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Student Information For Course Syllabus


Per  UPS 300.004 , the policies described and linked below are policies students need to know for every course.  Please review these policies and refer to them when needed.

University Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Cal State Fullerton has established  university-wide learning goals  for undergraduate and graduate students and for General Education. Additionally,  each degree program  has established student learning outcomes (SLO) which, according to UPS 300.004 , must be listed in the syllabus (II.2).

General Education Learning Outcomes

General education provides students with core skills that will not only benefit them in their majors, but also serve them well as they advance in their career and futures. It gives students a breadth of knowledge and understanding across the major disciplines of science, social science, arts, and humanities, while also helping them develop skills such as critical thinking and writing, enhance their capacity for lifelong learning, and strengthen their ability to contribute effectively within our culturally diverse society. The links below provide the overall student learning outcomes of the GE program and the list of specific objectives for each GE area.

UPS 411.203  lists the university-wide student learning outcomes (SLO) for general education.

UPS 411.201  lists the objectives for each of the specific areas of general education.


Netiquette refers to a set of behaviors that are appropriate for online activity (e.g., social media, email, discussions, presentations). All personnel at Cal State Fullerton are expected to demonstrate appropriate online behavior at all times. A good summary of netiquette can be found in the CSUF Canvas self-help guides, which adapts ten rules to the online course situation from the website for the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea and other sources referenced at the bottom of the guide.

Students' Rights To Accommodations

Students with documented special needs may qualify for specific arrangements related to attending class sessions, carrying out class assignments, and/or writing papers or examinations.  UPS 300.001  states that “it is the responsibility of students with disabilities to apply for services” via the office of  Disability Support Services (DSS) . “Students are not required to disclose their actual condition to anyone other than the DSS counselor.” If a student self-discloses a condition to a faculty member, that instructor should refer the student to DSS. When a DSS counselor has documented the condition and determined the appropriate accommodation, the DSS office will provide the faculty and student with a Letter of Accommodation (LOA).  DSS contact :  email , phone = 657-278-3112,  location = GH-101.

Campus Student Support Resources

Cal State Fullerton is committed to providing timely assistance for students demonstrating any kind of need. Here are some of the key support services we offer.

Academic Integrity

UPS 300.021 states: " Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating on examinations or assignments, unauthorized collaboration, plagiarism, falsification/fabrication of university documents, any act designed to give unfair academic advantage to the student…, assisting or allowing any of these acts, or the attempt to commit such acts.” Academic dishonesty involves an attempt by students to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill that they in fact do not possess. Cheating is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Plagiarism  is defined as the act of taking the work of another and offering it as one’s own without giving appropriate credit to that source, including missing or incorrect citations and references. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred (a) are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved; (b) should possess reasonable evidence such as documents or personal observation; and (c) may take whatever action they deem appropriate (subject to student appeal), ranging from an oral reprimand to an F in the course. Violations of academic integrity shall be reported to the Office of Student Conduct , which will record the violation and determine if additional action is warranted.

Emergency Preparedness

To respond effectively in an emergency, be sure to note the (a) nearest emergency exit, (b) nearest fire alarm pull station, (c) evacuation map including the class’ outside meeting area, and (d) the  Emergency Management website  with procedures for emergencies, including disaster preparedness (e.g., active shooter, earthquake, fire) and evacuation. All campus personnel are required to participate in all campus-wide drills. Any person with special needs is encouraged to speak with the instructor privately. If an emergency disrupts normal campus operations or causes the university to close for a prolonged period of time (more than three days), students are expected to complete the course assignments listed on the syllabus as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.

Library Services

The Pollak Library is the intellectual and physical center of the campus. Visit the library in-person or online for all your information needs and so much more.

Student IT Services and Competencies

Students should have access to a fairly current and reliable computer or tablet (Windows or Mac) and internet connectivity for regular course interaction and assignments. If you do not have these, you may check out a laptop for the semester at the  IT device request  website. You can obtain internet assistance via the  student technology services website. Additionally, all software used in this class, and a whole lot more, is available at no additional cost to students at the  student software website. Another useful website is  IT essential resources.

Students are expected to have basic computer skills. These may include, but are not limited to: accessing and searching the internet, evaluating credible information and sources, writing with a word-processing app, converting documents to PDF to maintain formatting, uploading and downloading documents, using a file-sharing app for group work, navigating the Canvas course website, and using Zoom.

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Software Privacy and Accessibility

The Cal State University system and Cal State Fullerton are committed to each individual’s right to private information, privacy when using software, accessibility to all technology, and the CSU Responsible Use Policy. Note: “It is the collective responsibility of all users to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets” (1.1). Cal State vendors are also committed to privacy and accessibility, which can be read in their vendor statements.

Accessibility Statement

Cal State Fullerton is committed to being a fully accessible campus. We strive to provide a safe and barrier-free learning environment for everyone, including those with any kind of disability, whether apparent or non-apparent, learning, emotional, physical, or cognitive. This commitment includes our  facilities technology , and  instructional materials . If you find yourself unable to fully access the space, content, and/or experience of any course or activity, please contact  Disability Support Services (DSS)  (see number 4 above, “Students’ Rights to Accommodations”). A DSS counselor can help document your needs and create an accommodation plan, ensuring your privacy without disclosing your condition or diagnosis to your instructors (though you may voluntarily disclose, if you wish).

Diversity Statement

UPS 100.007  states that our university “values the diversity in culture, world views, and experiences of its students, faculty, staff, and administration” (Intro). Throughout our community, we strive to create an environment that “creates an inclusive and welcoming climate” (Art. III). In all our classes, we engage learners by presenting materials and conducting activities in a manner that respects students’ gender, sexuality, ability, religion, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture. We encourage individual perspective, expression, and ability, honoring everyone’s human dignity.

Land Acknowledgement

Cal State Fullerton acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva and Acjachemen Nations. We support the sovereignty of the native nations in this territory and beyond. We pay our respects to the indigenous land caretakers past, present, and emerging. For more information please visit the  Gabrielino-Tongva website  and the  Acjachemen website .

Final Exam Schedule

The days and times of final exams each semester are listed in the Faculty Center and Student Center, accessible through the portal. The schedule can also be accessed via the  final exam schedule  website.

Term Calendar

The  academic calendar  website lists each semester’s calendar, including the beginning and end dates, first day of classes, holidays, fall or spring recess, final exam week, and so on.