Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

   

Information for Faculty

Academic Personnel Information
Administrative Services
Campus Resources
Class Computer Accounts
Class Lists & Student Course Enrollment
Class Scheduling
Committee Assignments
Computing Help
Course Management Tools (bSpace)
Course Materials/Notes
Course Reports/Grades
Desk Copies
Faculty Lists
Faculty Meetings
Final Exams
Forms
Grading and BearFacts
Grad Student Progress Reviews
GSI (TA) Appointments
Hiring a Reader
Instructional Support
Instructor and GSI Evaluations
Inviting Industrial Fellows
Inviting Visiting Scholars
Leave Policies and Procedures
Letters of Recommendation
Lunch Meetings (Faculty)
My EECS Info
Personal Home Pages
Photos
Policies
Room Reservations
Seminars and Events
Short-Term Leave Request (Word)
Technical Reports
Textbook Ordering
USLI and ABET
Undergraduate Faculty Advising
Undergraduate Research Projects
Visiting Scholars & Fellows
Workload (Heaven Point) Formula

If not specified, the area code for the phone numbers below is (510). You can prepend the exchange 64 to all 5-digit phone numbers (e.g. 2-5001 becomes 642-5001).

Academic Personnel Information

The EECS Academic Personnel website provides information and forms regarding merit and promotion, reporting outside activities, leave, recruitment, benefits and other resources.


Administrative Services

The Administrative Services website provides information about accounting, copying services, printers, room reservations, etc.

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Campus Resources

Berkeley Faculty Guide to Campus Life
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about faculty life and work.

U.C. Academic Personnel
Policies and procedures pertaining to the employment relationship between an academic appointee and the University of California.

Office of Educational Development
Quick links to the Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions, evaluation forms, Teach-net, Teaching in Difficult Times and Tools for Teaching.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Information, resources, and policies regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in the Berkeley campus community.

Faculty Clubs
The Faculty Club Women's Faculty Club
Phone: (510) 540-5678
Fax: (510) 540-6204
info@berkeleyfacultyclub.com
      Phone: (510) 642-4175
Fax: (510) 204-9661
hotel@womensfacultyclub.com
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Class Computer Accounts

Instructional Support Group (ISG)
Contact: inst@eecs, 643-6141, 642-9543

ISG contacts teaching faculty before the semester begins to determine which courses need student accounts on a departmental or Instructional Systems & Technology computer. If you are not contacted within two weeks of the start of classes, check with Kevin Mullally, (kevinm@eecs), the ISG Manager.

For more information, please see: ISG Information for Instructors.

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Class Lists and Student Enrollment in Courses

EE Scheduler: Jo Bullock, 205 Cory, jbullock@eecs, 2-1786
CS Scheduler: Michael-David Sasson, 379 Soda, msasson@eecs, 3-6002

Students who do not meet course prerequisites or do not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from the course by contacting Michael-David or Jo during the first week of class. See bSpace or BearFacts for class lists and email addresses. More on campus enrollment procedures is in the Faculty Guide to Campus Life.

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Class Scheduling

EE Scheduler:

Jo Bullock
205 Cory Hall, 2-1786
jbullock@eecs
EE Course Scheduling home page

CS Scheduler:

Michael-David Sasson
379 Soda Hall, 3-6002
msasson@cs
CS Course Scheduling home page

Re-scheduling Courses

If you have a compelling reason to re-schedule a course, contact the Scheduling Assistant immediately. Such changes should be avoided if at all possible since students complete their study and work schedules very early under the Tele-BEARS enrollment system and unanticipated day/time changes can create serious conflicts for them. The University permits no changes in rooms or times after Friday of the third week of classes. Requests for changes to rooms and/or times are not guaranteed to be approved.

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Computing Help

Contact the The Help Desk located in 395 Cory Hall (642-7777, help@eecs) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Course Management Tools (including bSpace)

The Department provides various levels of support to manage course materials and websites. The EECS Instructional Support Group has prepared a summary of what is available and in progress. bSpace is the online collaboration and learning environment at UC Berkeley. Instructors and staff can create project or course websites to build community, share knowledge, and work together in an online environment.

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Course Materials/Notes

If your course requires photocopied notes, a course anthology (reader) or other lengthy materials for distribution to students, please arrange with your assigned course assistant to create a Master copy. You can bring the Master to a local copy shop (for example Copy Central at 2483 Hearst Ave or 2560 Bancroft Way), which will make copies and sell directly to your students. For more information, see Tools for Teaching: Preparing or Revising a Course.

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Course Reports/Grades

Contact: Chuck Brien, EECS Receptionist, eecsoffice@eecs / 2-3214

UC Berkeley final grades are submitted online via BearFacts. Instructors are notified by email when the grades submission system opens. It is very important for instructors to submit their students' grades before the deadline specified in the e-mail notification; late submission can hold up students' transcripts or delay their graduation. More information on campus grade procedures is in the Faculty Guide FAQ, or review A Faculty User's Guide to UCB's Online Grading System.

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Desk Copies

For desk copies of course textbooks, please email eecs-inst-support@eecs.

  • Cory Hall: Please visit the front desk assistant in 253 Cory Hall or send mail to eecsoffice@eecs.
  • Soda Hall: Please visit the Instructional Support desk in 395 Soda Hall or send mail to csoffice@cs.
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Faculty Lists

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Final exams

Any changes to the published Final Exam date or time, or the addition or omission of an exam from the list included in the Schedule of Classes, require approval from the Academic Senate Committee on Courses. Requests are due NO LATER than the third week of the semester. See the teaching section of the Faculty Guide or the Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) Handbook

Common Exams

For courses with more than one lecture section, a common exam room is often preferred by the instructors. Letters requesting common finals must be addressed to the Committee on Courses between the first and third week of classes. Contact the EE Scheduling Assistant (jbullock@eecs) or the CS Scheduling Assistant in 379 Soda, 3-6002 (msasson@eecs) regarding these requests.

Retention of Final Exams

Final exams must be kept on file on campus for thirteen months, per the COCI Handbook. Please make arrangements with your assistant, ee-inst-support@eecs in EE, or cs-inst-support@cs in CS to retain the exams. Students may look at their exams, but not leave with or photocopy them. However, if the instructor has said that students can have a photocopy, we can make one for them.

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Forms

EECS Faculty Forms
Including those for biobibs, outside activities, short leave, visiting scholars, incomplete grades, grad student progress reviews, and award nominations.

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Graduate Student Instructor (TA) Appointments

EE Assignments

Pat Hernan
hernan@eecs, 2-9265

CS Assignments

Catherine Dang
catherinedang@eecs, 2-6285


GSI position allocation to courses

Courses with laboratory or discussion sections are assigned Graduate Student Instructors (teaching assistants); the number of GSI hours per week allocated to the course is based on the needs of the course and the overall EECS GSI funding from the Dean's Office. Assignments are given as 10 or 20 hr/wk positions.

GSI selection process

The EE and CS Scheduling Assistants confer with Department faculty on the appointment of specific individuals as GSIs for courses. Final GSI selection is based on instructional needs and the Department's commitments. Under UC policy and the GSIs' Contract, GSIs should never perform duties until they have been cleared by the Scheduling Assistant, and have been hired by Campus Shared Services.

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Grading and BearFacts

EECS instructors use BearFacts for course rosters and grading management. To access the system, all instructors (whether regular faculty or visiting instructors) must have a CalNet ID and passphrase. An EECS CalNet Deputy can assign an ID upon presentation of a photo ID by the instructor. BearFacts includes the midterm status reporting for students with especially low grades. EECS has grading guidelines for Graduate Courses and Undergraduate Courses Please be aware of privacy concerns regarding public posting of grades or Student ID Numbers. The campus has Academic Policies for grading, grade changes, and the appeal process.

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Graduate Student Progress Reviews

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Hiring a Reader

Hiring Readers
Instructors for classes of any size may request a Reader allocation to assist with grading homework, lab reports, problem sets and the like. The number of Reader hours assigned to a course is based on class size and Departmental funding. The total reader hours assigned to your course may not be exceeded.

Selecting Readers
Potential Readers will approach you to tell you about their qualifications and ask for a position as your Reader. Readers should themselves have completed the course with a B or better grade, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Reader Applications
Applicants can apply online: Reader Application
Once selected, Readers will need to meet with Campus Shared Services to be added to the Payroll. Readers should do no work, and cannot be paid, before being officially hired by Campus Shared Services.
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Instructor and GSI Evaluations

The Engineering student honor society, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), conducts a survey each semester to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of each instructor and teaching assistant. Near the end of the semester you will be asked to allow a representative from Eta Kappa Nu to distribute and collect the surveys during one of your class meetings. Arrangements are made for this activity to be minimally disruptive of normal class time.

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Instructional Support

For all Instructional Support requests (i.e. copy requests, document preparation, grade changes, desk copies) please email the administrative support alias: eecs-inst-support@eecs. Please do not send your requests to individual staff members, but use the alias in order to ensure timely responses.

All copy requests should be e-mailed to eecs-inst-support@eecs at least 48 hours in advance to allow staff to schedule work and to allow time to deal with broken copiers and other unforeseen problems. Please include the following information:

  1. Course number
  2. Time and date needed
  3. Preferred pick-up location (faculty mailbox, Cory or Soda Front Desk)
  4. Printing instructions if, for example, the file consists of single slides that should be printed 2- or 4-up on a page
  5. Copying instructions
    • how many copies,
    • single/double-sided,
    • finishing (e.g., stapled, three-hole punch)

Please note that the department does not have color copiers on site. All requests for color copies have to be approved by the EECS Finance Manager, and will need to be sent out. Allow more time, accordingly.

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Faculty Meetings (lunch meetings)

Joint Meetings
The EECS Departments holds joint faculty meetings on alternating Mondays at noon in the Wozniak Lounge (430 Soda Hall). EECS faculty meeting announcements are sent via email. Lunch is served at the meetings.
Divisional Meetings
Divisional faculty meetings are held every other week during the semester. Dates will be confirmed via email. Lunch is served at the meetings.
  • EE location: Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • CS location: Wozniak Lounge, 430 Soda Hall

Please contact Meg (EECS - 231b Cory) or Alex (CS - 385 Soda) if you have any questions.

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Personal Home Pages

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Policies

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Public Printers

Information about public printers can be found on the Administrative Services website.

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Room Reservations for Special Events

Faculty, administrative assistants, RAs and TAs can reserve seminar and conference rooms for special events through the EECS Room Reservations web page.

To reserve rooms for classes, please see Class Scheduling.

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Seminars and Events

To publicize an event on the EECS calendar, fill out the campus calendar event form. If you are announcing a seminar, be sure to select "Seminar" from the drop-down menu in the Event Type field. Only the starred fields need to be filled out, though it is helpful if you include the speaker's information and a brief description.

Your event submission will be placed in a queue to be checked by a department calendar administrator before it goes live. Only events occurring in Soda and Cory Halls will be accepted unless the event is being sponsored by the EECS Department.

Posted events will appear on the EECS calendar, the EECS home page, and one of the Cory Hall wall displays. Your event will remain on the campus calendar for up to three years.

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Technical Reports

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Textbook Ordering

Contact: EECS Office Assistant, 253 Cory Hall (eecsoffice@eecs)

Textbooks must be ordered approximately three months prior to the beginning of the semester. Instructors should give their textbook adoptions to the EECS Office Assistant.

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Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative (USLI)
and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

USLI is a campus-wide initiative that supports departments in establishing program level learning goals and evaluation procedures for all of our undergraduate major programs. As a result of this process, faculty and students will have a shared understanding of the purpose of the major and what graduating seniors are expected to know or be able to do at the end of their program of study. Faculty and students will also have evidence of how well their program goals are being met. The goals of the USLI are consistent with those of ABET.

The EECS USLI website links to course outcome lists, expanded descriptions, summaries and syllabi, USLI self-study supplemental material, the the EECS USLI Report.

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Undergraduate Research Projects

The EECS Center for Student Affairs has developed a website where faculty can place announcements about openings for undergraduate research opportunities for EECS and L&S CS students.

  1. Log into the Undergraduate Research database with your Cal Net ID:
    https://willow.coe.berkeley.edu/PHP/uro/menu.php?dept=eecs
  2. Enter the title, description and qualifications for your research project along with contact information and click the submit button.

Students can then go to the following website and apply directly to research opportunities:
https://willow.coe.berkeley.edu/PHP/ures/menu.php?dept=eecs

CSA will inform the students that they can have access to the information by email and in person.

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Visiting Scholars and Industrial Fellows

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EECS Workload Formula

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EECS Resource Guide Table of Contents