Instructional Resources for Faculty

Find the information you need to plan and teach your courses. If there is an unaddressed procedure, please do not hesitate to let us know so we may update this page.

Information regarding course creation or scheduling can be found on our Instructional Courses and Scheduling page.

This page is for faculty and instructors. Current/ prospective Undergraduate students: click here for the Undergrad Course page.


Submit your course materials to the UC San Diego Bookstore ideally by the end of Week 3 of the previous quarter. The Textbook Department will accept all late submissions, but please note that they may be subject to publisher out-of-stock conditions and other factors that may cause delays.

If you are interested in desk or review copy, please contact the publisher directly.

Course Book Loans - TAs/Readers

TAs and Readers are asked to contact the Assistant Student Affairs Officer to receive the text books for the courses they are employed. These books are strictly on loan and students will be asked to return the books at the end of the quarter.

Library Course Reserves

Course-related materials can be made available for students through the UCSD Libraries. Place items "on reserve" for a class such as: textbooks, journal articles, videos, book chapters, practice exams etc.



Educational Technology Services

Educational Technology Services (ETS), formerly ACMS, provides tools, services and facilities to help manage and/or enhance your courses using technology. 

  • TritonEd — the campus-wide Learning Management System
  • Turnitin — originality checking software
  • Classroom Details — find information regarding every classroom and lecture hall (technology, media, seating capacity, lighting, and more)
  • Podcasting — audio and video podcast services to record your lectures
  • Computer labs and software — access to campus labs with licenses for lots of popular software
  • Video production assistance — contact the Media Teaching Lab to coordinate video production resources for your course
  • Virtual Computing Labs — access to specialty software from a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone

Social Science Computing Facility (SSCF)

The Social Science Computing Facility (SSCF) is consolidated group that offers a shared computing infrastructure and standard policies to all departments and programs within the Division of Social Sciences. They provide on-site hardware and software assistance to all the end users in the division. Their duties are focused on maintaining laptops and desktop workstations for staff and faculty. Request for support can be sent to:


Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may request a variety of accommodations that the University is required by law to provide. Students who wish to request an accommodation must provide the instructor with official documentation, signed by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), describing the required accommodation. The most frequent request is for additional time on exams and/or a quiet location to take an exam.

For more information about departmental accomodations, please visit this page or contact Jillian Tracy, our OSD Liaison. 

Student Enrollment

During the academic year and summer session, instructors should be aware of the following non-UC San Diego students 

  • Concurrent Enrollment- refers to non-UC San Diego students enrolled in UC San Diego courses through University Extension. Extension students do not appear on UC San Diego rosters, but instructors will receive a separate roster in the mail from Extension. However, Extension students are listed on eGrades. Students may approach instructors with a Concurrent Enrollment Form. Instructors may sign the form, but students should be directed to the Sociology main office for the department stamp. Departmental stamps are only granted if there are available seats in a course after week 1 of a quarter (continuing/ currently matriculated students have priority for enrollment). Departmental stamps are contingent on seat availibility and are not guaranteed. 
  • Cross Enrollment- refers to California Community College or California State University undergraduate students enrolled in UC San Diego courses. Students will approach instructors with an Application for Cross Enrollment. Instructors are to sign the form, and direct the student to the Sociology main office for the department stamp.
  • Summer Enrollment- Summer session allows a variety of non-UC San Diego students to take courses over the summer. Non-UC San Diego students do not require instructor signature to enroll, however they may not have the necessary prerequisites to enroll and may contact instructors for preauthorization. Please direct these students to our online Preauthorization System.

Class List

Class list can be viewed and downloaded from Blink by clicking on Instruction Tools tab, then click the Class lists link. You have the option to:

  • View class list or wait list 
  • Download class list or wait list (excel file)
  • Email class list or wait list (no attachments allowed)
  • View class photos (from campus ID)
  • Print class roster (pdf)


Religious Accommodations

It is the policy of the University to make reasonable efforts to accommodate students having bona fide religious conflicts with scheduled examinations by providing alternative times or methods to take such examinations. 

Disclosure of Student Information

  • Student information is highly confidential.
  • Students have the right to restrict any or all of their information. 
  • You may not publicly post grades using any personal identifier that could be recognized by third parties. Public locations include websites.
  • Instructors must provide secure procedures for returning graded examinations. The Department of Sociology provides Final Exam Bins for this use.

Other Make-up Exams

Supervising exams is the instructor’s responsibility (or the TA’s, as applicable). 

The department will make space available for make-up exams when possible.  Please contact the Instructional and Fiscal Support Staff to reserve SSB 405 (office next to Graduate Coordinator) during regular business hours. OSD students have priority for use.   

Occasionally other space is available, please contact the Instructional and Fiscal Support Staff to confirm and request a key.  This could include SSB 414 (may be reserved if no class/meeting scheduled) or SSB 477 (currently in use as Emeritus and Lecturer office, may not be reserved).

Assignment Drop Box

Located above the Final Exam Bins, the Department of Sociology offers a secure drop box for students to submit their assignments. There are two available Drop Boxes (each box has two slots for submission) that can accommodate most courses. If you are going to use the drop box, please notify the main office of the assignment due date so we may field inquiries and pick up assignments.

Students are asked to include their instructor name, time stamp, and buckley waiver (optional) prior to inserting their assignment in the drop box.

Final Exam Bins

Located by the Activity Lounge (SSB 460), Final Exam Bins are available for instructor use. In order to have your exams placed in the bin:

  1. Inform your students (ideally on the course syllabus):
    • Location of Final Exam Bins
    • Exams must have a signed Buckley Form (also located on the backside of Blue Books)
    • Exams will be held for one quarter only, any exams not picked up will be shredded
  2. Drop off exams to the Sociology Main Office. 
    • Exams will be reviewed to ensure student consent to place exams publicly available
    • Exams without consent will be returned to the course instructor


Academic Dishonesty

What is cheating exactly? Definition and FAQs.

What are my options? Talk to the student and/or file a report.


Students who are unable to complete their course work may request an Incomplete to extend the completion of their work by one quarter. Eligibility requirements to receive an Incomplete:

  • Student grade must be of non-failing quality at the time of the request
  • Student must be experiencing a circumstance beyond their control that is preventing them from completing the course
  • Student and Instructor must submit the Incomplete Form to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

Grade Changes

  • All grades assigned except "I"(Incomplete) and "IP" (In-Progress) are final.
  • No changes of a final grade may be made on the basis of revision or augmentation of a student's work in the course.
  • No grade may be changed after one calendar year from the time the grade was recorded.

Grade Submission

Following SP12, grades are submitted online using eGrades. eGrades instructions and tutorials are available online.