Faculty Information

Summer Session Enrollment Data

After registration opens, enrollment numbers for each Summer Session class will be updated daily and posted online.

Summer Closure Dates

Campus will be closed and no classes will be held on July 4, to observe Independence Day.

Go/Cancel Decision Process

College Deans will make go/cancel decisions this year, informing RCE of their decision by May 16, June 13, and July 11 for sessions 1-5.

Class Rosters

A class roster for Summer can be viewed at any time via the Faculty Center. Please inform RCE if any students are in your class but not on the roster immediately by email. Please inform RCE if a student misses more than 2 days during the first week by email. This may save the student loss of their enrollment fee in part or wholly.


Once your class fills, students can add themselves to a waitlist through the portal until May 12 and by contacting RCE beginning May 13. If your class has a waitlist, a copy will be provided to you before your class starts. You may also view students on the waitlist by looking at your class roster in the Faculty Center, and changing “Enrollment Status” from “enrolled” to “waiting.” If you want to add students, please contact RCE at rce@csuchico.edu or 530-898-6105.

Faculty Teaching Agreements and Pay

Continuing Education will deliver by email Summer Teaching Agreements the week of April 18. Please review and sign the teaching agreement(s) prior to May 6. A signed contract is required prior to teaching.

For Summer Session (self-support), faculty pay is calculated according to Pay Schedule 2357 (Instructional Faculty, Summer Session–Extension) using the following formula:

Faculty Pay Formula for Special Session

For example, if your full time salary is $50,000 / academic year:

$50,000 / 30 = $1,667 x 3 (WTUs) = $5,001.00 pay for the class

Note: Supervision/Internship course-classifications generate WTU based on enrollment, not class units.

Your pay request will be submitted to Payroll within 7 business days of submission of grades.  Payroll takes approximately 15 business days (3 weeks) to process the request, then approximately another 2-3 business days for the check to be available to you.  Your summer session pay may be subject to retirement, social security/Medicare tax, and state and federal taxes. Sick leave will not be accrued during Summer Session per CBA 21.23 e.  Should you have any questions contact the Payroll office, 530-898-6771.

Faculty new to Chico State are required to successfully pass a background check, present proof of identity and eligibility to work to the Human Resources Center. In addition, you must complete payroll and personnel documents, including an Oath of Allegiance, prior to the beginning of employment. Failure to do so will prevent completion of your appointment. 

LMS Set Up, Including Syllabus and Text Identification

You are requested to upload your course syllabus and text book requirements starting April 4-May 19.  Students will be able to access their course(s) starting May 20.

Please contact your department to place textbook orders by March 20 or at the latest by April 1 according to federal mandate HEOA 2008.

Text Books & Class Materials

Place textbook order by March 20. The Chico State Wildcat Store compiles and displays course information on behalf of Chico State in order to comply with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. Even if you're using "Zero-Cost Course Materials" Open Educational Resources, or nothing at all, your timely response to the bookstore is required to ensure Chico State's compliance. For more information or to place your order email the bookstore at wildcatstore@csuchico.edu

Any printed materials needed for your class should be arranged through or prepared by your department office.


Grade rosters will be made available to instructors by the end of the class by session. Latest grade deadline is due by noon on August 19.

Classroom Selection

Whenever possible, we schedule classes that are located in the same building as your office or one you have specifically requested.

Office Hours

All faculty are expected to provide 15 aggregated office hours over the course of the three unit class, in addition to instructional hours (FPPP, 1.1E). Breaks: 10 minutes per hour is the allowable break time.

For more information or changes, please contact the Elaina McReynolds Baird, Director of Summer Session memcreynolds@csuchico.edu.