Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook with C S U L A background



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. Tabs

    To find the information you need you can either use the Table of Contents or the Index Search. These two tabs appear 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 tab above 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 top of the screen.

  2. Arrows
    Up Arrow This arrow appears in the Index Search and takes the user to the alphabetical listing located at the top of the section.
    Down Arrow This arrow is used within the Index Search and takes you to the next alphabetical letter in sequence.
  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. 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
Updated design by Academic Affairs ITC, August 2014

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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