Information and resources for faculty, lecturers, GSIs, and other instructional titles.
For School of Social Welfare operations information and support, please visit Business Forms, Policies and Processes.
CalCentral is Berkeley's online student information systems (SIS) portal for students, faculty and staff. Instructors use CalCentral to review class information, manage rosters, support enrollments, and submit final grading.
bCourses is Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS), using the open-source Canvas platform. bCourses is integrated with the CalCentral student information system. Anyone who is the instructor of record for a UC Berkeley class can use bCourses to deliver their course materials and graded activities. Your course site can be customized to fit your needs.
- For instructions please see bCourses - Instructors Getting Started
- For assistance with bCourses in the School of Social Welfare, please contact Instructional Technologist Andy Peterson
Faculty & Instructional Support
Contact Lorretta for:
Technology for Teaching and Learning
Contact Andy for:
Campus Support for Teaching
- Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) - pedagogical and assessment expertise from course to curriculum
- Digital Learning Services - wide range of digital learning services and technologies to support teaching and learning on campus
- GSI Teaching and Resource Center - pedagogical support and guidance for Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and faculty supervisors
Additional Information and Support Contacts
Academic Advising and Advisor Contacts
|BASW Majors||Cassandra Castillo|
|MSW & FlexMSW Students||Nicole Rucinski|
|MSW/MPH & MSW/MPP Students||Nicole Rucinski|
|PhD & MSW/PhD students||Nicole Rucinski|
|Undergraduate Courses & Students||Cassandra Castillo|
|MSW Courses & Students||Nicole Rucinski|
|PhD Courses & Students||Nicole Rucinski|
|Graduate Admissions and New Admits|
|Applicants & Prospective Applicants (All)||Sara McCarthy|
|New Admits – MSW||Nicole Rucinski|
|New Admits – PhD||Nicole Rucinski|
|Graduate Student Funding|
|MSW Students - Fellowships & Awards||Nicole Rucinski|
|MSW Students - Stipend Programs||Bob Teague|
|PhD & MSW/PhD Students||Nicole Rucinski|
Academic Calendar and Class Schedule
Berkeley is on a 15-week semester; the Reading/Review/Recitation (RRR) week counts as the 15th week
View, Download or Print Academic Calendar
- Academic Calendar: Berkeley Academic Guide
- Current and Upcoming Calendars: Registrar’s Academic Calendar page
- To add the Academic Calendar to bCal, visit the Registrar’s Academic Calendar page and see the instructions at the bottom of the page to "Add a Calendar to Your bCal."
- Academic Accomodations Hub - portal for support resources and academic policies
- Academic Calendar and Student Accommodations - Campus Policies and Guidelines
- Checklist for Scheduling Conflicts with Academic Requirements
- RRR Week Guidelines
- See the searchable Berkeley Class Schedule online at classes.berkeley.edu
- Quick Guide to Searching the Online Class Schedule
|Class Scheduling Contacts|
|Instructor Teaching Assignments||Bob Teague|
|Room Assignments||Cassandra Castillo|
|Schedule/Room Change Requests||Cassandra Castillo|
Auditing Classes and Concurent Enrollment
Effective January 2020 the campus has instituted a new policy for auditing classes:
- Enrolled students, visiting research scholars, emerita/us faculty, staff members, and post-doctoral scholars on the Berkeley campus are free to audit classes subject to the approval of the instructor.
- Members of the public may audit classes only through concurrent enrollment with the new no-credit option that will be administered by UC Extension. Like for-credit enrollment, no-credit enrollment in a course is dependent on seats available and is at the discretion of the instructor. It also requires the approval of the department chair.
- For students enrolled in the no-credit option, course grades and a UC Berkeley transcript will not be issued. These enrollees are expected to be “silent auditors,” though they may take part in discussions with the permission of the instructor. They may take exams and write papers, but their work will not be graded. Students who enroll for no credit will receive a marker of "NC" on their official UC Berkeley Extension transcript.
UC Berkeley Extension's Concurrent Enrollment program provides an opportunity to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses on a space-available basis without formal admission to the University. Concurrent Enrollment is available only for spring and fall terms.
UC Berkeley degree students have enrollment priority in all courses, and not all UC Berkeley courses are open for Concurrent Enrollment. Approval of class applications is at the sole discretion of the campus academic departments.
Canceled Classes and Short Term Leave
Senate faculty, field consultants, and lecturers who cancel a class due to illness, instructional changes, or research travel must report this absence to the Dean's Office, even if a substitute instructor has already been identified.
Senate faculty who are traveling for research or other business-related reasons are expected to submit this form 7 days in advance of their travel.
Course evaluations are now conducted entirely online through the campus Course Evaluations service, managed by Digital Learning Services.
When the evaluation period opens each semester:
- all faculty will receive automated instructions for customizing course evaluations each term
- all students enrolled in your class(es) will automatically receive invitations from Course Evaluations to complete the online evaluation.
For more information or to request assistance, please see Course Evaluations - Resources for Instructors
Grades and Grading
All grades and grading actions are submitted through your CalCentral My Academics tab. This includes clearing Incomplete grades, grade changes or corrections:
Per Academic Senate policy grades are always due 5 days after the last day of the semester each term.
Help with Grading Policies, Procedures or Technical Issues
- Phone: (510) 642-5042 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
- Email: email@example.com
Library Support for Instruction
Syllabus Resources for Instructors
How to Order Textbooks
If you also need to order a desk copy, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org at the same time you place your textbook order. Desk copy requests must be submitted on or before the deadlines listed below.
Deadlines for Textbook Adoption and Desk Copy Requests
|Fall||Previous April 15|
|Spring||Previous October 15|
|Summer||Previous March 15|