The graduate and professional School of Education endeavors to transform students into innovative scholar-practitioners, guided by the ideals of equity and access, who serve their communities as leaders in K-12, higher education, and human services. Through personalized, inclusive, globally-engaged teaching and scholarship, we aim to shape and enrich educational practices that advance a more just society and impact the lives of individuals in our community and beyond.
The faculty, staff, and students of the graduate and professional School of Education form a vibrant community of inquiry committed to experiential learning, diversity of ideas and people, and collaborative scholarship. Through our transformative, high-quality teaching and scholarship, we prepare leaders and professionals who enhance the learning and livelihoods of all people in increasingly complex educational contexts.
Here are answers to common questions related to teaching in the School of Education. Please contact us for questions not addressed below.
|How do I set up employment paperwork with University Human Resources?||You'll need to provide Human Resources with documentation establishing your right to work and your selected tax withholding. This must be done before we can issue you a University ID and email account. Human Resources is located in the ground floor of the Armacost library and is open from 8:30-5:00 M-F. 909.748.8040. Please see instructions.||Tia Rodriguez
|I have questions about my pay. Whom do I contact?||Contact Tia Rodriguez and she will answer your questions or see that your question is handed off to someone who can resolve the issue||Tia Rodriguez
|Calendar: what are the term dates this year?||You can find the School of Education Academic Calendar and Course Schedule on the main School of Education website here.||Maria Williams|
|How do I obtain refreshments for my event/ class?||Contact your department chair first to make sure your request is appropriate and feasible given department budgets. Once you have chair approval, contact Maria Williams to work out the details (support ticket system coming soon).||Department Chair
|I have a mailbox?!||Yes, adjuncts have physical mailboxes on the Redlands main campus in North University Hall. Unfortunately not all regional sites have mailboxes, but since we try to do as much work as we can electronically, this should not be burdensome.||Maria Williams
|Where do I find my course evaluation scans?||Course evaluations are available for you to view after the grading period has passed (around two weeks after your course ends). Retrieving your aggregates and comments is described here. Please begin by using this link: https://redlands.tk20.com (Chrome is the preferred browser).||Heather Lambeth|
|Where do I find the expense reimbursement spreadsheet?||All University forms can be found on your MyRedlands page in the left column Documents, Forms, and Policies/Business Forms
|Attendance: Am I required to take attendance in my class? Isn't this grad school?||We are required to submit attendance for the first two course meetings to facilitate reimbursements should a student drop or withdraw. Use these instructions for submitting attendance through Student Planning. Additionally, if your course grades include attendance, meticulous records are invaluable.||Scott Stevens|
|Holidays: why aren't the usual holidays on the schedule for the course I am teaching?||As a private institution, the University does not always recognize the same holidays as public entities. You can find the School of Education academic calendar and course schedules on the main School of Education website here.||Maria Williams|
|How can I obtain instructor texts for a course?||As soon as you have agreed to teach a particular course, contact Maria Williams to request instructor copies of all course texts. We can send texts to your home, but it may save us money if you can come in to pick up your books.||Maria Williams|
|How do I make photocopies? Is there a per course limit?||TBD|
|Where is the basic syllabus for my class?||The School maintains a backstage site for faculty support called Inside the School of Education. Current syllabi for all courses can be found by clicking on the Course Materials for Faculty button or by going to the Curriculum, Pedagogy, Course Design page.
|I have questions about the syllabus or assignments for the course I am teaching.||Contact your department chair first. If they determine you're better off talking to another faculty member, they will direct you there. Scott Stevens can talk with you in his role as coordinator of faculty development if you're looking for ideas about how to change things up, but please start with your chair to understand the purposes that inform the design.||Department Chairs
|Who will order books for my classes?||Books for adjunct taught sections in Counseling & Human Services and Teaching & Learning are pre-ordered by the School. Courses taught by full-time instructors and those in Leadership & Higher Education have books ordered directly by the faculty.
|How do I change a grade?||Grade changes must be sent directly to Camile Goritz in the Registrar's Office. Please make sure you reference the course number, section, and term, as well as the student ID and name. Please indicate previous grade, new grade, and reason for change. Remember that all University grades must be numeric (4.0, 3.7, 3.3, etc).||Maria Williams
|When are my grades due?||Grades are due two weeks after the final session of your course. You may submit grades through Moodle (if you have installed the ILP integration widget) or through Student Planning. If you will be delayed (and it happens) please let your Chair and Scott Stevens know.||Scott Stevens
|How do I submit grades for my course?||Grades for each course are submitted within two weeks of the final class meeting by the instructor either through the Moodle platform or through Student Planning. The University of Redlands uses numeric grades, so course grades must be submitted in the 4.0, 3.7, 3.3, 3.0, 2.7, 2.3, 2.0 format. Incompletes can be submitted but must include a final date and the grade to be given if the incomplete is not satisfied by the end date.||University Registrar
|What is the process if a student wants to dispute a grade in a course?||Students always have the right to clearly communicated grading policies. Should a student feel your grading is inaccurate, the first step is for them to contact you, the instructor. If the student is still unsatisfied, then the department chair should be contacted. If those two measures do not resolve the dispute, the student should contact the Office of Student Success to file a formal complaint. Please see the University catalog for dispute protocol.||Office of Student Success|
|Should I use the Moodle gradebook?||Instructors who understand how it works praise the Moodle gradebook function because it allows students to view their grade to date and automatically calculates course grades is set up to do so. That said, it has a pretty steep learning curve so perhaps talk to Instructional Technology/Moodle support before plunging in.||Instructional Technology|
|How do I access OneDrive? How do I get set up?||Everyone with Redlands credentials has access the the University OneDrive. For problems accessing or storing materials on your OneDrive space, contact ITS.||Heather Lambeth
|How do I make my Moodle site visible?||You will need to make your course Moodle "visible" to students before they can see it in their list of courses. See the instructions on setting up your Moodle site here. Please also consult the Moodle FAQ, especially the question "Can students see my course when it is first created?" to learn more about making your course available to students.||Scott Stevens
|How do I request a room change?||Contact Maria Williams and she will request a room that better suits your needs.||Maria Williams|
|What do I do if the room or building in which my class is held is locked?||Call Public Safety at 748-8888 and request the room or building to be unlocked. Make sure you have ID so they know who you are.||Public Safety|
|Where do I park at my campus?||For the Redlands Main campus, visit the office of Public Safety in the Willis Center to receive a free parking pass. Use a campus map to determine which parking are is closest to your building. For Regional Campuses, please speak with your Regional Campus Director or our School of Education Regional Coordinators, Anne Castagnaro (OC and Rancho) or Nerni Miller (Riverside and Temecula).||Public Safety
|Where is my campus?||Directions to regional campuses can be found here.||Maria Williams|
|What if the classroom media equipment is not working?||Technology support services are available until 7:00 pm. If you can arrive early to test equipment, there may be time to contact them that day. If not, leave tham an emial message detailing the classroom location and the malfunction and they will check it email@example.com(909) 748-8922|
The Department of Teaching and Learning houses faculty and degree programs focused on preparing and advancing teachers to work in public, private and alternative school settings.
The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers graduate degrees in counseling and human services focused on preparing and advancing counselors to work in public and private sectors.
Below is an archive of essential School policies governing everything from faculty schedules to budgets to independent study course procedures.
policy on faculty schedules [link to Wall memo]
Study Away policies [link]
Below you will find inks to various resources for managing technology in the classroom at the University of Redlands. It is our expectation that students in the School of Education will experience high-quality integration of technology in their learning as a regular and ordinary practice.
Please note that the #1 problem faculty have with submitting grades via Moodle is the requirement to use only numeric grades instead of letter grades. Please see the grading instructions above for numeric grade options (A - = 3.7 for example).
If you need to issue a grade of incomplete, see the instructions above and make sure you provide an end date and default grade in the event the student does not complete the work.
If you experience errors in Moodle grade submission, it is best to email Cheryl_Robbins@redlands.edu and report the problem thoroughly. It is also ideal to include screen shots so your problem may be more accurately diagnosed.
Almost all UR classrooms are equipped with fully-functional media stations and classroom projectors. Skype ready rooms and other technology are available on request from Media Services. If you are a Mac user, please be prepared to bring your own adapters for VGA and HDMI. Yessenia Yorgesen in the Dean's Office has several loaner tech kits should you need to work in a room without a media podium.
If you experience problems with classroom or network technology, check the IT Services web page for status reports. For immediate help between the hours of 8:00-7:00, please call (909) 748-8922.