Faculty Guides

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development's Faculty Manual

A copy of the most recent comprehensive Faculty Manual (PDF) from Faculty Affairs, delineating everything from: parking places to keys to university governance to where to contact your union representative...

English Department's Faculty FAQ Handbook

English Department FAQ Faculty Handbook - Compiled by the English Department Faculty Support and Mentoring Committee

Faculty & Student Guidebook to Petitions Process

Please refer to this guidebook to learn about the process for most commonly used petitions. This includes, but is not limited to: withdrawals, grade changes, WUs, waiver petitions and more. See page 2 for the table of contents. We hope you will find this as a useful reference to refer to when you are trying to figure out how to handle petitions and grading.

If you are just looking for information on W's and WU's, please see the page above for a short description and instructions.


If you still have questions or concerns, please contact:


Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) System:

New Course and Topic Proposal Process through LCA

  1. Faculty complete, save, and submit new course proposals in CIM
  2. The ECC approves the course through CIM
  3. The Chair approves the course through CIM
  4. The department approved course is downloaded as a PDF and is uploaded by the department to the College iLearn site for Council reviewl the earlier the better, but no later than the deadline for that submission period
  5. Council reviews according to the schedule and if appproved, Susan Shimanoff approves the proposal in CIM
  6. If the course clears all other approval processes, it can be offered in the next semester as a new course. If you are applying for any university requirements, the earliest those would be in effect would be the next academic year.


  • New Course Proposal/Variable Topics: Submission and Review Calendar 2019-2020
    • Fall 2019 Submission Period (for Spring 2020 implementation)
      • 1st Week: August 26 - 30 Submission Group A
      • 2nd Week: September 3 - 6 Review Submission Group A
      • 3rd Week: September 9 - 13 Submission Group B
      • 4th Week: September 16-20 Review Group B
    • Summer Course Submission Period (for Summer 2020 implementation)
      • 1st Week: November 4 - 8 Submission Group A
      • 2nd Week: November 12 - 15 Review Submission Group A
    • Spring 2020 Submission Period (for Fall 2020 implementation)
      • 1st Week: January 20 - 24 Submission Group A
      • 2nd Week: January 27 - 31 Review Submission Group A
      • 3rd Week: February 3 - 7 Submission Group B
      • 4th Week: February 10 - 14 Review Submission Group B
  • General Education Course Proposals for New and Existing Courses (for Fall 2020 implementation)
    • Must be submitted during Fall 2019 course submission deadlines noted above
  • Program Revisions (for Fall 2020 implementation)
    • Due to college office February 3rd
  • Course Revision for next semester scheduling
    • Spring 2020 scheduling
      • Due via CIM September 23rd
    • Summer 2020 scheduling
      • Due via CIM November 22nd
    • Fall 2020 scheduling
      • Due via CIM February 24th 


Additional Travel Resources:

Guest Speakers: 

Guest Speakers need to be approved by the Chair before any materials are sent to them. Please complete the steps in a timely manner (preferably two weeks) so the necessary paperwork can be completed.

  1. Fill out this form and send it to the English Department
  2. Once approved by the chair, have your guest speaker fill out a Honorarium Form [Section II] (and a Vendor Form [Page 2 & 3] if this is the first Honorarium the guest speaker will have ever received from SF State). Have the guest speaker bring in the form(s) with a wet signature on the day of the event. 
  3. Let the English Department know if we should send a parking pass and parking information to the guest speaker (in initial request form, Step 1). 

Classroom Facility Needs:

Building Coordinators
Building Coordinator Phone Email
Creative Arts (CA) Steve Lahey (415) 338-7772 slahey@sfsu.edu
Fine Arts (FA)      
Humantities (HUM) John Cleary (415) 338-1066 jcleary@sfsu.edu
Business (BUS) Janet Remolona (415) 338-1276 jiremolo@sfsu.edu
Burke Hall (BH) Cathy Lai (415) 405-4179 cathylai@sfsu.edu
Ethics & Psychology (EP) Jacob Cable (415) 338-2714 cablejac@sfsu.edu
Heath & Social Sciences (HSS) Samantha Ward (415) 338-3330 skward@sfsu.edu
Hensil Hall, Thorton Hall, & Science (HH, TH, SCI) Michael Fong (415) 338-2385 mfong@sfsu.edu
Gymnasium (GYM) Charles Guthrie (415) 338-7567 charlesg@sfsu.edu