Frequently Asked Questions
New Faculty & Staff
All mission-critical information, like employee ID, how to view your
pay stub, phones, etc. is available here for new employees: http://ets.fhda.edu/call_center/newemployee
New & Used Faculty & Staff
Almost any question you may have about general college procedures, tenure
review, curriculum, the staff directory, holidays, etc. is found at http://www.foothill.edu/staff/
Faculty, in particular, should download the Faculty Handbook,
which answers almost every imaginable question you may have about
Foothill's classroom policies for faculty.
All email questions can be answered by accessing this link: http://ets.fhda.edu/call_center/email
Class Lists/Grades/Enrollment Data
You can access your class lists, turn in grades, etc. in your faculty
Your username and password are the same as your mail username and password.
New Portal comes online in May/June 2010. See:
Keys & Room Access
If you need a key, or access to a room, contact Kay Thornton
, our Facilities Coodinator. Alternately, you can contact Sindy Olsen
, our Administrative Assistant.
Cleaning Issues/Security Issues/Network Issues/Various and Sundry
If a room is left a mess by someone before you, unlocked, the network
is down, or you just have a complaint, contact Mark Anderson
, Division Dean.
Our Division has a firm "no audit" policy. Students must be
enrolled and have paid fees in order to sit in your classroom.
They may, however, choose the pass/no pass option when they enroll.
How To Make A PDF Document
Paper is bad, it costs us lots of money, students just throw them
away. If you learn to make PDF documents instead of using paper, it saves the environment, our B budget and is, in many cases, easier for the students to deal with. Here's a handy tutorial!
Generally, all enrollment is the student's responsibility, including
dropping classes if they choose. You may, however, have a different policy,
which should be
clearly spelled out in your syllabus.
Course Syllabus/Green Sheet
You are required to give each student enrolled in your classes a course
syllabus/green sheet at the first class meeting. It can be on paper or
in electronic form, like ETUDES. In it, you should clearly spell out
all of the course due dates, your add/drop policy, late work policy,
disruptive behavior policy, your contact information and your office
hours, in addition to all pertinent academic information (books, course calendar, etc.).
One very critical piece of information is your policy on academic
honesty - what happens if you catch a student cheating? Some students
may not understand what "cheating" means, so if you rain all
over them for cheating, but haven't spelled out what that is, they have
a legitimate gripe. You cannot fail a student in a course for a single
act of cheating, now matter how egregious! You can only fail them for
the assignment/test in question. If you would like to read the State
Chancellor's Office Policy on this issue, click here.
The course syllabus is, in fact, a legal contract between you and
the student. If everything is spelled out in the syllabus, it eliminates
all ambiguities and makes it easy to resolve disputes should they arise.
Your syllabus must be on file in the Division Office each quarter
by the end of week 1
Grades are generally due 3 working days after your last final. During
the regular academic year (Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters) they
are due to A&R on Wednesday at 5PM the week after finals. If you
submit grades through the Portal, the same deadline applies.