Student Information For Course Syllabi

Student Information For Course Syllabi


Per UPS 300.004PDF File , 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

Cal State Fullerton has established university-wide learning goalsOpens in new window for undergraduate and graduate students and for General Education.

Additionally, each degree programOpens in new window has established student learning outcomes (SLO).

Finally, UPS 300.004PDF File requires that each course lists the student learning outcomes for that course (II.2).

General Education Learning Outcomes

UPS 411.203PDF File Opens in new window lists the university-wide student learning outcomes (SLO) for general education.

UPS 411.201PDF File 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 at the Arizona State University netiquette websiteOpens in new window : be scholarly, respectful, professional, and polite. The core rules of netiquette can be found at the Albion netiquette websiteOpens in new window , excerpted from Netiquette Opens in new window , by Virginia Shea. Additionally, the College of Business and Economics offers excellent pointers for Zoom etiquetteOpens in new window .

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 300.001PDF File Opens in new window states that “it is the responsibility of students with disabilities to apply for services” via the office of Disability Support Services (DSS)Opens in new window . “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 contactOpens in new window : emailOpens in new window , 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 300.021PDF File Opens in new window 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 ConductOpens in new window , 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 websiteOpens in new window 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.

        Library home pageOpens in new window

        Students in online classesOpens in new window

        Research guides for individual subjectsOpens in new window

        Research assistanceOpens in new window : emailOpens in new window , phone = 657-278-3284, location = PLN 1st Floor, Reference Desk

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 requestOpens in new window website. You can obtain internet assistance via the student technology services Opens in new window 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 Opens in new window website. Another useful website is IT essential resourcesOpens in new window .

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.

For technical difficulties:

For issues with Canvas:

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 PolicyPDF File Opens in new window . 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 statementsOpens in new window .

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 facilitiesOpens in new window , technologyOpens in new window , and instructional materialsOpens in new window . 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)Opens in new window (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 100.007PDF File Opens in new window 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 websiteOpens in new window 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 Opens in new window website.

Term Calendar

The academic calendarOpens in new window 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.