Instructional Support

How to Help a Student in Need

Process for a Student to Appeal a Grade

Steps to Minimize Disruptive Behavior & Violence

Top 10 Entry Strategies for Faculty (Academic Integrity Office)

What Employers Look For (Academic Integrity Office)

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

The Academic Integrity Office is your resource for preventing and responding to academic integrity violations in your class (see http://academicintegrity.ucsd.edu/ for detailed information and resources for instructors and students). They are experts on how you can design into your classes some best integrity practices that will make cheating the exception and integrity the norm. They can teach you strategies for communicating integrity to your students, reducing cheating temptations and opportunities, integrating integrity lessons into your curriculum, and responding to cheating when it occurs in order to leverage the teachable moment. If you’d like a 1:1 consult or training for you and your Instructional Assistants, just send your request via an email to aio@ucsd.edu.

The Academic Integrity Office recommends including a statement in your course syllabus regarding academic integrity. They recommend crafting a unique, personalized statement but if you choose to adopt a generic statement about "academic integrity at UCSD," you are asked touse the following:

"Academic Integrity is expected of everyone at UC San Diego. This means that you must be honest, fair, responsible, respectful, and trustworthy in all of your actions. Lying, cheating or any other forms of dishonesty will not be tolerated because they undermine learning and the University’s ability to certify students’ knowledge and abilities. Thus, any attempt to get, or help another get, a grade by cheating, lying or dishonesty will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office and will result sanctions. Sanctions can include an F in this class and suspension or dismissal from the University. So, think carefully before you act by asking yourself: a) is what I’m about to do or submit for credit an honest, fair, respectful, responsible & trustworthy representation of my knowledge and abilities at this time and, b) would my instructor approve of my action? You are ultimately the only person responsible for your behavior. So, if you are unsure, don’t ask a friend - ask your instructor, instructional assistant, or the Academic Integrity Office. You can learn more about academic integrity at academicintegrity.ucsd.edu” (Source: Academic Integrity Office, 2018)

We know from the research that having students sign an integrity pledge right before they are given the opportunity to cheat can reduce or eliminate cheating. If you’d like to try this, we recommend using this pledge at the beginning of the quarter, and then having students reaffirm that pledge (“I pledge that I completed this assignment/exam with integrity as promised”) on every exam and assignment. If despite your efforts, a student still violates academic integrity (between 10-43% of students admit to cheating at least once/year, so it’s bound to happen), you will want to respond in order to leverage the teachable moment. This means stopping the behavior in progress (if possible), collecting all of the applicable documentation, and reporting to the AI Office. The AI Office uses the cheating experience as a starting point in Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle to leverage that moment for learning. Students are always assigned AI Training, and a few students are suspended for their violations (and even fewer are dismissed). Students facing suspension or dismissal either have a violation history or their violation was so egregious that the University believes suspension is necessary to create the teachable moment. You can see our Administrative Sanctioning Guidelines online, where you can also receive faculty-to-faculty advice for issuing academic sanctions in response to integrity violations.

If you have general questions, feel free to contact the Academic Integrity Office (aio@ucsd.edu or 858-822-2163) for assistance or consultation.

Resources: UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship and Academic Integrity Office

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas is a learning management system produced by Instructure. Courses that are provided through Canvas make it possible to access assignments, discussions, quizzes, and grades via your laptop, desktop, phone, and/or tablet. 

After a thorough evaluation process, which relied heavily on feedback from our UC San Diego community, the university is transitioning to a new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, to better meet the community's needs. Canvas is currently available to instructors, along with a practice course which can be accessed from coursefinder.ucsd.edu.

It's time to make the switch! Request a 5 minute consultation with one of our EdTech team members. This consultation will include a high-level overview of Canvas and tips for a successful transition. 

Not sure what an LMS is? Read our "What is Canvas?" page for a description.

Need more information to get started? Utilize the various sections and pages of this site to get an idea of what to expect during the transitions to Canvas. Please consider attending one of our Canvas workshops or contacting the EdTech Support team to answer any of your questions.

How do I prepare for the Canvas move?

Switching to a new learning management system can be a daunting process, especially without a game plan in place. So where should you start?  Follow the five-step checklist at How do I prepare for the Canvas move? to get you ready for the move.

Canvas Features

There are many reasons Canvas adoption continues to grow within Higher Education. Canvas is dependable, rich with features, and intuitive. Canvas can be integrated with university systems and data sources, and with relevant third-party applications. Canvas has demonstrated that it can meet the high-level requirements in terms of usability, accessibility, learning tool integration and mobile use.

Here are some reasons why instructors will love Canvas:

Even more reasons to love Canvas:

Start-of-Term/Course Launch Checklist (Link)

In preparation for the start of the term, make use of the Canvas start-of-term checklist to get your course up and running. This checklist will guide you through what is required to ensure student access, content and grade visibility, and an eGrades-ready gradebook. For your reference, all checklist items have an accompanying visual aid.

Customize start and end term date (optional)

Students, by default, will not be able to access any content or messages prior to the official first day of the term. You can extend/shorten the student access period in your course by adjusting the start and end dates.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Add TAs and other instructional staff

TAs and other instructional staff can be added to a Canvas course by the instructor of record. The teacher role is typically reserved only for the instructor of record, and is, therefore, not an option for other users in the course.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Copy content from an old course (optional)

EdTech has and will continue to migrate your most recent TritonEd courses into corresponding Canvas courses*. These TritonEd courses will appear in your "All Courses" section of Canvas. You can copy part of or an entire course's content into a new course. 

*Note: You can choose to import other TritonEd courses by following the instructions on the TritonEd to Canvas Guide (pdf).

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

If using weights, make sure to set assignment groups appropriately

If you are using weighted grades (eg, exams are worth 60% while writing assignments are worth 40%) to calculate a final grade, please ensure that all the weights are defined in the assignments page by creating assignment groups and their corresponding percentages.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Set default grade posting policy to manual release (optional)

Hidden grades (formerly referred to as muted assignments) can now be set up in advance by selecting a default grade posting policy. The policy, by default, is set to automatically post a grade as soon as you enter it into the gradebook. However, you can choose to postpone and manually release grades when you're ready. Additionally, you can set exceptions for a specific assignment be defining its own posting policy*.

*To set up specific assignment exceptions see Post Grades for an Assignment (text-based instructions).

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Review and set grading scheme (required for eGrades)

By default, students will see their final grade as a percentage. If you would like to associate the percentage with a letter grade, please enable a grading scheme in your course settings. When selecting (or creating) a grading scheme, please make sure to omit “D+” and “D-“, because eGrades does not accept these two letter grades.

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Confirm student enrollment number

Students are typically added to Canvas courses the week before the start of the term. Once the course is populated with students, please review the roster and confirm student enrollment count by following the instructions below. Any discrepancies should be reported to canvas@ucsd.edu.

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Hide total grade column (optional)

If you would like to hide the Total grade column from students, this is a good time to go into your course settings and temporarily disable students’ access to their final grade.

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Publish! Publish! Publish!

Students won't be able to access files, assignments, pages, modules, etc., unless you publish those items. So don't forget to publish all your content items (eg, files and assignments). Publish your modules. And, last but not least, publish your course. 

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Send students a course launch announcement

Help students find your course by sending them a welcome announcement. But before you send that announcement, keep in mind that Canvas course announcements will only send students email notifications after the start of the term, unless you have set a custom start date. Any announcements you send before the start of the term will not generate an email message.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

End-of-Term Checklist (Link)

As you head into finals, make use of the Canvas end-of-term checklist to close out your course. This checklist will guide you through what is required to ensure accurate grades within Canvas, while also preparing your gradebook for export to eGrades. For your reference, each checklist item has an accompanying visual aid.

Review end term date and adjust, if necessary

Students, by default, will not be able to submit any assignments after the last day of the term. You can extend/shorten the student submission period in your course by adjusting the start and end dates.

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Fill in grades, including zeroes, for all required assignments (use default grade feature)

The Canvas gradebook operates on a running total score. This means that assignments without scores (as denoted with “-“ in the cell) don't impact (negatively or positively) a student’s grade. Required assignments that have not been submitted need to have a “0” in the cell in order for the final grade to reflect accurately.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

If using weights, make sure to set assignment groups appropriately

If you are using weighted grades (eg, exams are worth 60% while writing assignments are worth 40%) to calculate a final grade, please ensure that all the weights are defined in the assignments page by creating assignment groups and their corresponding percentages.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Display subtotal and total grade columns, if previously hidden

If you have previously hidden final grades from students, this is a good time to go back into your course settings and re-enable students’ access to their final grades.

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Post all assessment grades to accurately reflect total grade

Hidden grades (formerly referred to as muted assignments) do not count towards the final grade, so please make sure to post grades for every required assignment.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Review and set grading scheme (required for eGrades)

By default, students will see their final grade as a percentage. If you would like to associate the percentage with a letter grade, please enable a grading scheme in your course settings. When selecting (or creating) a grading scheme, please make sure to omit “D+” and “D-“, because eGrades does not accept these two letter grades.

Step-by-step instructions with visuals

Export grades (recommended for eGrades)

If you would like to use the Canvas grade calculations for eGrades submission, download the populated and pre-formatted file from your Canvas course. Please be aware that you will need to have the "Default Grade Scheme" enabled for your course in order to successfully export grades. See the previous step to enable the grade scheme in your course.

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Upload CSV file to eGrades

Once you've downloaded the CSV file from CourseFinder, make any final adjustments, such as altering a letter grade to incomplete or pass/no pass, and upload to eGrades. The Academic Records office is able to assist with any eGrades-related questions or issues. Their contact information is 858-534-3144 and egrades@ucsd.edu.

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Need assistance?

The EdTech team is ready to help and support you in making the transition to Canvas. You can contact the EdTech Services office at 858-822-3315 or canvas@ucsd.edu.

Teaching + Learning Commons

Teaching + Learning Commons

Check out the resources available to instructors and TAs through the UCSD Center for Teaching Development Teaching + Learning Commons (http://ctd.ucsd.edu/) (https://commons.ucsd.edu).  They offer helpful workshops throughout the quarter, and you can arrange for a consultation or assessment to get feedback on your teaching.

Class Lists

Class Lists

Listed below are instructions on how to access the Class List page from Blink. 

  1. http://blink.ucsd.edu/
  2. Hover over the “Instruction Tools” tab
  3. Click on “Class lists
  4. Then it will take you to a page to login with your UCSD Single Sign-On, you should get to the page to find your class.

Classlist 1

Once on this page, it will look like this:

Class List 2

You then have the option of entering your corresponding Section ID or searching for your course to access your class list.

Educational Technology Services

Educational Technology Services

Academic Computing & Media Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of faculty through educational technology and support.  Instructors can evaluate class comprehension or retention of complex material and create an interactive learning experience by polling students using a student response clicker system. This instant feedback enables instructors to tailor lectures to their students’ needs by indicating whether to move forward or review material.  Information about i>clickers and how they work can be found at http://acms.ucsd.edu/faculty/clickers/index.html

Another resource available is CINFO provided by Educational Technology Services. CINFO requests (https://cinfo.ucsd.edu/default.aspx) are submitted by instructors who need non-standard computing resources or facilities for their courses. Such resources include discipline specific and productivity software, web and cloud resources like JupyterHub, WeBWorK, and Google Groups, additional disk space, designated computer lab resources, access to computer labs managed by ITS including door codes, and specialized software (such as ArcGIS, Adobe Suite, language software). There is also a section in the CINFO form where instructors can request resources not currently available.

Podcasting and video streaming options are also available.  More information about podcasting can be found here: http://podcast.ucsd.edu/info/.

Additional resources for faculty through Educational Technology Services include Turnitin (originality checking software), Technology Enhanced Classrooms (includes projectors and document cameras), Computer labs and software (access to ACMS labs with licenses for lots of popular software), and Virtual Computing Labs (access to specialty software from a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone).

Educational Technology Training Calendar - Want to learn more about using educational technology tools in your course?  Click on any class in the calendar to sign up (registration is required due to limited space). You will receive an email confirmation once you are signed up and an email reminder a day before the class. If you don't see a class that works with your schedule, just click here to send us a request for 1-1 training.  See detailed course descriptions

Gradescope

Gradescope

Gradescope (https://www.gradescope.com/) streamlines the tedious parts of grading paper-based, digital, and code assignments while providing insights into how your students are doing.  It supports variable-length assignments (problem sets & projects) as well as fixed-template assignments (worksheets, quizzes, or exams).  In addition it stores all assignments and exams which will be helpful when the department is submitting information for CEPH accreditation.

Upon request to edtech@ucsd.edu, instructors can link their TritonEd course rosters with Gradescope and sync grades from Gradescope with a column in their Grade Centers. Please send this request from your UCSD email address and include the course title. 

Gradescope Bubble Sheet Template - Includes version and questions 1-200

Instructor Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that aren't answered below?  Contact Gradescope Support: help@gradescope.com

 

Getting Started with Gradescope Online Video Series

Course Management:

Grading:

Assignment Workflow:

Gradescope Help Center

Course Workflow:

Assignment Workflow:

Student Workflow:

Guest Speaker/Panelist Reserved Parking

Guest Speaker/Panelist Reserved Parking

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health has 4 reserved parking spaces that can be requested by FMPH course instructors and TAs. These parking spaces are to be used for visitors attending courses, such as guest speakers or panelists.  If you would like to request any or all of the reserved FMPH parking spaces, please send an email request to Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) and include the following information in the request:

  • FMPH Course
  • Event Title, Day, Time Frame
  • Number of Parking Spaces Requested (1-4)
  • Name of Visitor (if not available, you can use “Guest”)

It is strongly recommended that you submit your request at the beginning of the quarter to ensure the spaces are still available.

If these spaces are already reserved, FMPH Course Instructors and TAs can purchase parking passes using the FMPH Course Index through UCSD Special Events Parking by submitting a Special Events Parking Space Request Form.  These Visitor "V" Reserved spaces are available in the following parking structures:

  • Gilman Parking Structure (map)
  • Hopkins Parking Structure (map)
  • Osler Parking Structure (map)
  • Pangea Parking Structure (map)

Please note, a Special Events Parking Space Request Form must be submitted at least 3 business days before events needing 5 spaces or less or at least 2 calendar weeks before events needing more than 5 spaces.

UCSD Special Events Parking Contact Information
Daytime Phone: (858) 822-2624
Evening Phone: (858) 518-9516

Media Support and Imprints

Media Support and Imprints

For courses on main campus, the Media Services team regularly checks all classroom media equipment to ensure it is working properly and will provide technical assistance to you during your class if you call 858-534-5784 from the phone near the Media Station. Technical assistance is available from 7:30am - 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am - 5:30pm on Fridays.  If you need assistance using the installed equipment or Media Station controls, or if you are podcasting for the first time and need information about microphone placement, someone from the Media Services team can meet with you for some hands-on assistance.  Just send an email request to servicedesk@ad.ucsd.edu.

For courses in the School of Medicine, the Health Sciences AudioVisual Services Unit provides prompt, reliable, courteous, and technically-competent service to instructors.  If you need assistance in your classroom please contact them at 858-822-5220.  AV Services operates from 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday.  You can also email them at AV-Rooms@ucsd.edu.

For Exam printing instructors have the option to go through Campus Imprints using PrintConnection.  If you don’t yet have an account you will want to create a new account online.  Once you have an account, log into PrintConnection, then select the type of print job you need and click “Begin.”  They do require a minimum of 1 week notice to ensure the exams will be ready in time.  If you wish to have free delivery instead of you or the TA/Reader/UGIA picking up the exams, you will want to include that in the Special Instructions section of the form.  You can also call (858) 534-3020 to confirm the free delivery of your order. 

Instructors and TAs also have the option of using one of the two photocopier/scanner machines in the department.  Please see the Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs tab for more information.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodations

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodations 

The Public Health Education Programs are obligated to provide accommodations to every student who provides his or her Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter.  Students must present copies of their AFA letters both to their instructors and to the Public Health Student Affairs Office.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OSD department liason Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu).

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff if you need to reserve a room for a student exam as soon as possible so there is no delay in arranging for accommodations.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • Master of Science & PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

OSD’s recommended syllabus statement regarding OSD accommodations:

https://disabilities.ucsd.edu/supporting/faculty/coursesyllabi.html

Religious Accommodations

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. If a student anticipates that a scheduled examination will occur at a time at which his or her religious beliefs prohibit participation in the examination, the student must submit to the instructor a statement describing the nature of the religious conflict and specifying the days and times of conflict. (http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/AcadRegu.html)

  • For final examinations, the statement must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of instruction of the quarter.
  • For all other examinations, the statement must be submitted to the instructor as soon as possible after a particular examination date is scheduled.

If a conflict with the student’s religious beliefs does exist, the instructor will attempt to provide an alternative, equitable examination that does not create undue hardship for the instructor or for the other students in the class.

Reserving Rooms for Review Sessions

Reserving Rooms for Review Sessions 

If you wish to reserve a room outside of your scheduled class time (for instance, for a review session), please send your request at least one week in advance and include the class number, size, and requested date(s) and time(s).  Please note that review session rooms are typically only available in the evenings.

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff for any requests.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • Master of Science & PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs

Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs

Two FMPH Department Scanner/Photocopier Machines are available for course Instructors and TAs to use.  The first machine is located in the MTF Building on the second floor (map).  The second machine is located in the Student Affairs Advising Office in University Center 202, suite 400 (map).  A green card and course index is required for use and all files must be in Pdf format (word documents will not be recognized).  The BSPH green card is attached to both machines.  For MPH courses please contact Josh Miller and Rosemarie Subala (mphinfo@ucsd.edu).  Please note, the Scanner/Photocopier Machine located in the Student Affairs Advising Office can only be used with a USB and doesn’t have email capabilities.

Scanner/Photocopier Machine in the MTF Office

Instructors and TAs should email MTF Admin (mtfadmin@ucsd.edu) to schedule time to use the machine located in the MTF Office to ensure availability at the desired time to use the machine. 

Scanner/Photocopier Machine in the Student Affairs Advising Office

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Instructors and TAs should email Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) to schedule time to use the machine located in the Student Affairs Advising Office to ensure availability and that the office is open at the desired time to use the machine. 

Student Athlete Services

Student Athlete Services

UC San Diego Athletics is committed to the physical, intellectual and personal development of its student-athletes. They strive to make the UC San Diego student-athlete experience the best possible, and as such, they hold our student-athletes to the highest standards. As representatives of the University, both on campus and within the community, we expect UC San Diego student-athletes to lead by example. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every member of the UC San Diego Athletics community to understand and abide by this Code of Conduct.

As leaders, it is the UC San Diego student-athletes' responsibility to conduct themselves in accordance with relevant Department, University, Conference and NCAA policies, in addition to federal, state and local laws.

For more information, please contact Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services Katie McGann (kmcgann@ucsd.edu).

Administration
Earl Edwards Director of Athletics 858.534.4211 ewedwards@ucsd.edu
Wendy Taylor May Deputy Director of Athletics 858.534.8417 wstaylor@ucsd.edu
Tod Bannister Senior Associate AD - Corporate Partnerships & Development 858.534.8460 tcbannister@ucsd.edu
Richard Kilwien Senior Associate AD - External Operations 858.534.9147 rkilwien@ucsd.edu
Dr. Matt Kritz, PhD Senior Associate AD - Athletic Performance 818.324.3159 mkritz@ucsd.edu
Katie McGann (UCSD '05) Senior Associate AD - Ethics, Compliance & Scholar-Athlete Success 858.534.8700 kmcgann@ucsd.edu
Nick Feller Associate AD - Branding & Fan Engagement 858.534.2508 nfeller@ucsd.edu
Jose Genao Associate AD - Compliance 858.822.5172 jgenao@ucsd.edu
Danielle Melman (UCSD '03) Associate AD - External Engagement & Marketing 858.534.3186 damelman@ucsd.edu
Vanessa Yang Associate AD - Sports Medicine 858.822.0895 vayang@ucsd.edu
Scott Flanders Assistant AD - Communications 858.534.8437 sflanders@ucsd.edu
Jessica Roswell Assistant AD - Marketing 858.246.5390 jlroswell@ucsd.edu
Corey Robinson Director of Events & Operations 858.822.5892 csrobinson@ucsd.edu
Sara Allard Athletic Strategic Plan Coordinator d1@ucsd.edu
Charity Anderson Athletic Office Coordinator 858.822.5892 cra004@ucsd.edu
Compliance, Ethics & Scholar-Athlete Success
Katie McGann (UCSD '05) Senior Associate AD - Ethics, Compliance & Scholar-Athlete Success 858.534.8700 kmcgann@ucsd.edu
Jose Genao Associate AD - NCAA Compliance 858.822.5172 jgenao@ucsd.edu
Rachel Wall Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance 858.822.7837 rwall@ucsd.edu
Frederick Trujillo Assistant NCAA Compliance Coordinator 858.246.0635 ftrujillo@ucsd.edu
Mary Angell Academic Success & Student Development Coordinator 858.246.3126 mcangell@ucsd.edu
Cliff Kubiak Faculty Athletics Representative 858.822.2665 ckubiak@ucsd.edu
Rhonda Hackshaw Sports Psychologist 858.534.5981 rhackshaw@ucsd.edu
Megan Gesner (UCSD '16) Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Assistant 858.822.3325 mgesner@ucsd.edu

 

Baseball
Eric Newman Head Coach 858.534.8162 ecnewman@ucsd.edu
Jonathan Johnston Assistant Coach 858.822.0741 jojohnston@ucsd.edu
Bryson LeBlanc Assistant Coach 858.246.1648 bleblanc@ucsd.edu
Matt Harvey Assistant Coach - Pitching Coach 858.246.1648 mharvey@ucsd.edu
Michael Ramazzotti Assistant Coach 858.822.0741 mramazzotti@ucsd.edu
Justin Beck Undergraduate Assistant Coach 858.822.0741 jrbeck@ucsd.edu
Basketball - Men's
Eric Olen Head Coach 858.534.8453 eolen@ucsd.edu
Clint Allard (UCSD '08) Associate Head Coach 858.822.6553 callard@ucsd.edu
Brendan Clowry Assistant Coach 858.822.6553 bclowry@ucsd.edu
Terry Ryan Assistant Coach 858.822.6553 tdryan@ucsd.edu
Christian Bayne Assistant Coach/Director of Operations 858.822.6553 cbayne@ucsd.edu
Basketball - Women's
Heidi VanDerveer Head Coach 858.534.8441 hvanderveer@ucsd.edu
Chelsea Carlisle (UCSD '12) Associate Head Coach 858.246.0750 cwcarlisle@ucsd.edu
Britinee Yasukochi Assistant Coach 858.534.2035 byasukochi@ucsd.edu
Dalayna Sampton (UCSD '18) Assistant Coach  858.534.2035 dsampton@ucsd.edu
Edward Dizon (UCSD '18) Director of Operations 858.534.2035 edizon@ucsd.edu
Beth Mounier (UCSD '17) Video Coordinator 858.534.2035 edmounier@ucsd.edu
Cross Country - Men's/Women's
Nate Garcia (UCSD '00) Head Coach 858.534.0328 ngarcia@ucsd.edu
Addy Royal Assistant Coach 858.534.0328 aroyal@ucsd.edu
Anthony Garcia (UCSD '05) Assistant Coach 858.534.0328 amg077@ucsd.edu
Fencing - Men's/Women's
Juan Ignacio Calderon Head Coach 858.705.3073 jic330@ucsd.edu
Josh Runyan Associate Head Coach 858.735.0512 joshrunyan@ucsd.edu
Aaron Villaseñor Assistant Coach 858.534.9816 aavillasenorcota@ucsd.edu
Katherine Gillcrist Assistant Coach 858.534.9816 kgillcrist@ucsd.edu
Raul Perojo Valdes Assistant Coach 858.534.9816 rperojovaldes@ucsd.edu
Dave Burgess Armorer 858.534.9816 gryphondb@cox.net
Golf - Men's
Fred Hanover Head Coach  760.855.1444 fhanover@ucsd.edu
Joel Wermter Assistant Coach   jwermter@ucsd.edu
Rowing - Men's
Zach Johnson Director of Rowing 858.822.2671 zajohnson@ucsd.edu
Sam Sweitzer Assistant Coach 858.822.2671 sssweitzer@ucsd.edu
Rowing - Women's
Colin Truex Head Coach 858.534.8452 ctruex@ucsd.edu
Kimberly Dale Associate Head Coach 858.246.2694 kdale@ucsd.edu
Marites Exume Assistant Coach 858.246.2694 mexume@ucsd.edu
Charlotte Smith Assistant Coach 858.246.2694 crsmith@ucsd.edu
Soccer - Men's
Jon Pascale Head Coach 858.534.8165 jpascale@ucsd.edu
Ryan Hernandez Associate Head Coach 858.534.8165 ryanhernandez@ucsd.edu
Gareth Tomlinson Assistant Coach 858.534.8165 gtomlinson@ucsd.edu
Ian Macauley Assistant Coach 858.534.8165 imacaule@ucsd.edu
Jeremy Clark Assistant Coach 858.534.8165
Jeff Powers Assistant Coach 858.534.8165
Soccer - Women's
Kristin Jones (UCSD '04) Head Coach 858.534.8456 k3jones@ucsd.edu
Greg LaPorte Assistant Coach 858.534.8456 glaporte@ucsd.edu
Trent Painter Assistant Coach 858.534.8456 tpainter@ucsd.edu
Jackie Altschuld Assistant Coach 858.534.8456 jaltschuld@ucsd.edu
Softball
Patti Gerckens Head Coach 858.534.8442 pgerckens@ucsd.edu
Jessica Millsap Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 858.534.8442 jmillsap@ucsd.edu
Ray Noelte Assistant Coach 858.534.8442 rnoelte@ucsd.edu
Eva Watson Assistant Coach 858.534.8442 ewatson@ucsd.edu
Swimming & Diving - Men's/Women's
Marko Djordjevic Head Coach 858.534.8463 marko@ucsd.edu
Kirk Kumbier Assistant Coach 858.822.7569 kkumbier@ucsd.edu
TBD Head Diving Coach 858.822.7569
Zachary Gebhardt Assistant Coach 858.822.7569 zgebhardt@ucsd.edu
Kayla McCormick Assistant Coach 858.822.7569 kmccormick@ucsd.edu
Tennis - Men's
Timmer Willing Head Coach 858.534.8457 twilling@ucsd.edu
Tavi Popaluca Assistant Coach 858.534.8457 opopaluca@ucsd.edu
Mason Fuller Assistant Coach 858.534.8457
Tennis - Women's
Liz LaPlante Head Coach 858.534.8455 elaplante@ucsd.edu
Denny Fafek Assistant Coach 858.534.8455 dfafek@ucsd.edu
Track & Field - Men's/Women's
Tony Salerno Head Coach - Men 858.822.2833 asalerno@ucsd.edu
Darcy Ahner Head Coach - Women 858.822.2833 dahner@ucsd.edu
Nate Garcia (UCSD '00) Assistant Coach - Distance 858.534.0328 ngarcia@ucsd.edu
Mick Gieskes Assistant Coach - Sprints 858.822.2833 mgieskes@ucsd.edu
Mike Kuoppamaki Assistant Coach - Pole Vault 858.822.2833 dahner@ucsd.edu
Addy Royal Assistant Coach - Distance 858.534.0328 aroyal@ucsd.edu
Anthony Garcia (UCSD '05) Assistant Coach - Distance 858.534.0328 amg077@ucsd.edu
Volleyball - Men's
Kevin Ring (UCSD '96) Head Coach 858.534.8458 mvball@ucsd.edu
Jon Girten Assistant Coach 858.534.8458 jgirten@ucsd.edu
Jake Penolio Assistant Coach 858.534.8458 jpenolio@ucsd.edu
Paul Warren (UCSD '92) Assistant Coach 858.534.8458 pwarren@ucsd.edu
Paul Lotman Volunteer Assistant Coach 858.534.8458
Volleyball - Women's
Ricci Luyties Head Coach 858.534.8443 rluyties@ucsd.edu
Jaye Loyd Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 858.534.8443 jloyd@ucsd.edu
Roberto Rodriguez Assistant Coach 858.534.8443 rlr001@ucsd.edu
Water Polo - Men's
Denny Harper Head Coach 858.534.6037 dlharper@ucsd.edu
Matt Ustaszewski (UCSD '04) Associate Head Coach 858.531.4082 mustaszewski@ucsd.edu
Glenn Busch (UCSD '01) Assistant Coach 858.534.6037 gjbusch@ucsd.edu
Water Polo - Women's
Brad Kreutzkamp Head Coach 858.822.3578 bkreutzkamp@ucsd.edu
Nicki Davidson Associate Head Coach 858.822.3578 nmdavidson@ucsd.edu
Randy Franke Assistant Coach 858.822.3578

TA, Reader, and UGIA Responsibilities

TA, Reader, and UGIA Responsibilities

A Teaching Assistant (TA) assists in the instruction of a course at the under the supervision of a faculty member. The TA primarily assists the faculty member in charge of the course by conducting discussion or laboratory sections that supplement faculty lectures and by grading assignment and examinations.  A TA may also assist with the development of assignments or exams, hold office hours, and proctor exams, and scribing. In the case of basic language, reading and composition, some other skills building courses, and a few other courses, a TA may lead the class meetings, but as with all other TAs, the general instructional content of the course as well as the official assignment of student grades and decisions on grade appeals are the responsibility of the faculty member in charge of the course.

A Reader assists a course instructor by grading homework, papers, or exams and may also hold office hours to answer students’ questions about such assignments.  Readers may be expected to attend all lecture classes at the discretion of the instructor and should expect to assist with proctoring examinations and scribing. 

One of the important duties assigned is proctoring exams. The instructor and TA/Reader need to meet to discuss what the process and expectations will be for proctoring the exam. For example, how to actively monitor the exam by walking around the room. 

Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice (UGIA) duties will be inclusive of a combination of the following responsibilities, depending on instructor's instructional needs.



  • Throughout the quarter, UGIA should meet with instructor on a regular basis (e.g., weekly) to ensure ongoing communication regarding progress of students and course.


  • Attend all class lectures and instructional meetings.
  • Lead sections or discussions (depending on instructional need). UGIA is expected to have mastery of course material to provide quality services to students during discussions sections or office hours.


  • Hold office hours - minimum of two hours per week.


  • Assist with course preparation (e.g. research articles for use in course, preparation of exam questions, lecture presentations, and photocopying course material).


  • Assist with proctoring examinations, scribing, and grading.

Assigned Hours for TAs: Please keep in mind that a 50% TA can work a maximum of 220 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 40 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day.  This applies proportionally for TAs at other appointment percentages (e.g., 25%).  Please see Teaching Assistant (TA) Support for additional information and resources.

Assigned Hours for Readers: Please keep in mind that a Reader is 25% and can work a maximum of 110 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 10 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day. 

Assigned Hours for UGIAs: Please keep in mind that a UGIA is 25% and can work a maximum of 110 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 10 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day.  Please see Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice (UGIA) Support for additional information and resources.

Textbooks

Textbooks

The Student Affiars Staff can request desk copies for required textbooks for the number of graduate TAs assigned to the course if asked by the instructor of record in advance. 

Course Books 101 Handout

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff if if you have any questions regarding textbooks.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • Master of Science & PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

Time with Profs Program

Time with Profs Program

The Public Health Education Programs offer the Time with Profs Program for FMPH teaching faculty to provide a meal out with their TAs, Readers, and/or UGIAs one time per quarter.  The deadline to take part in this program is the Tuesday after Final Exams.

Instructors are welcome to take out the teaching team to any location (both on campus and off campus) and get reimbursed by submitting the receipt to Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) for BSPH courses and Rosemarie Subala (rsubala@ucsd.edu) for MPH courses.  A max of $16.50 per person can be reimbursed.

UCSD Campus Location Options:

  • UCSD Faculty Club
  • Zanzibar at the Loft
  • Art of Espresso Coffee Cart
  • 64 Degrees Dining Hall
  • 64 North
  • Club Med

PLEASE NOTE:  The Time with Profs Program is available for one meal or coffee per student with the instructor.  No alcohol can be reimbursed.  If alcohol was purchased, please ask for a separate receipt that does not include the alcohol for reimbursement.

TritonEd

TritonEd

Canvas will be replacing TritonEd by Summer 2020. Learn about the Canvas migration.

TritonEd, formerly known as "Ted", (https://tritoned.ucsd.edu) is a course management system you can use for your course. You can upload your syllabus, post course content, create a discussion board, and post or email students course reminders and announcements. TritonEd also provides a secure way to post exam grades that only enrolled students can access. If this is your first time using TritonEd please go to https://blink.ucsd.edu/faculty/instruction/tritoned/index.html for additional assistance.  On TritonEd, you will also be able to indicate the names and official UCSD emails of your TAs/Readers as well as what level of access the TAs/Readers should have to the class. This should be done as soon as possible so the TAs/Readers can begin assisting with the class. Upon request to edtech@ucsd.edu, instructors can link their TritonEd course rosters with Gradescope and sync grades from Gradescope with a column in their Grade Centers. Please send this request from your UCSD email address and include the course title.