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GSE Instructor Handbook: Contents

1. Introduction

2. Goals of the Handbook

3. General Information

  • GSE Leadership
  • Emergency Phone Numbers

4. Faculty Employment

  • Contracts
  • Employment Forms
  • Compensation
  • Payroll Information
  • Staff and Family Tuition Privileges

5. Preparing to Teach

To propose and develop a Continuing Education course, use this document

6. Course Delivery, Logistics, and Support

  • Classrooms
  • Textbooks
  • Use of Copyrighted Materials
  • Photocopying
  • Media Resources
    • Audiovisual Equipment
    • Special Software
    • Periodic Use of a Computer Lab
    • Computer Lab-Based Courses
    • Miscellaneous Audiovisual Materials
  • Putting Materials on Reserve
    • Branford P. Millar Library
    • Metropolitan Instructional Support Laboratory (MISL)
  • Student Class Lists (PSU Information System/Banweb)
  • Guidelines for Course Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment
  • Returning Work to Students
  • Faculty Absences
  • Inclement Weather Cancellations
  • Dealing with Difficult Students
  • Crisis/Emergency Response
  • Reasonable Accommodation/Access Policy

Resources from the Office of Student Life: This set of videos provides information on topics that include: addressing academic dishonesty, supporting students in distress, addressing disruptive behavior, sharing student academic records, support for trans or gender variant students in the classroom, and so on.

    7. Course Completion

    • Final Examinations
    • Faculty/Course Evaluation Process
    • Grading Guidelines
    • Posting Grades
    • Definition of University Grades
    • Giving an Incomplete
    • Criteria for Incomplete
    • No Basis for Grade and Missing Grade
    • Changing Grade Options
    • Grading Deadlines
    • Online Grading
    • Grade Changes
    • Removing an Incomplete
    • Completing the SGR

    8. Student Policies and Procedures

    • Student Conduct Code and Behavior and Performance Guidelines
    • Student Appeals 
    • Registration Issues
    • Religious Holy Days
    • Withdrawals
    • Incompletes

    9. Faculty Policies and Procedures

    10. Faculty Support Services

    • Office of Academic Innovation
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • GSE Outreach
    • Computer Accounts
    • Disability Services for Students
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Faculty Library Privileges
      • Millar Library (PSU campus library)
    • Daily Parking on Campus
      • Parking Structure 1
      • Parking Structure 2
      • Parking Structure 3
      • University Center Garage
    • Security Escort Services
    • Desire to Learn (D2L)
    • Writing Center

    11. Field Experience Supervision

    12. Advising

    • Licensure Programs
    • An Oregon Teaching License
    • Licenses for Other Education Professionals
    • Advising Students for Licensure/Endorsement
    • Degree Programs
    • Advising Students for the Master's Degree
      • Important things to remember
      • Office of Graduate Studies Forms
    • Student Complaints and Appeals
    • Registering for Classes
    • Upholding Behavior and Performance Standards