Stanislaus State is a growing campus in an increasingly diverse and changing community. Our goal is to create an educational environment that fosters excellent teaching, learning, and research. Faculty, staff, students, and administrators all work together to create a collegial environment that encourages growth and discovery. The authors designed this New Faculty Survival Guide to orient you to this campus, to the community it serves, and to life in the Central Valley. We hope this guide will continue to be useful to you in the years to come. If you find we've overlooked anything, or made a mistake, please let us know.
Selected Teaching Bibliography
The following is a selection of the many reference books on teaching available at the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (JSRFDC 101)
Angelo, Thomas A, and K. Patricia Cross
Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teacher, Second Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Bean, John C.
Engaging Ideas. The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996
Boyer, Ernest L.
Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
Designing & Assessing Courses & Curricula: A Practical Guide. Revised edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998
Eyler, Janet and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.
Where's The Learning in Service-Learning? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999
Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 20th revised edition. New York: Continuum Publishing Co., 1997.
Glassick, Charles E., Mary Taylor Huber and Gene I. Maeroff.
Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997
Gross Davis, Barbara.
Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Hartfield, Susan Rickey.
The Seven Principles in Action: Improving Undergraduate Education. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co. 1995.
Lucas, Ann F.
Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide for Chairs in the Colleges and Universities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.
McKeachie, Wilbert J.
Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Tenth Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.
The Courage to Teach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Walvoord, Barbara E. and Virginia Johnson Anderson.
Effective Grading: A tool and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Common acronyms used at Stanislaus State
AP - Advanced Placement Test
APRC - Academic Program Review Committee
AS - Academic Senate
ASI - Associated Students, Inc.
AAUP - American Association of University Professors
AVP - Associate Vice President
AY - Academic Year
BOT - Board of Trustees
CETI - California Educational Technology Initiative
CFA - California Faculty Association
COBRA - Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
COC - Committee on Committees
CODEC - Compressed Video Television
CRN - Course Request Number
CSU - California State University
CTA - California Teachers Association
DBH - Demergasso-Bava Hall, aka Professional Schools Building, or PSB, or P
DSS - Disabled Student Services
ELM - Entry Level Math
EPT - English Placement Test
ESL - English as a Second Language
FAC - Faculty Affairs Committee
FAR - Faculty Activity Report
FBAC - Faculty Budget Advisory Committee
FCETL - Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
FDC - Faculty Development Committee
FERP - Faculty Early Retirement Program
FERPA - Federal Education Right to Privacy Act
FML - Family Medical Leave
FMP - Faculty Mentor Program
FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
GC - Graduate Council
GE - General Education
HECCC - Higher Education Consortium of Central California
HEERA - Higher Education Employer Employee Relations Act
HR - Human Resources
IDEA - Individual Development and Educational Assessment
IRB - Institutional Review Board
ITFS - Instructional Television Fixed Service
AITS - Integrated Technology Strategy
ITV - Instructional Television
JSRFDC - John Stuart Rogers Faculty Development Center
KCSS - Stanislaus State Campus Radio Station
L - Library
LAC - Leaves and Awards Committee
MAP - Master Academic Plan (ning)
MELVYL - University of California Library Catalogue
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding, aka CSU-CFA Agreement
MS - Moved and Seconded
MSP - Moved and Seconded and Passed
MSR - Mary Stuart Rogers Building
NEA - National Education Association
OCLC - Online Computerized Library Center
OIT - Office of Information Technology
OLLIE - On-Line Library Information Exchange
ORSP - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
PAF - Personnel Action File
CalPERS - Public Employees' Retirement System
PST - State Department of Personnel Administration Retirement Plan
RA - Acacia Court on Stockton Center
RPT - Retention, Promotion and Tenure
RPTC - Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee
RSCA - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
RSCAPC - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Policy Committee
RW - Weber Square on Stockton Center
SATE - Student Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness
SEC - Senate Executive Committee
SEIU - Service Employees International Union
SIP - System-wide Internal Partnership
SSS - Student Support Services
SWAS - State-wide Academic Senate
TII - Technology Infrastructure Initiative
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
UEE - University Extended Education
UBPAC - University Budget Planning and Assessment Committee
UEPC - University Educational Policies Committee
UPB - University Program Board
URPTC - University Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee
UWC - University Writing Committee
VPAA - Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
WASC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges
WFC - Warrior Fitness Center
WP - Writing Proficiency
WPAF - Working Personnel Action File
WPST - Writing Proficiency Screening Test
WTU - Weighted Teaching Unit
YRO - Year-round Operations
Frequently Called Numbers
Advising Resource Center - 3304
Admissions - 3152
Academic Senate - 3400
Campus Compliance Officer - 3747
Computer Help Desk - 3687
Stanislaus State/Stockton Academics - 467-5333
Dean of Students - 3177
Facilities Services - 3211
Faculty Affairs - 3392
Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - 3216
Faculty Multimedia Laboratory - 3347
Human Resources - 3351
Instructional Media Center - 3116
The Bookstore - 3161
Institutional Research - 3281
Office of International Education - 3117
Office of Information Technology - 3343
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - 3493
Psychological Counseling - 3381
Public Safety - 3114
Records/Registration - 3264
Service Learning Office - 3311
Tutoring Center - 3642
University Reservations Office - 3419
Maps & Directions