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Google Groups/Listservs

We currently have nine Google groups/listservs in CAL.  These groups are open only to faculty, staff and administration in CAL.  If you need to be added to a group or have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].

A moderated group to share news and announce events.: [email protected].  The maximum file size is 10MB.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to  calannounce [email protected].

A forum for the discussion of topics for all CAL faculty, staff, and administration: [email protected]. The maximum file size is 10MB.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to [email protected].

A forum for graduate and undergraduate advisers in CAL.

[email protected]
[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for chairs and directors in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for administrative coordinators in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for tenured and tenure-track faculty
in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for lecturers in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for staff in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

Web Services

The mission of CAL Web Services (CWS) is to enable the CAL community to develop an effective presence online. It assists CAL departments and faculty in producing web sites in accordance with federal and state law (accessibility), professional standards and SDSU guidelines. The main focus is to design and maintain websites for the college. Priority is given to departments and other collective academic units. In addition, every effort is made to respond to faculty requests regarding personal sites or special sites, such as conferences and short-term program sites. For assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Academic units (i.e., departments, institutes, programs, and centers) will identify a faculty or staff representative with decision-making authority to work with the CWS consultant.
  • Once a website is designed or taken under the aegis of CWS, the CWS consultant shall maintain the site. The originating academic unit will have access to the site only through the CWS consultant.
  • The academic unit representative is responsible for providing all website content and project sign-offs to the CWS consultant within an agreed time-frame for the design phase of the site.
  • An academic unit may request a redesign of its once every two years.
  • For maintenance requests, the CWS consultant should be given at least one week’s advance notice.
  • Academic units or individual faculty members are responsible for the design, maintenance, troubleshooting and, most importantly, the accessibility repairs of their own sites.
  • CWS is not responsible for sites created by a third party.
  • CWS reserves the right routinely to perform accessibility checks on sites. Academic units or individuals will be notified when sites do not pass and are expected to make repairs in a timely matter. Failure to comply will result in the website being removed.

​​​​The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at San Diego State University. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the campus community.

Read SDSU’s full accessibility statement.

This means that all SDSU websites must meet all guidelines for accessibility.  For more information about how to ensure your site is accessible, see the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Web Accessibility.

You may have heard the term "Fair Use" and think that we are covered by this since we are an educational institution, but that is not really the case. In general, if you are creating a website or posting to social media that is available to the public (not behind a Blackboard log in, for example) then fair use may not apply.

Resources about copyright:

Resources about social media and copyright:

If you cannot determine the authorship of content, then you should not use it. If you can identify the author, then you should contact them and ask for permission to share content. The bottom line is when in doubt about if you can use an image do not use it.  

SDSU Photo Gallery
Other sources of images for use:

Google Advanced Image Search
You can also use google to help you locate potential images for usage:
From Google main page: select Images (upper right) > Settings > Advanced search > [Select one of the options for usage]