Faculty Handbook



Before You Begin

Resize this window so that the three buttons above called: Table of Contents, About the Handbook, and Index Search fit exactly within the window. The icon to resize the window is located in the lower right-hand corner of this screen.

General Information

This is an on-line version of the Faculty Handbook. It contains the same information as the printed version. This on-line edition has several advantages over its printed counterpart: it contains the most recent up-dates of approved policies; it is easy to locate information at the click of a button; and of course, we will be saving trees by using this medium instead of the traditional printed version.


  1. Buttons

    To find the information you need you can either use the Table of Contents or the Index Search. These two buttons appear in the frame at the top of this page and are labeled accordingly.

    Table of Contents
    If you would like to find an item by chapter, the Table of Contents lists the major topics covered in each chapter. Also, each chapter has a sub-table of contents that lists more specific information. To access the chapter Table of Contents click on the button below labeled: Table of Contents .Click on any chapter and a sub-table of contents will appear for that section.

    Index Search
    If you would like to search the document for a specific topic or word, click on the Index Search and that will take you to an alphabetical list of items. You can then search by clicking on a letter, and/or by scrolling down the list. The buttons on the bottom of the page are always visible as you navigate the Handbook. Currently, you are viewing the About The Handbook section. If you would like to return to this page later simply click on the About the Handbook button at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Arrows
    This arrow appears in the index and takes the user to the alphabetical listing located at the top of the section.
    This arrow is used within the Index Search and takes you to the next alphabetical letter in sequence.
    This button takes you to the corresponding sub-table of contents within the current chapter.
  3. Hypertext Links

    These links appear on the page as underlined and/or highlighted text. In the previous sentence the words "underlined and/or highlighted" are the "hot spot" to show that it is a hypertext linked item. When you click on the text, you will be taken to a hypertext reference. (The item will change color the next time you return to this link to let you know that is has already been visited.)

  4. Netscape Browser Controls

    Unless you are using Netscape 3.0 or better, or Microsoft Explorer 3.0 the back button on the internet browser will not take you back to the previous page within the Faculty Handbook. To view the previous page click and hold the mouse down anywhere on the window, but not on any of buttons, and when the Back in Frame or back dialog box occurs, select the item (if you are using a PC use the right mouse button). This will take you back to the last page you visited. If you intend to visit the Handbook frequently you might want to add a bookmark: Click on Bookmark on the Netscape Browser and drag down and select "Add a Bookmark." The Bookmark "The Faculty Handbook" will now appear when you click and drag on Bookmarks in the main menu bar of Netscape. If you want to select this bookmark then highlight it with the mouse to select it and then release the mouse button.

  5. Chapter Labels

    The individual chapters are labeled in two ways:

    • First along the left hand margin there is a vertical blue strip that indicates what chapter, appendix, or table of contents you are currently accessing.
    • Second along the top of every chapter, appendix, or table of contents is a chapter label heading.

Information about the Authors:

Design of the Handbook Web Site: Dorothy L. Keane, Ed.D., Chair of Academic Senate, 1994-96

Web Design Consultant Coding: Jay Nerenberg, Adjunct Faculty, CSLA

Web Design Consultant Coding: Linda Larson, Adjunct Faculty, CSLA

The Faculty Handbook will be maintained by the Academic Senate Office. Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be directed to the office.



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