DRAFT University Senate Policy regarding Hybrid Course Designation based on our discussion at the February 5 meeting. A hybrid class shall be defined as any class in which 20% to 50% of scheduled class sessions are conducted by means in which student and instructor are not in the same physical location (e.g., teleconferences and online communication): a. Hybrid classes shall only be offered following consultation with department chair and department curriculum committee. b. The department chair and department curriculum committee shall ensure that the syllabus for any hybrid class complies with university policies (see ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES, 2.0) and that grading policies and procedures are consistent with expected learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus. c. Hybrid classes shall be so identified in the official schedule of classes which shall notify students of any requirements for participation in class activities outside class session times indicated in the schedule. d. The schedule shall notify students of any software and hardware required for participation in class meetings taking place when the student and instructor will not be in the same physical location, except when such hardware and software are accessible in the library or in open computer labs on campus. The effectiveness of hybrid classes shall be assessed on a regular basis and assessment data should be considered during periodic academic reviews. Classes that exceed the 50% limit are considered distance education classes (see DISTANCE EDUCATION policy).
From: Rich Pickett
Subject: Reminder - E-mail Security Enhancements Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:04:42 PST To: Faculty and Staff From: Rich Pickett Senior Director and CIO Enterprise Technology Services Subject: Reminder - E-mail Security Enhancements A reminder that effective March 1, 2008 all mail.sdsu.edu e-mail accounts must u tilize secure settings in order to access e-mail through e-mail client software (e.g. Eudora, Outlook). Our webmail site (http://webmail.sdsu.edu) uses secure technology and does not require individuals to make any changes when using this method for accessing e-mail. The original e-mail message is included below in the event that you did not rece ive the notice, or were unable to make the changes at that time. The schedule f or implementation for other campus e-mail systems is also described. In additi on we have enhanced the documentation on the TNS Help Desk site listed in the me ssage. Important Note: If you access your e-mail from your cell phone, you will also n eed to confirm that you are using secure POP (POPS) or secure IMAP (IMAP). When ever possible, we also encourage the use of secure SMTP with cell phones. We an unable to provide support for cell phone settings; however, general information will be posted by the end of this week on the TNS Help Desk site. ========= Original message sent Jan. 11, 2008 ================= As a further step to enhance e-mail security, SDSU is implementing enhanced proc edures for campus e-mail systems. In the initial phase we will be securing the transmission of login IDs, passwords and e-mail messages between the e-mail clie nts (Eudora, etc.) and the mail servers. This will ensure that your e-mail messages and login credentials are not transmi tted in the clear over the Internet, thereby reducing the possibility that your account could be compromised by others. This change will also facilitate our co mpliance with CSU security requirements. These standards will affect all SDSU e-mail servers, including auxiliary organiz ations and those that have external access through the campus firewall. The fir st phase will involve mail.sdsu.edu accounts. It takes only a few minutes to configure your e-mail client (Eudora, Thunderbird , Outlook, Entourage, etc.) to take advantage of this increased security. You w ill need to make these changes to both your on-campus and off-campus e-mail clie nts. These changes do not affect Webmail access. Our Help Desk has posted useful guid es to lead you through the process for mail.sdsu.edu accounts. These documents can be found at: http://tns.sdsu.edu/e-mail.htm#SetSSL. For assistance with e-mail systems other than mail.sdsu.edu, please contact the respective e-mail administrator. After the following dates, only secure transmissions with e-mail servers will be permitted through the campus firewalls. 1. mail.sdsu.edu - Feb. 29, 2008 2. rohan, sciences, kahuna and auxiliary organization servers - March 30, 20 08 3. All other campus e-mail servers - April 30, 2008 If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Help Desk or myself.