to all faculty - new and returning, full-time and adjunct!
This guide provides
you with important policies and helpful hints for the successful running
of your courses. "Day faculty" refers to faculty who teach
courses in the day time, and "evening faculty" refers to faculty
who teach courses in the evening, coordinated with the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.
If an emergency arises which results in your missing a scheduled class, you must notify your department chair or the department secretary so that students can be informed and/or a substitute found. Faculty teaching for the College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) are expected to contact their students directly if they cannot meet their class(es) They should also contact the following offices for notification purposes:
- Main Campus classes: Dean’s Office at 215-951-1234
- Bucks classes: Bucks County Center at 215-713-3900
- Montgomery County Classes: Metroplex Corporate Center at 215-834-2080
Any rescheduling of classes or change of times must be approved by your department chair so that the Registrar and Security Offices can be notified. The rescheduling of classes in CPCS must be approved by individual program directors and cleared with the Registrar’s Ofifice for Main Campus and site administrators at the Bucks County and Montgomery County centers for classes at those locations.
is available through Multimedia Services in Olney Hall (Room 117). You
can make a reservation at 215.951.1220, on the Multimedia
Services Web site, or by walk-in before class. Please investigate
these services if you need audiovisual support for classroom instruction.
A-V equipment is also available in the other buildings on campus that
are used for instruction. Consult your department chair or Multimedia
Services for more information. There is a collection of VHS tapes and DVDs which
are catalogued and stored in the Connelly Library. For more information
about using these materials for instructional purposes, call (X1295) or
email Samantha Slade, the Media/Digital Services Librarian. For additional information please consult the Connelly Library website.
equipment at the Bucks Center
For the first class meeting, faculty may call or e-mail in their needs. Requests for subsequent classes are entered by the faculty member into a binder located at the front desk, which lists all available equipment for every day of the semester. Any questions or special requests can be either emailed to Bob Heybach or by phone (215-579-7335).
A-V equipment at the Montgomery County Center
All A-V equipment available in classrooms is standardized and requires LUNA logon credentials to access them. Any questions, as well as request for non-standardized A-V equipment are available by contacting Christina Griffin at 610-834-1036, or email email@example.com. If tutorials or training are required to operate the equipment please schedule a time to do so. The security guard located at the front desk has accesses to troubleshooting documentation if needed. Any specialized software request necessary for classroom usage requires sufficient advanced notice.
It is wise to take attendance at each class meeting for your
records. For day school freshmen and other new day school students,
attendance is one of the items to be reported with mid-term grades.
The general attendance policy is from the La Salle University Bulletin:
Students are expected to attend classes regularly. Absence required
to provide for conditions beyond the control of the student, such as
illness or serious personal or family situations, should be explained
to the instructor. If absence extends over a protracted period of time,
the Office of the Dean should be notified. Attendance is taken from
the first regular class day regardless of the time of registration.
A few days
before the first day of class you will be provided with instructions
on how to obtain a preliminary class list through mylasalle
(Web portal). You should verify that anyone who is attending your class
and is not on your class list is a late registrant. After the drop/add
period, you can obtain a final class list from through the portal. The
last day for drop/add is
September 2 in Fall 2011 and
January 23 in Spring 2012.
If there are students present whose names are not on the list, please
instruct the students to see the Registrar. If there are any other problems
with class lists, please inform the Registrar's Office (x1020).
Full-time faculty are provided with a computer in their
offices. Adjunct faculty have access to the use of a computer on a shared
basis, either in their office on in the computer laboratories. The principal
computer lab is in the lower level of Wister Hall.
Access to most
computing services, including email, is through the Web portal: mylasalle.
Information about mylasalle is available on the login
To obtain a
campus network account, contact your department chair who will notify
the Information Technology Department. Through the campus network you
will have access to:
- campus software
(i.e.. Microsoft Office)
- server space for
For network account
information, contact Joe Simon (x1782). Further information about computer
services can be obtained from Ed Nickerson (x1046) or try the Technology
@ La Salle page.
Offices and Computer Resources at the Bucks Center
There are three offices and five cubicles for faculty use and all have network access. There are four computer labs available whenever they are not in use by a class, and a "resource center" consisting of fifteen PC's which are available whenever the building is open.
Office and Computer Resources at the Montgomery County Center
There is one private area at the Montgomery County Center with phone and computer/network access. In addition, there are three work stations with a printer in the lounge area.
Course Expectation Form
For most courses, you will receive a sample syllabus for the course which you are teaching from your department chair. Please review the course content with your chair. You should distribute a course expectation form which incorporates this syllabus to your students on the first day of class. This form provides the students with an outline of the course content and other expectations you have of them, including grading scheme, policy on absences, policy on academic integrity, number of tests, quizzes, and papers. In addition, the form should indicate any office hours you will have on campus and/or how you may be reached. Your department chair should be able to provide you with the course expectation forms of others who have taught the course. Normally your course objectives should be in agreement with the objectives that the department has for the course. If you have questions about these issues, discuss them with your department chair. A copy of your course expectation form must be given to your department chair and another sent to the Dean's office for filing. Faculty teaching in CPCS should submit this information to Program Directors and the Dean’s Office.
for info on snow closings or check
on mylasalle for up to date
at the University remain in session unless announced otherwise by
radio and/or television media. Snow Numbers are:
- Main Campus (Day) - 105
Campus (Evening/Weekend) - 2105
- Bucks Center: 2746
- Metroplex: Day is 1491; Evening is 2491
Closing at the Bucks Center: Faculty members
may call 215.579.7335 for further information.
In all cases listen to KYW 1060 AM, phone the station (215-925-1060), or visit its web site for additional information.
Be sure to keep a copy of all assignments, quizzes, mid-terms and final examinations given in a course. A copy of your final examination should be given to your department chair or secretary and another to the Dean's office to be kept on file. Faculty teaching in CPCS should give copies to their program directors and the Dean’s Office. At the end of the term a photocopy of your attendance and grade information should also be given to your department chair. This is to provide the chair with information in case you are not available to field a student grade complaint.
assigning grades, faculty have the option of using +/- grading system
(Note: There are no A+ or D- grades.) Those faculty who do not wish
to use +/- grades may assign A, B, C, D, F, etc. Please be sure to include
an explanation of your grading policy on your course expectation/syllabus
form which you distribute on the first day of class.
= Very Good
C = Average
A "+" adds 0.33 to
the numerical equivalent of a grade and a "-" subtracts 0.33 from that
numerical equivalent. For example, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.00, B- = 2.67
The I grade is a provisional grade given by an instructor to a student
who has otherwise maintained throughout the semester a passing grade
in the course, but who has failed to take the semester examination for
reasons beyond his or her control. Make-up examinations for the fall
semester must be completed before the opening day of the spring semester.
All I grades that have not been removed within three weeks of the last
regular examination of the semester become Fs. When it is physically
impossible for the student to remove this grade within the time limit,
he or she must obtain a written extension of time from the Dean of his
or her school.
The W grade is assigned when a student officially withdraws from a course prior to its completion. The request for withdrawal from a course is filed with the students' Dean's Office (Non-Nursing evening students with the Dean’s Office of CPCS). The request must be filed on or before the "Last day to withdraw from a class," as published in the Academic Calendar located in the current edition of the undergraduate catalog and on the University Web site.
Final grades are
collected for all students through the Registrar's Office. Mid-term
grades for day school freshmen and other new day school students are
collected through the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Please
be sure to submit these grades no later than their due date. It is expected
that you will inform all your students about their mid-term grades and
keep them informed about their academic progress during the semester.
If the class contains
a majority of first year students, some formal evaluation of these students
should begin as soon as possible in the first quarter, so that the mid-term
assessment/advisement can be conducted on a firm basis. You are also
encouraged to use the EARS (Early Alert Referral System) to provide
freshman advisors with information about your freshmen students. EARS
is accessible through mylasalle.
For more information on the EARS system, contact Dr. Nancy Jones (x1265).
The following is the breakdown and definitions of grades distributed
for courses completed:
indicates the demonstration of a superior level of competency
indicates the demonstration of a very good level of competence
indicates the demonstration of a good level of competency
indicates the demonstration of an average, satisfactory level of
indicates the demonstration of a less than average level of competency
indicates a below average, only marginally satisfactory level of
indicates failure to demonstrate a satisfactory level of competency
indicates work not completed within the trimester period
indicates an authorized withdrawal from a course unit after the
trimester has commenced.
The grade points awarded for each letter grade are as follows:
Academic Policies and Procedures
Graduate Student Handbook states the academic policies and procedures.
It should be noted that the statement on Academic Standing, as stated
in the current Handbook, remains the same: "Every student in the La
Salle University's Graduate Programs is required to maintain a cumulative
scholastic average of "B" (3.0). In addition, a student whose academic
performance falls below this standard is subject to academic review
by the director of the appropriate Graduate Program. Depending upon
the degree of the academic deficiency, a student may be warned with
regard to academic standing or required to withdraw from the program.
A student with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 is automatically
in academic jeopardy whether or note he or she receives written notification
of this status. A student must have a cumulative average of 3.0 or better
to graduate from La Salle University. "A student with serious academic
deficiencies will be required to withdraw from the program. A student
admitted on a conditional basis who has a cumulative grade point average
of less than 3.0 upon the completion of 6 or 9 credits (depending upon
the specific program), may be required to withdraw from the programů"
Mailroom and Duplicating Department
The mailroom and the duplicating department are located under the East Stands of McCarthy Stadium. Most day faculty have a mail box at this location; mail for CPCS faculty is distributed by the Dean’s Office of CPCS There is also a public fax located in the mailroom.
are expected to devote time each week to on-campus student counseling
conferences. Normally, office hours equal to one-half your teaching
load are set up to provide this counseling. These office hours should
be announced to your class and included in your course expectation form.
Duplication of materials is handled in different ways by different departments. Please consult with your department chair about the department's policy in this regard; CPCS faculty should consult with the Dean’s Office of CPCS if they are teaching on Main Campus.
Photocopying – Montgomery County Center
A copier is available for faculty use. Faculty should see the security guard who will provide department code information. The fax number is 610-834-1069.
Return of Student Papers & Examinations
papers, quizzes and examinations should be returned within a reasonable
time, particularly mid-semester examinations, in order to give students
feedback on their course progress. Students have the right to request
an explanation of a grade on such work.
For full semester courses, online course evaluations will be sent to students about two weeks before finals. Evaluations will close to student responses before the start of finals. If students complete their evaluations, they will be able to view their grades in Br. Luwis as scheduled. If students did not complete their evaluations on time, they will not be able to view their grades until two weeks after the courseend date.
Exception: for part of term (4 week, 7 week, etc.) and fully online ("WB") courses, evaluations will be sent to students 2 weeks prior to the end date of the course. Students will be able to complete the evaluations up to 2 weeks after the conclusion of class.
How students complete the evaluation
Students will receive an email to their lasalle.edu account, with a link to complete each online course evaluation. The link takes them directly to the evaluation, which they can either complete, or indicate that they do not wish to complete (on each evaluation question). Students can only complete the evaluation once for each course. Students will receive periodic reminder emails, during the evaluation period.
Students can also access the evaluation link through the Course Evaluations channel in the mylasalle portal.
How instructors view the results
You can view the progress of evaluation submissions for your courses, and view results after final grades have been submitted, via the mylasalle portal (my.lasalle.edu). The Course Evaluations channel appears in the middle column of the Home page. During the evaluation period, you will receive periodic email notifications indicating the percentage of evaluations that have been completed for each of your courses. We recommend that you use this information to remind your students to complete their course evaluations. After the evaluation period has ended, you will receive an email with the full evaluation results. The results of each survey will still be viewable (and not disaggregated). You will only be able to see evaluation results after you submit grades to the Registrar. Your evaluation results will also be available to the appropriate department chair/director and dean.
Any issues with the completion of evaluations or viewing of results should be directed to the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-951-1860.
Student Withdrawal from Course
The last day for student withdrawal from a course is November 2 in the Fall 2012 semester, and April 2 in the Spring 2013 semester. Day students must notify the Dean's Office when they wish to withdraw from a course. CPCS students must notifiy the Dean’s Office of CPCS.
University ID and Parking Permit
Each new employee is issued an Identification Card which is required for the use of the Connelly Library and other university services. Photo identification cards are available at the University ID and Gold Card Account Office located in the lower level of the Union Building. You will need your ID to enter the library in the evening hours and to borrow materials. Parking permits can be obtained from the University Security Office which is located in the Carriage House.
Photo identification cards are processed at the Bucks and Montgomery County Centers at designated times each semester.
La Salle University provides parking for faculty, staff, students, and visitors on a registration and fee based parking policy. Please visit the Campus Security Webpage for more information on fees and policies.
Parking permits are not required for students or faculty at the Montgomery County Center.