In order to remind students that they must fulfill degree requirements outside the major, the following statement will be added just above the “Requirements for the Major” heading on the catalog page for each degree program:
NOTE: For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below for the major, please see the “Planning Your Bachelor’s Degree” section of the catalog, pp. 58-68, and the “Planning Your Master’s Degree” section of the catalog, pp. 69-71.
We are finding that students may need a number of such reminders to improve their progress toward degree, so please take every opportunity to help your students and advisees plan GE and All-University requirements into each semester’s course schedule.
Online Incident Reporting form for Student Conduct & Students of Concern
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Student Rights & Responsibilities are requesting that all reports of students of concern go through an online incident reporting System. This online reporting system will help administrators to be more efficient and timely in their response and they will be able to triage issues as they arise. Please use the on-line reporting process unless the matter is urgent. Any issues that pose an immediate threat to the safety of the campus or individuals should be reported to University Police at 911.
Incident Report Form
As faculty members complete their preparations for classes, please be sure to review and follow the HSU Syllabus Policy.
For assistance in assuring the accessibility of Word documents, including syllabi, please download the Accessible Syllabus Format Guide.
The policy also requires all syllabi to include the date and time of the final evaluation for the class, as it appears on the Final Exam Schedule.
Note that syllabi for courses satisfying General Education and All-University (GEAR) requirements need to identify both the area they address and the learning outcomes for that area. These outcomes are available at the GEAR website.
Distance & Extended Education
If you are interested in teaching online, transforming your course into online asynchronous model, creating a hybrid course for flipped classroom, using technology to supplement your face-to-face course or technology training please contact Distance and Extended Education Design Team. The Design Team offices are located on the 5th floor of Behavior and Social Sciences (BSS) building.
DEE Design Team Contact
Resolve Gradebook Issues Before they Begin
From Moodle Specialist, Bill Bateman:
We’ve been giving a lot of gradebook help to faculty lately, and gradebook issues that are discovered at the last minute are harder on everyone. What is of most concern to us here in the Moodle office is that most of these problems could have been prevented with a little advance training in gradebook.
To help ensure grade calculations come out as anticipated, faculty are advised to attend a gradebook training session. Building the gradebook right the first time is the key to greater success for students, faculty, and departments, and the appropriate source of gradebook design help is the HSU Moodle office.
The Moodle office is hosting Back to School training sessions as follows:
Beginning August 1 and extending to the first week of school, an open door policy applies to the Moodle office The office is open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Thursday in Lib 315, with phone support available on Fridays at x3633 Beginning Aug 17, the Moodle office will be open 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.
I invite faculty to contact me to set an appointment or just drop in when they have a little time to spare. I will be happy to arrange a class or private sessions – whichever works better.
It is so important to everyone that the gradebooks are set up and maintained correctly that if you say when and where, I will be there. I look forward to helping your team have a better gradebook experience this semester.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this happen.