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Forms and Resources

The Department of Art & Design in collaboration with the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) offers many other opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students and a wide variety of resources to assist with studies and professional career readiness.

This page has links to campus resources, student handbooks to download, forms for students and faculty - scroll down to see.
Please check out the following links for more information about:


Student Galleries:

We have two galleries, VA 106 Gallery and The Dutton Family Gallery, which is a part of RAFFMA, as well as various showcases, available for exhibitions of student work throughout the academic year, including exhibition space in the department's main office VA105. 

If you would like to exhibit either in VA106 Gallery, the VA105 main office reception space, or the VA105 Cabinets in the lobby of the VA Building then please download the following: Exhibition Proposal Form

Student Forms:

ACADEMIC PLANNING (Choosing Courses):

How to Read your PAWS Report

How to make a MyCAP planner (PDF guide)

How to make a MyCAP planner (Video Tutorial)

Faculty Academic Advisors

CSUSB Central Advising

10 Tips on Choosing Courses

BA / BFA Roadmaps


ENROLLMENT (Courses & Programs):

Add After Census  /  Drop After Census

Adding a Minor Process Guide (PDF) / 'How To' Video

Advanced Art Laboratory (ART 4500)

Art History Capstone Courses (AH 5270 & AH 5290)

Change of Major Process Guide (PDF) / 'How To' Video

Course Substitution Request Form

Independent Study (ART 5952 & ART 5953) & "How To'"

Overload Requests "How To" / Information

Open University Registration Form  / (College of Global & Extended Education)

Simultaneous Enrollment Request

Waive Prerequisites Request / Instructor Consent



Graduation Requirement Check Process Guide ('Grad Check')

Graduation Requirement Check 'How To' Video

Honors in Art & Design (Instructions & Form)

Senior Portfolio Sign-Off Form & Instructions (ART 5500)



MFA Handbook 2021-2022

Advancement to Candidacy Form

Application for Classification Form

Artist Statement Approval Form

Graduate Committee Meetings Form

Graduate Committee Request Form

Project Checklist

Request for Change in Study Plan

Thesis Approval Form



Time Sheet (Regular Student Assistant)

Time Sheet (Hourly)

Time Sheet (Work Study)

Time Sheet (Bridge Student Assistant)



Exhibition Proposal Form

Laptop Specifications (for Students)

Laser-Cutting File Preparation GUIDE


Faculty & Staff Forms:


Add / Drop - Instructions for Faculty

Batch Grading Instructions

BlackBoard - Adding / Removing Users (students, assistants, other faculty)

Change of Grade (online) Faculty Quick Guide

Grading in the Faculty Center - Quick Guide

Incomplete ('I' Grade) Contracts Faculty Guide

Permissions Requests (overloads, simultaneous enrollments, etc.)

Rubric Guide

Sample Grading Rubric 1

Sample Grading Rubric 2

Sample Grading Rubric 3

Template Syllabus (and guidance notes)

Waitlist Information for Faculty



BA in Art History & Global Cultures

BA in Art (concentrations in Visual Art & Visual Studies)

BFA in Art (concentrations in Studio Art & Visual Studies)

BA in Design Studies

BFA in Design (concentrations in 3D Design, Interface Design, Motion Graphics, & Marketing)

BA in Studio Art Studies

MFA in Studio Art



California Faculty Association (CFA)

Classroom Visitation Template

Collective Bargaining Agreement (CFA)

FAM 650-654 (Faculty Administration Manual) - Faculty Evaluations

Lecturer Evaluation Form

Guide for New P/T Lecturers


Direct Expenditure Form

Employee Reimbursement Direct Deposit Enrollment Authorization Form

Generic Invoice

Hospitality Approval Form

Overtime / Compensatory Time Form

Participation Confirmation Instructions

Purchase Request

Purchase Approval (over $10k)

Professional Development Funds Tracking Form (online)

Requisition Checklist (information)

Requisition Approval Authorization Form

Time Sheet

Travel Information

Unauthorized Purchase Explanation/Certification Form

Volunteer Form


INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (Visiting Speakers, etc.):

*Independent Contractor Process Guide for Booking and Payments

Independent Contractor Requests (Overview)

Generic Invoice

Vendor Date Record Form Std 204


REASSIGNED TIME (Tenure-line Faculty only):

Reassigned Time Request Form

Reassigned Time Guidelines / Tabulated



Accident Report Form (if you have had an accident)

Supervisor's Accident Report Form

Campus Visit Requests (during COVID-19)

Chemical Inventories Procedure

COVID-19 Prevention & Planning / (EH&S)

EH&S Record Retention Schedule

EH&S Website

If you have an Injury / Accident

What to Report for Injuries / Accidents

Injury & Illness Prevention Program Guidelines

Injury & Illness Reporting Flow Chart