Faculty Resources

Faculty and staff will find useful information in this section of the website to help them stay informed about department meetings, committee assignments and bylaws (which includes information about Retention, Tenure and Promotion).

This section of our website also includes useful guides to student petitions, travel policies and procedures, making room reservations and more.

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Building Availability

There is a system for faculty requests for campus access. Please write design@sfsu.edu for access.


SF State Resources for Remote Instruction


School of Design Resources and Links


General Resources for Online Instruction

Tips for online teaching:

Academic integrity in online courses:


Faculty Affairs & Professional Development's Faculty Manual

A copy of the most recent comprehensive Faculty Manual from Faculty Affairs, delineating everything from: parking places to keys to university governance to where to contact your union representative.


Step-by-step Guides


Important Links


How To Submit Events/Announcements

Please follow these guidelines for submitting events and announcements for the Design website: Send the following to Design@sfsu.edu:

  • Subject Line in email: (Event)/(Announcement) "For Design Website"
  • In the body put: Title of Event/Announcement exactly as you want this
  • Send full body copy. Remember, one of our student staffers will be uploading this, and they will be copy-and-pasting it into the template and will not check for grammar and spelling.
  • Send a square image. This can be any size (most are around 500x500 pixels), but it MUST be square.  Don't use more than 80 character of text on the image
  • You can have a secondary image inside the article that is either portrait or landscape. But the main thumbnail must be a square image.

When you have editorial changes to copy, send it to Design@sfsu.edu with a CC to the Director.

  • Subject Line in email: Changes for Design Website
  • Send proposed changes.
  • If you request a change of a photo, please send a replacement image.
  • Digital Media Studio/MakerSpace:  A digital media lab and maker space with 2D and 3D Printers. Library, 2nd Floor

  • LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com):  Access to the full Lynda.com library of digital media and business skills tutorials, available to students using the Digital Media Lab. See login information through the J. Paul Leonard Library Technology Section.

  • Adobe CC Classroom in a Book Series:  Official training from Adobe for the entire Creative Cloud available online for SF State Students

  • Universal Methods of Design: Online access for SF State students to a key reference book for designers. “Universal Methods of Design is a landmark method book for the field of design. This tidy text compiles and summarizes 100 of the most widely applicable and effective methods of design research, analysis, and ideation the methods that every graduate of a design program should know, and every professional designer should employ.” --David Sherwin, Frog Design