Fall 2020 Updates
Advice for Remote Teaching - Prepared by the Pedagogy Task Force for Social Science
Research, Teaching and Learning’s “Keep Teaching” - “Keep your teaching moving forward with new approaches, effective strategies and resources, and best practices to support remote learning” - has main sections on “Get Started,” “Get Equipped,” “Tools and Technology” and “Best Practices”
Remote Instruction Guide
“Developed specifically for UC Berkeley instructors and GSIs, this guide serves as a resource on how to use your bCourses site as your virtual classroom, develop asynchronous instructional materials, foster student-to-student interaction, and reimagine assignments and exams for a remote format. The guide is provided in bCourses as a self-enrollment course.”
UC Berkeley Supported Digital Learning Technology
This page comes up if you click on the “Tools and Technology button”, it includes information about using bCourses, Zoom and Kaltura for remote teaching
bCourses - Digital Learning Services
Course Evaluations page - Digital Learning Services
This document lists questions commonly encountered by instructors. The following answers reflect the most current (August 19, 2020) planning on our campus for Fall 2020 instruction.
Supporting DSP students remotely
DSP, LOAs and accommodations for your students
Diversity and Equity in the Classroom
Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs (including Gold Folder)
Facilities & Rooms
Hiring & Human Resources
Application for Leave of Seven Days or Fewer — A copy of your application will be sent to the Department Chair and Academic Personnel Coordinator.
Berkeley Manual of Academic Personnel (BMAP) — Berkeley policies, processes, and practices concerning ladder-rank faculty.
Intent to Hire Form — Use this form when attempting to hire student assistant and graduate student researcher titles. Note that this is the first step in a four-step process, and work is not allowed to commence until the final step of hiring paperwork has been confirmed.
Visitor Policies for Faculty — Guidelines for visitor sponsors, length of appointments, letters of invitation, recent graduate non-paid appointments, and postdoc appointments.
Note - September 30, 2020: Visiting scholars, like many other academic professionals, have had plans put on hold due to Covid-19. Campus has just announced that almost all spring courses will continue to be remote, and staff are not scheduled to return to campus until July 2021. While campus is not providing guidance about when in-person research might resume, the department does not envision any campus in-person research to resume until at least April-July 2021. With that in mind, the ability of any scholar to access materials and connect to peers may be greatly impacted. The only scholars who should be considered for sponsorship are those whose grants allow for remote research, and a clearly articulated plan should be developed that identifies currently available archives, mentors, etc. Furthermore, In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, while History may allow their Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers to conduct research remotely, the understanding is that the arrangement is temporary. The VSPA reviews requests like these on a case-by-case basis.
Keys & Keycards
What should I do if I lost my office key?
First, you must make a Lost Key Report with UCPD. The report takes only a few minutes and can be made over the telephone at 510-642-6760. UCPD will give you a Lost Key Report case number, which you should then forward to History staff at email@example.com. Department staff will then prepare a lockshop request for the key/re-key and include the report case number. The Lost Key Report must be made before UCPD will approve any key replacement service request.
What should I do if I lost my Cal1 ID card?
You are solely responsible for immediately reporting and deactivating a lost or stolen Cal1 Card. The most effective way of deactivating the card is to do so online by logging into your Cal1 account and selecting the "Lost Card" link in the sidebar — this option is available to you 24 hours every day of the week. If you do not have access to the internet when your card is lost or stolen, you may report the card lost in person at the Cal 1 Card Office or by calling 1-866-282-22278.
Please also report the loss immediately to History staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a card is reported missing, you assume no further liability for unauthorized activity on, or use of, your card.
A nonrefundable $25 fee will be incurred for the replacement of a lost Cal1 Card.
If your card was stolen, the replacement fee will be waived as long as you present the police report or case number at the time of requesting the replacement card. Please be advised that police reports should only be filed for actual theft circumstances and not when you have lost possession of your card and you think someone may have taken it.
If your card is damaged, bring the damaged card to the Cal1 Card office and your card will be replaced at no cost; if you do not have the damaged card with you at the time of making the replacement request, the card will be considered lost and the replacement fee will apply. Please do not punch holes in your card or otherwise willfully damage it because the $25 replacement fee will be incurred if there is recurrence of willful damage.
Fee payment for replacing a lost Cal 1 Card can be made by credit card, cash, or check.