Faculty Resources and Forms

Handbooks, Policies, Forms, and More

CGS Instructor’s Handbook AY 2019-2020 (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 Syllabus Checklist (fillable PDF) provides you with a list of items you need to include in your syllabus for the course(s) taught at CGS.

CGS Guide for Online Instructors AY 2019-2020 (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.

College of General Studies Academic Integrity Code (PDF) includes guidelines pertaining to student-faculty academic integrity issues in the classroom and other contexts such as plagiarism.

CGS Student Handbook AY 2019-2020 (PDF) contains general University and CGS-specific policies and information to help students navigate their way during their studies at CGS. 

CGS G Grade Teacher-Student Contract (fillable PDF) is available to CGS instructors who have students completing a G Grade.

Other Faculty Resources

Access Your Courses

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Training and Professional Development

Find professional development opportunities at Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning, from orientations to technology trainings. Visit Center 

Complete the CGS Online Demo Course for faculty. Request access

Campus Map

Find your way around. Explore the Pittsburgh Campus


Access our libraries and archives. Visit Hillman Library

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost: offers a variety of information for faculty members across the University. Browse faculty resources

Office of the University Registrar

Refer to this website for the official academic calendar, grade system and grade posting deadlines and processes such as importing grades from Blackboard or submitting grade changes.

Campus Recreation

Faculty and staff members have access to classes and fitness centers on campus. Learn more 

Pitt Arts: Cheap Seats

Purchase discount tickets to Pittsburgh Cultural District events, such as the ballet or opera. See schedule