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Faculty Handbook, Guides, and Forms

Teaching in the Time of Covid Classroom

As new information about COVID-19 becomes available daily, it is important to stay Informed by monitoring:

Handbook, Guides, and Forms

  • CGS Instructor’s Handbook AY 2021-2022 (PDF) is a one-stop resource document for CGS-affiliated instructors. It provides a brief overview of CGS and its programs as well as a comprehensive list of our policies, procedures, expectations, and tips related to teaching at CGS. 
  • CGS Guide for Online Instructors AY 2021-2022 (PDF) offers a detailed overview of the CGS online course proposal, development, and approval process as well as a summary of expectations for CGS online instructors based on best practices and standards in online education.
  • CGS G Grade Teacher-Student Contract (fillable PDF) is available to CGS instructors who have students completing a G Grade.

Checklists and Templates

Academic Integrity Resources

The College of General Studies is committed to upholding academic integrity and honesty across all modes of learning. As part of this commitment, we follow the academic integrity guidelines and principles set forth by the University of Pittsburgh Office of the Provost. Matters pertaining to academic integrity and the code of student conduct at CGS will be handled in accordance with the academic integrity procedures established by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and fall under the purview of the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and CGS.


CGS Academic Integrity Video Series

Academic Integrity Course & Badge: A Resource for Your Students

Developed by the University Library System, this self-paced online course in Canvas introduces students to Pitt’s guidelines on plagiarism, honesty, ownership of intellectual property, and scholastically appropriate behavior. Upon successful completion of the modules and the exit quiz, students can request a Credly badge for their portfolio.