To: CSUF - Irvine Campus Faculty Colleagues
Irvine Valley Faculty Colleagues
From: Susan M. Cooper, Ed.D.
Dean, Irvine Campus
Welcome to the Irvine Campus!
I appreciate your enthusiasm and efforts working with our students to assist them in achieving their goals and completing their programs. I look forward to working with you this semester! If you need directions to the campus, please see the map on our website: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvinecampus/pages/ab_parking.asp When you arrive, please take a tour of the campus with a member of the staff and acquaint yourself with the wonderful features of the campus. We have a fitness center (which you can join) as well as the bookstore, library, Titan Student Union which has a new Starbuck’s coffee vending machine and other services ready to assist you and your students. There is a Career Center located in room 146 that is staffed by Marianne Ng, a Long Beach Graduate Intern. If your students require disability assistance or you have any questions about these services, please contact Robert Flores (x1658). I encourage you to include a paragraph in your syllabus about Services to Students with Disabilities as well as your policies on attendance. Catherine Van Riette is available to counsel students in room 147. Please encourage your students to check out the services, activities and interactive presentations with the Fullerton Campus that we are planning this semester. We also have clubs and societies that meet frequently and articulate with the Fullerton Campus. If your students are interested in any of these activities please have them check with Student Affairs located in room 115.
Automobile parking is in front of, to the side and rear of the building. Please display your CSUF or IVC/Saddleback decal. Do not park in the 1 Banting spaces. Motorcycle parking is on the side and bike racks are in the rear of the building. Please remind your students that their cars will be towed without warning if they park in the lots belonging to our neighbors. You will be sharing office space with several other professors so please be considerate of the desk, wall shelves and file cabinet spaces. We have ample seating for students available in the lobbies, kitchenettes and in the second floor hallway. We have eight lower division classes, four Irvine Valley College classes and several cohorts of MSW, MS in Taxation and FEMBA.
Nadine Dillon will give you your office assignment with a key. This will give you access to the mailroom and the faculty/staff lounge as well. You will also be given a copy code as well as a voice mail code. Copy machines are located in the first floor mailroom and the second floor faculty lounge. Your copy limit is 1000 copies on floor 1, and 1000 copies on floor 2. Please do not exceed this limit for the semester. I urge you to post your handouts in Titanium to lessen the effect of the copy limit. You can also create course packets with one of our local vendors who are listed on our web page in the Faculty Corner. Please do not require your students to travel to Fullerton to obtain their texts or course packets. Your office will have supplies and atelephone list of numbers on the Irvine Campus. You will receive a key to your classroom only if it is a lab or other room that must remained locked when not in use. Please check your mailbox regularly on the first floor for announcements and packages.
If you are eligible for, and intend to request mileage, please complete all the forms needed with Kellie Padilla, my assistant, during the first week of school. The monthly mileage forms must be submitted within 30 days of travel or they will not be accepted by the VPAA office. If you need assistance in learning the technology in your classroom which includes Elmo Document Cameras, Epson Brite Link data projectors with laser pens, and racked equipment, please call x1610 and ask for Mo Hani or Dan Guzman. Mo, Dan or one of their student assistants will assist you. If you sign out a laser pen for the data projectors from them, it must be returned at the semester end. A charge of $50 will be incurred if the pen is not returned. We also have Scantron and Par-Score machines in the second floor lounge area.
If you cannot be present for an individual student who is taking an exam, please make arrangements with a fellow faculty member. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, test administration is a faculty duty, not staff. Only students registered through DSS can be proctored by classified staff.
There will be periodic evacuation and shelter in place drills to prepare us for an emergency. In an evacuation, you should escort the students to the parking lot corner of Banting and Barranca and have the students take all of their personal belongings with them. I encourage you to take attendance on a daily basis. This will enable you to determine in an emergency, who is present and who is not. It will also establish attendance for those students who are receiving VA or other financial aid. Please give Kellie Padilla, located in office 125, your office hours as well as your Faculty Information form. This will give us your emergency contacts in case of any problems. Please also inform Kellie (x1604) and Nadine (x1601) if you must be absent from class for any reason. This will allow us to give an early notice to your students if you have not already alerted them by e-mail and post signs.
Best Wishes to you all as we begin a new semester at the Irvine Campus!