Instructor Resources

Welcome instructors! We hope you find this page useful in managing your classes. If you need additional help, please contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Affairs Office.

Copying Resources

  • Imprints - You can visit their store in person, or you can utilize their online storefront at PrintConnection. You can upload your documents online and have the material delivered to your office or the Student Affairs Office. It will require an index number. You can obtain your course index number by contacting Hanna Foley or 858-532-4856
  • View all Imprints Locations
  • For small jobs, you can make quick copies of your documents at the Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Affairs Office in York Hall 4010. Our office is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. (We are closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch.)

Course Expenses

You can obtain your course indices by contacting Hanna Foley. For lecture and graduate courses, there is a departement index exclusively for photocopying and a separate index for all other (allowable) course expenses. Lab courses each have unique course indices. Please note the department policy below on allowable instructional expenditures on these course indexes.

Allowable expenses:

  • Binders/Folders/Envelopes
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Chalk/Erasers
  • Scantron Forms
  • Paper/Index Cards
  • Transparencies

Disallowed expenses:

  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Electronic equipment (calculators, laser pointers)
  • Books (unless by exception)

If you need other course supplies not listed above, please contact Hanna Foley to determine if it's an allowable expense.

Additional Notes:

If you require a replacement battery for your laser pointer or for classroom microphones, please do not purchase these on the course indexes. The Student Affairs Office may have batteries available, or Hanna can place an order for the type needed. 

All unused items that were purchased with a department course index should be returned to Hanna by the beginning of the following quarter.

Technology Resources

Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) Services 

  • Audio/Visual Services - Most classrooms are equipped with a self-serve media station, which includes a computer projector, DVD/CD/VCR, and MP3 player/iPod. For immediate technical support, contact the ACMS classroom support line at (858) 534-5784. To view a classroom's particular features, visit the Classroom Details webpage.
  • Podcasting of lectures is available to classes scheduled in podcast-ready lecture halls.
  • TritonEd - For a course website, you will need to request TritonEd via the cinfo request using your AD account.
  • iClicker - For more information on the student response iClicker system, contact ACMS at clickers@ucsd.edu and visit the iClicker website.

Accounts / Access

  • Active Directory (AD) is for access to e-mail, the UCSD-PROTECTED wireless network, Virtual Private Network (VPN), ACMS computer labs, and TritonEd.
  • UCSD Email Account - Your AD account is also your UCSD email address, which you will be issued upon being hired. You can access your mail at: https://mail.ucsd.edu.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) is for access to Blink Instruction Tools (i.e. class lists) and eGrades. (NOTE: You must self-register for your SSO account here: https://a4.ucsd.edu/selfreg/supplyemail.do

Classroom Demonstrations

For more information on classroom demonstrations that are available in the department, please visit: http://chem-web.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/teaching-labs/demos/ or contact Peter Wotruba (pwotruba@ucsd.edu).

Teaching Assistants

If your course is eligible for TAs, you will receive your TA assignments from up to two weeks prior to the start of the quarter. A full-time TA is typically assigned to three discussion sections or one laboratory section, and the wokload would be up to 17 hours per week on average. A part-time TA will typically be assigned to two discussion sections, and the workload would be up to 11 hours per week on average. An undergrad Tutor or UGIA will be assigned to one section, and is expected to work about about 10 hours per week.

Office Hours

If you or your TA(s) need a room to hold office hours, there will be a sign-up sheet with available rooms/times in the Student Affairs Office (YH 4010) just prior to the start of the quarter. If you require a dedicated office, please contact Erica Lennard regarding options and availability.

Grading

eGrades

Grades must be submitted via egrades.ucsd.edu by 11:59am on Tuesday following Finals Exam Week. For more information on eGrade, please visit: http://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/academic-info/grades/egrades.html

Scantron

The department has a scantron machine available for your use in York Hall. If you plan on using the departmental Scantron for any grading in your course, please contact either Carl Hoeger (choeger@ucsd.edu) or Christina Johnson (c3johnson@ucsd.edu) as soon as possible to schedule training. They are responsible for overseeing its use, maintenance, and proper training of users. The Scantron experiences heavy use, so the sooner you contact either Drs. Hoeger or Johnson the better.

Retention of Exams 

Instructors are required to retain exams for at least one full quarter after the exam period (unless returned to the students). The Student Affairs Office schedules quarterly shredding, for your convenience.

Academic Integrity

Integrity of scholarship, otherwise known as academic integrity, is essential for an academic community. Academic integrity is the courage to engage in the academic community only in ways that are honest, respectful, responsible, fair and trustworthy.[1] Academic integrity is essential because the University has the privilege and great responsibility to educate and certify the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens. Without academic integrity, the degrees we confer, the research we conduct and our reputation all lose value.

Student academic integrity is a teaching and learning issue. All instructors can create a classroom of integrity, in which cheating is the exception and integrity the norm, by learning how to:

  1. communicate integrity
  2. reduce temptations and opportunities for cheating, and
  3. respond to cheating (no matter its form) when it occurs.

All instructors should at least insert the following statement in all syllabi:

“Academic Integrity is expected of everyone at UC San Diego. This means that you must be honest, fair, responsible, respectful, and trustworthy in all of your actions. Lying, cheating or any other forms of dishonesty will not be tolerated because they undermine learning and the University’s ability to certify students’ knowledge and abilities.  Thus, any attempt to get, or help another get, a grade by cheating, lying or dishonesty will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office and will result sanctions. Sanctions can include an F in this class and suspension or dismissal from the University. So, think carefully before you act. Before you act ask yourself the following questions: a) is my action honest, fair, respectful, responsible & trustworthy and, b) is my action authorized by the instructor?  If you are unsure, don’t ask a friend—ask your instructor, instructional assistant, or the Academic Integrity Office. You can learn more about academic integrity at academicintegrity.ucsd.edu” (Source: Academic Integrity Office, 2017)

And, all instructors should report violations of academic integrity when they are suspected. Instructors can report online via this Faculty Reporting Tool or by emailing aio@ucsd.edu with questions or for consultation.

Dr. Bertram Gallant, the Academic Integrity Director, is available for consultation with faculty. She can be reached directly at 858-822-2163 or tbg@ucsd.edu.

[1] This definition comes from the International Center for Academic Integrity, http://www.academicintegirty.org/icai/assets/Revised_FV_2014.pdf

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

Students who are eligible for modifications, adjustments and other accommodations in their chemistry lecture or laboratory learning environments because of a disability must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and obtain an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter.

For additional information, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities:

858.534.4382 (phone) 
osd@ucsd.edu(email)
http://disabilities.ucsd.edu(website)

Student's must provide a copy of their AFA letter to the course instructor and another copy to our department OSD Liaison in the Student Affairs Office, York 4010. For further questions on our department process and accomodations available, please contact chemadvising@ucsd.edu

OSD Syllabi Statement
The following is a sample statement to include in your course syllabus:

If you have been given an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter from the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD), you must provide the instructor, your TA, and the OSD Chemistry Department Liaison with a copy of the letter before any accommodations will be provided. All exam scheduling will be coordinated by you and the instructor, with involvement from the OSD Liaison as needed. In order to guarantee accommodations, you must follow the guidelines established by the Instructor and/or Liaison. OSD exams will run concurrently with the scheduled exam.

Arranging Exam Accommodations

Instructors may work directly with the OSD student to provide the accommodations. If you need a testing space, you may fill out a Room Request Reservation.  If needed, our Student Affairs Office (chemosd@ucsd.edu) can assist with OSD accommodations by securing a room and starting/stopping the OSD exam, during our office hours (8:30am – 4pm). However, please note that our office is not able to proctor the exam. Our office can provide a shared room with video surveillance.  If you wish to have a proctor to monitor the student during the exam, please coordinate this with your TA(s). {Department OSD Liaison: Oura Neak (chemosd@ucsd.edu)}

Course Evaluations

Course And Professor Evaluations (CAPE)

By Week 8, students will receive an email notice inviting them to evaluate your course via CAPE. The evaluation system will remain open to students until the first day of Final Exams. After final grades are submitted, the CAPE results will be made available via http://cape.ucsd.edu/.

Prerequisite Waivers

You may be asked by students to waive prerequisites to enroll in your course. It is up to the instructor to decide whether a particular student should be allowed to enroll in the class without completing the established prerequisites. You may notify the Student Affairs Office via email to waive a prerequisite for a student, or you can redirect the student to submit an online petition with thier request which will be routed to you for e-approval. If you would like them to complete an online petition for your review, please direct the student here for more information: http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/academic-information/petition-info.html.

Academic Senate Policies

Examinations

Grading

Integrity of Scholarship

Useful Links

Class Lists (Use your SSO account. If you do not have access, please contact Erica Lennard.)

Room Request Form (i.e., review sessions)

Academic Calendar

Schedule of Classes (SOC)

Course And Professor Evaluations (CAPE)

Assigned Seating Assistance for Final Exam

General Teaching Resources

Center for Teaching Development (CTD) 

Chemistry Majors - Learning Objectives