Faculty and Staff FAQ
Q: What are the dates of Summer Term?
A: Full-term summer classes begin June 1, 2013 and end August 10, 2013. First block summer classes begin June 1 and end July 6. Second block summer classes begin July 8 and end August 10.
Q: Are courses taken via Extended Learning applicable to degree, credential, and certificate requirements?
A: Yes. All courses offered in the CSUSM Summer Term are regular CSUSM academic credit courses that are fully transferable to other institutions.
Q: How will students register for summer classes?
A: Continuing CSUSM students will register via MyCSUSM. Non-matriculated students will register via Extended Learning's web portal at http://www.csusm.edu/el/creditcourses/summer/Schedule.html.
Q: Will advising be available for students taking summer classes?
A: Yes. Continuing CSUSM students will meet with academic advisors either within Undergraduate Advising Services or within the appropriate College. Non-matriculated student advising will be available via Extended Learning.
Q: What are the fees for Summer Term?
A: For a full listing of Summer 2013 fees, click here.
Q: Do Fee Waivers apply to a self-support summer?
A: Fee waivers are not applicable during a self-support summer. Examples include: CA Veteran, CSU Employee, Over Sixty Program, and Concurrent Enrollment.
Q: Is financial aid available during a self-support summer?
A: Only CSUSM matriculated students are potentially eligible for financial aid during summer. Summer is the trailing term of the 2012/2013 academic year, so in order to be eligible for financial aid during the summer, students must not have already used all of their aid in the fall and spring.
Q: What are the Academic Standards and Performance Expectations for Students?
A: CSUSM policies regarding academic performance, academic honesty, prohibition of plagiarism, and conduct in the classroom apply to all Summer Term courses and those who register for them. Policies regarding grade appeals and other students' rights policies also apply. All academic questions or problems with student performance should be referred to the associate dean in the college that is the academic home of the course in question. Additional policies can be found at the CSUSM Office of the Dean of Students.
Q: Are faculty required to use CSUSM email?
A: Email is the official means of communication for CSUSM instructors, therefore all notices relevant to the course(s) you are teaching will be sent to you via your CSUSM email account. If you are a full- or part- time CSUSM faculty member who has taught at CSUSM within the last academic year, you already have a CSUSM email account that will remain the same for Summer Term 2013. If you have not taught at CSUSM, you will be issued a CSUSM email account.
Q: What are compensation rates for faculty during summer?
A: The faculty pay scale will be CSU pay scale 2357, which is the equivalent of 1/30 of academic year salary for regular appointed academic year. If the course to which a faculty unit employee has been assigned has enrollment of less than twenty (20) students, as determined by the final census date, the faculty unit employee's full salary shall be reduced by five percent (5%) for each student below twenty (20) students. In no case, however, may the reduced rate full below sixty-five percent (65%) of the full salary. Rates per unit are established by dividing a faculty member's annual salary by 30.
Q: How will course cancellations be decided?
A: Extended Learning, in conjunction with the colleges, will make course cancellation decisions in May.
Q: When will summer payments be made?
A: Faculty teaching the first block of Summer 2013 will be paid on July 19. Faculty teaching the full block or second block of Summer 2013 will be paid on August 23.
Q: How do I post grades for summer classes?
A: Grades for Summer Term 2013 must be posted online via MyCSUSM. Grades for Full Block, First Block, and Second Block classes will be available to students on August 23.
Can't find the answer to your question? Please contact Veronica Martinelli, Program Administrator, Academic Credit, at 760-750-8717 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org