, Winter, Spring)|
|9||Registration - advising (Fall, Spring)|
|10||Dead Week – no major assignments|
|11||FINAL EXAMS (No Friday exams Spring Qtr)
Cumulative assignments due this week (no earlier)
|12||Grades due Spring Qtr||Grades due Fall & Winter Qtrs|
The First Day
The first day can be overwhelming. Here’s some advice to help with the flurry of activity.
Take roll, using the most updated roster you can get. Vicky provides rosters Friday afternoon before the new quarter, but changes can occur that weekend and through the first week, especially during fall quarter. You may want to login to eCampus, click the roster icon to the left of your class(es), and print it right before class and perhaps again on Monday of the second week, once the enrollment period has ended.
Distribute & Review Syllabus
The syllabus is your contract with the students, so it’s useful to review it with them on the first day. Introduce your texts, the learning objectives, your grading, attendance and academic integrity policies. Review assignments, reading load and expectations.
Alert Students to Pre-reqs and for RTC 2 the Study Abroad Issue
Most students will not receive RTC 2 credit unless they’ve completed an RTC 1 course in a prior quarter. Likewise, most students will not receive RTC 3 credit unless they’ve completed their RTC 1 and RTC 2 courses in previous quarters have attained 88 units/junior status. The exception is transfer students entering with 44 units or more; they can take two RTC courses at any level and in any sequence that they choose. Students should be reminded of this on and the first day. Some of us use a simple form that, among other things, asks students in RTC 2 and RTC 3 courses what their prior religious studies courses were:
The Core Curriculum initiated in 2009–2010 counts almost all religious studies courses taken in international programs as RTC 2 courses. First or second year students planning to study abroad should be reminded of this if they are enrolling in your RTC 2 course, since they may wish to reserve that course for their abroad term.
Orient Students to the Classroom & Emergency Procedures
Alert students to the nearest restrooms, the evacuation route from the classroom, and the emergency asssembly point should the class have to evacuate the building. Familiarize yourself with campus emergency procedures. An abbreviated version of these procedures and the evacuation maps are posted in classrooms and buildings.
Emphasize that the most precious information in the wake of an evacuation is them (that is, their whereabouts), and that you are responsible for your students until advised otherwise. This is one reason why it will be important to take roll every day. Encourage the students to sign up for SCU Campus Alert to receive emergency notifications.
The First Week
If you do not close your class, expect some fluctuating enrollment during the first week, right through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, when the add-drop period ends. Students may or may not email you to request permission to add the class that late (after missing the first 2-3 sessions), so again, if you don’t want students to miss those sessions, you’ll need to close the class by contacting Adora Hoose in the Office of the Registrar (x4998).
Faculty Absence Policy & Other Expectations
Returning Student Work
Make-up Quizzes & Exams
Mid-Quarter Course Evaluation
End-of-Quarter Course Evaluations
Final Exam Policy