University of La Verne

ULV Faculty Rallye: Additional Information

Board of Trustees

The University of La Verne is a non-profit corporation, chartered by the state of California and governed by a board of trustees. ULV's Board of Trustees serves as the controlling body of the University and guides its progress in harmony with its stated objectives. It has final jurisdiction in all matters pertaining to the policies of the University. Authority resides in the Board as a whole and not in its individual members. The Board acts as a whole except in instances in which executive authority is delegated by the Board to one or some of its members. The men and women on the Board represent a variety of vocations and professions, as well as various constituencies, including the Church of the Brethren and the La Verne Alumni. The Board is a legislative body which delegates the execution of its policies to the president and other officers of the University. ULV's president is directly responsible to the Board; all other staff members are responsible to the Board through the president. The Board meets at least three times each year; its Executive Committee holds monthly meetings. In addition to the Board's responsibility related to ULV's educational policies, finance, and public relations, the Board also

  1. selects the University's chief administrative officer(s),
  2. confirms or rejects recommendations made by these officers,
  3. approves requirements for admission of students,
  4. grants degrees to candidates recommended by the faculty,
  5. establishes scales for tuition and fees,
  6. approves and confirms personnel appointments,
  7. adopts the annual budget, and
  8. approves plans for the development of ULV's physical plant.

Click for a list of the current members of ULV's Board of Trustees.

Further Reading

Three books have been written on La Verne's history and personalities, all written by La Verne history professors, Gladdys Muir's La Verne College: Seventy-five Years of Service (1967), Herb Hogan and Gladdys Muir's The University of La Verne: A Centennial History: 1891-1991 (1990), and Herb Hogan's Years of Renewal and Growth, University of La Verne, 1985-2000: The First Fifteen Years of the Presidency of Stephen C. Morgan (2001). All three are well illustrated and contain numerous tables packed with statistics. In addition, "The ULV Trivia Book" (1988), compiled by Mark Bagley (ULV '88) and Marlin Heckman (LVC '58), is an interesting read. Gladdys Muir died on the trecherous east steps of Founders Hall. Herb Hogan taught and administered at La Verne for over 50 years.

Church Heritage

Founders Hall is festooned with reminders that the University of La Verne was once church related. The plaque in Founders lobby states "dedicated February 13, 1927 to the cause of Christian education" and its cornerstone boldly declares, "Christ Jesus Himself is the chief corner stone." The photos of the four founders at the top level of stacks in Wilson Library show men clothed in the garb of the Church of the Brethren, the University of La Verne's founding denomination, one of the three historical peace churches (together with the better known Mennonites and Friends). Although the church relinquished ownership over seven decades ago and few faculty or students are Church of the Brethren members, the University's commitment to values, service, internationalism, and peace with justice have roots in Brethren tradition. There are still Brethren slots on the Board of Trustees, baccalaureate is held at the local Church of the Brethren sanctuary, the campus minister is Brethren, and church alumni have conspicuously donated money to the University (most of the named buildings, rooms, and spaces on campus were named for Brethren donars), but the largest group of traditional-age students identifies themselves as Roman Catholic and the largest group of faculty is Jewish in heritage. Five other "Brethren Colleges" were founded by this small (100,000-member) denomination, and together Bridgewater College in Virginia, Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvnia, Juniata College in Pennsylvania, Manchester College in Indiana, McPherson College in Kansas, and ULV coordinate our main study abroad program, one of the oldest in the United States, Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA).


The regional accrediting agency that accredits the Univerity of La Verne is the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The University was first accredited in 1955 and was reaccredited last in 2000. The University is on schedule to write its WASC Proposal in 2006-2007 and Capacity Review Report in 2008-2009 with an expected team visit for the Capacity Review in spring 2010. ULV will write its Eductional Effectiveness Review Report in summer-fall 2010 with a team visit for the Educational Effectiveness Review in spring 2011. Click for a copy of WASC's Handbook of Accreditation.

Personal Calendars

The University owns several online calendar programs for personal use on University computers, including WebCal Direct by Mirapoint which can be accessed by others, if permission is given, and can be used not only to keep track of appointments but also for meeting scheduling and other purposes. These may be installed on request along with other standard software. The University also orders printed daily and weekly diary calendars as well as large desktop calendars for all staff who individually order them.


The annual Fall Convocation starts the year on a serious but festive note. Convocation falls on the first Friday of the academic year, usually at 11:15 a.m. in Founders Auditorium, when its still frightfully hot, and is followed immediately by a delightful all-university picnic in the University Quad adjacent to Founders, provided free to the entire University community. Dress code for Convocation includes academic regalia, and the President opens the sonclave with an inspiring description of all that is new and positive about ULV. The Convocation speakership rotates around the four colleges, and the address typically exposes the soul of the institution and the speaker's optimistic vision of the University's future prospects.

Hot Spots

A series of presentations with discussion, debate, and questions & answers about pressing national and international issues, Hot Spots is sponsored by ULV's International Studies Institute the third Thursday of each month at noon in the Presidents Dining Room.

Town Meetings

Two Town Meetings each year bring together the entire University Community--administration, classified, and faculty, on-campus and off-campus--to learn about developments, planning, and the future of ULV. Problem issues, if there are any, may also be aired. Town meetings always convene at 11:30 a.m., and the dates of Fall Semester and Spring Semester Town Meetings are listed on the Meeting Schedule. A third Town Meeting is the Annual Service Awards gathering in May.

Annual Service Awards

Every year the University assembles in community to recognize the achievements of its members. Promotions, tenure, and removal from probation are all announced, as are sabbaticals for the following year. Thunderous applause greets revelation of the Teacher of the Year and Ellsworth Johnson Faculty Service Award recepients. Faculty and staff are also recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service at the University. The time is unfailingly a joyful and tearful celebration of the institution's best and most persistent.

Faculty Research Day

Faculty Research Day, held each November under the sponsorship of the Faculty Research Committee, brings all faculty to Wilson Library to display and discuss their current research. During the two-hour event, faculty, administration, staff, and students learn what each other is doing with scholarship and talk about progress in discovery, creatity, and publication. Some administrators and part-time faculty also share their current posters, manuscripts, articles, and books.
      Faculty Research Day Brochures: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

Faculty Book Day

Faculty Book Day, organized by the Faculty Research Committee every spring, brings to Wilson Library all faculty and administrators who published books during the previous 12 months to be recognized and to officially announce their new books to the University community. A book signing is staged, and food is served. Normally, 6-14 authors share a story, selected paragraphs, or the biography of their book to heartfelt applause and the warmest congratulations.
      Faculty Book Day Programs: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

Part-Time Faculty Workshop

The annual Part-Time Faculty Workshop, generally the second Saturday in November, brings part-time faculty from around Southern California to the Main Campus to recognize those promoted to Adjunct Professor and Senior Adjunct Professor, discuss pressing legal issues, try new technology, receive congratulations for their important work, and meet with colleagues and full-time Universty personnel. Workshop mornings are devoted to general issues and University questions while luncheon and afternoons bring colleges and departments together for meetings.


The University holds general commencement ceremonies during the Memorial Day Weekend and midyear at the end of January, generally on the football field in Ortmayer Stadium. A baccalaureate service occurs in May at the Church of the Brethren, Bonita Avenue and E Street, in part to recall the University's church roots. In addition, numerous separate commencement ceremonies are scheduled, including the College of Law Commencement; hoodings for the Ed.D., D.P.A., and Psy.D. graduates; and celebrations for the African American, Asian American, and Latina/o graduates. All these are announced in municifent detail during commencement season through memo, e-mail, and a Commencement link on the ULV home page at Faculty are expected to attend as many of the Commencement ceremonies as possible. Consequently, the University rents regalia for faculty who do not own their own graduation gowns. Order forms for commencement regalia are sent to faculty two months before the ceremonies.

Bookstore Discounts

The University of La Verne Bookstore, managed by the Follett Corporation, gives faculty discounts of 10% on most items. Generally, faculty need to show their ULV faculty ID card which is available from the Registrar's Office to receive the discount. A bigger discount is usually given on specified days in early December.

Davenport Dining Hall

Davenport Dining Hall is open to the entire University community for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during most of the academic year and part of the summer. The prices are reasonable, and the food is varied at every meal: traditional meals, salads, quick fry, self serve sandwiches, desserts, drinks, fruit, and more. The Presidents Dining Room (PDR) and the West Dining Room (WDR) on the east and west sides of Davenport respectively, are used for catered meals, special presentations, classes, and more.

Locker Room, Cardio Room, Weight Room, Gym Facilities, Track, and Pool

The Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion and all its facilities are open to the faculty and staff of the University. Faculty can check out a locker from the Athletics/Movement and Sports Science Department Office and use the basketball/volleyball arena, cardio room, weight room, track, pool, tennis courts, and other athletic facilities. It is a friendly place, so generally faculty can consult the training coach and athletic trainers when needed, too.

Many faculty use the tennis courts, track, and cardio room during the work week, and there is basketball at noon in the gym for students, faculty, and staff who want to come out and play. Faculty frequently play tennis before class on selected weekday mornings.

University and Community Atmosphere

One of the greatest benefits of working at La Verne is the University atmosphere and the genuine community spirit that exists at the institution. The full range of university activities is here to enjoy, from drama, music, and lectures, at the one end of the spectrum, to sports, festivals, and ceremonies, at the other. Most of these are free of charge to the faculty.

The community spirit is harder to describe, but it exists, too. There is a strong commitment to students and to quality education at La Verne, both off campus and on, and a healthy feeling of cooperation and collegiality. There are few rifts between the faculty and administration and fewer among members of the faculty. For most people La Verne is a very comfortable place to work.

Religion Programs

ULV's Religion and Philosophy Department offers courses leading to a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy for the African-American community at the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies and for the Latino community at the American Baptist Theological Center. The former is located on the campus of the First AME Church on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles while the latter meets at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Each is directed by a member of ULV's Religion and Philosophy Department.

EPIC Program

For nearly four decades ULV has fulfilled its mission of service by offering educational programs in correctional (EPIC) institutions. Currently, ULV offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts in General Studies at the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility in Chino. David Werner directs ULV's program which has succeeded in making many offenders into productive members of society. It also has educated some notorious individuals (ask David). None of EPIC's graduates have every made it to a Commencement exercise at ULV.

Curriculum Vitae

Regular contracted faculty are responsible for maintaining an up-to-date curriculum vitae with the appropriate department and with Human Resources. Information in the catalog, promotions, and other changes are dependent upon the timely reporting of degrees received and professional growth. Dean's generally request an updated curriculum vitae each year before the fall term begins when they ask for the Annual Growth Report and Plan.

Annual Growth Report and Plan

PEPPIT requires all regular contracted faculty to submit Annual Growth Report and Plans to their department chairs. Deans usually request the reports in time for review at the beginning of the fall term. The Dean and Provost read and review the reports each fall and meet with faculty to discuss them as the academic year progresses. The documents are also used in reappointment, Third Year Review, promotion, and tenure decisions and in planning.

Teaching Responsibilities

Among the most important responsibilities of teachers at La Verne are the following:

  1. To submit a course syllabus and class outline in compliance with the Suggested Guidelines for Syllabus Construction (a) to students at the first class meeting and (b) to the department and/or program director prior to the beginning of each term.

  2. To keep appointed class schedules and hours. In case of sickness or personal emergency, to arrange for an approved substitute and/or reschedule the class. Substitutes and rescheduling must have the approval of the department chair and/or program director.

  3. To submit grades to the Registrar through MyULV within ULV's time frame.

  4. To order appropriate texts on the schedule requested by and through the department/program director/bookstore to give adequate lead time to assure delivery.

  5. To provide an atmosphere conducive to high academic achievement for both traditional and adult students by avoiding inappropriate "war stories," starting class late or dismissal early, and the "good guy" syndrome. To conduct an appropriate class for the full scheduled time.

  6. To treat students with respect.

  7. To involve students in the class wherever appropriate and possible.

  8. To support and maintain the educational standards, policies, procedures, and reputation of the University.

  9. To avoid using class as a forum for airing personal or professional grievances.

Academic Advising

All regular contracted faculty have a responsibility for advising students, both those specifically assigned to them as advisees and others who ask advice about courses, careers, and other features of their academic specialities. Among their responsibilities as advisors, regular contracted faculty are expected to do the following:

  1. Provide academic advising to specified students, traditional university age and/or of non-traditional age.

  2. Thoroughly acquaint themselves with the academic policies of the institution as contained in the catalog with particular attention to requirements for graduation in the majors and programs for which they are responsible.

  3. Attend academic workshops and keep abreast of all changes in general education and program/major requirements and other academic policies that affect student progress.

  4. Facilitate the communication of accurate information regarding academic requirements and standards to students.

Library Development

All regular contracted faculty have a responsibility to help develop the University libraries. For central campus faculty this means recommending books and journals for purchase by Wilson Library and participating in the "weeding" of obsolete or unneeded materials in the Wilson collection. Purchase recommendations can be sent in writing, on the special form for this purpose, or by e-mail directly to any professional librarian at the Wilson Library. Faculty members at the College of Law and at the Athens Campus have a responsibility to do the same thing for the law libraries and the La Verne College of Athens Library respectively.

Office Hours

All regularly contracted faculty have a responsibility to maintain office hours convenient to students for advising and assistance. Although there is no University policy on the number of office hours, it is expected that each full-time faculty member will post at least five scheduled office hours per week during the term, preferably on more than one day of the week and in more than one time frame. It is also expected that faculty be in their offices during their posted office hours.

Course Evaluations

Course evaluations are conducted online through MyULV. They are available to students from two weeks before through one week after the end of the semester or term (except in the case of 4-week terms). Simple course evaluation procedures are described online, but evaluations work most smoothly when instructors remind their students both of the desirablity of completing the evaluations and of the procedures. Surveys of faculty with 100% student completion of course evaluations show that high participation rates result when faculty explain how important the evaluations are to them personally; how the students' responses will result in improved courses. Some faculty make completion of course evaulations a precondition for taking the final examination. If a student shows up for the final without having completed the evaluation, the faculty member sends the student out to complete the evaluation first. Faculty can determine which students have not completed the evaluation by consulting MyULV under "Faculty Services." Alternatively, some faculty increase the participation rate by offering a few points of extra credit.

Orientation, Workshop, and Special Event Participation

Regular contracted faculty have an obligation to attend the activities of their program, college, and the University as a whole, including convocations and commencement. Full-time faculty who work with traditional-age central campus undergraduates also have a responsibility to participate in orientation and recruitment activities, including New Student Camp. Although no one can attend all of the University's activities, every faculty member should attend University-sponsored workshops and special events related to his/her field. In a spirit of collegiality, regular contracted faculty should also support events of interest to them sponsored by other departments and student organizations.

University Governance

Regular contracted faculty are expected to attend and participate in meetings of their department, program, college, and Faculty Assembly. They are also expected to accept appointments to committees and task forces, and to conscientiously fulfill the responsibilities of these assignments.

Quality Management

All regular contracted faculty are obliged to participate in the quality management of the University. One part of this is completing the procedures described in the QMS Manual. These procedures are outlined in other sections of this handbook and tediously laid out in the manual.


Full-time faculty teach six full courses during the academic year, either 4-unit undergraduate courses or 3-unit graduate courses or a combination of the two. Adjustments are made for 3-unit undergraduate courses (general education), 2-unit graduate courses, science labs, and a few other categories of courses.

Each of the University's academic colleges and schools has its own workload policy designed to equalize differences in teaching requirements in different disciplines.

PEPPIT, IA.2 states: "Faculty who wish to take on additional assignments and/or responsibilities must consult with their department and appropriate Dean."

Educational Standards

  1. Grading standards and methods of evaluation are to be communicated in writing to students in the syllabus at the beginning of the course. (See section C, "Grades," below).

  2. Papers assigned, where appropriate, should follow a mini-thesis format (i.e., cover page, table of contents, introduction/problem statement, literature review, conclusion). Turabian, American Psychological Association, Modern Language Association, or other department-approved style manual should be used.

  3. All assigned work must be completed to receive a grade.

  4. A's are to be reserved for the outstanding or exceptional student.

  5. Missed exams and late assignments are to be prenegotiated with the instructor or graded down in a manner stated in the syllabus.

  6. Spelling, syntax, grammar, and organization should be part of each student's evaluation, the impact of which should be stated in the syllabus.

  7. ULV encourages required class attendance. Faculty should note their attendance policy for each class in the syllabus. If appropriate, the number of excused absences should be noted. "Class Attendance" in the Responsibilities section of the ULV Catalog (page 67) contains the following statement of policy:
      "Regular and prompt attendance at all University classes is required. The instructor may assign extra work, require special examinations, or refuse to grant credit for a course if the number of absences is excessive. Students should ascertain the exact policy of each faculty member at the beginning of each course. Students must attend the first class meeting or they may be unofficially dropped by the instructor, resulting in a failing grade."

  8. 400-level courses are "swing classes" which may be taken by graduates and undergraduates. Graduate students in 400-level courses should be assigned additional academic responsibility (e.g., a paper, report, group leadership), and this should be stated in the syllabus. Undergraduates who take a 400-level course are not entitled to special treatment.

  9. Final examinations are to be given on the date and at the time listed in the term schedule. Exceptions require the approval of the appropriate academic dean.

Unauthorized Class Attendance

Attendance in a given ULV class is the privilege of students registered in the class only. Anyone, including children, not officially enrolled in a course or formally invited by the instructor to a class session, is not entitled to be in the classroom at any time. This policy was promulgated for academic, safety, and liability reasons. Furthermore, individuals do not have permission to sit in a class for any length of time as an unofficial audit. Anyone not offically registered in a course will be asked to leave the classroom by a faculty member, staff member, campus safety officer, or other university representative. If a child (0-18 years of age) is present, both parent and child will be asked to leave.

Combatting Plagiarism

Reference: UCLA, Office of Instructional Development, Undergraduate Teacher's Guide.

Making It Harder to Cheat on Examinations

Reference: UCLA, Office of Instructional Development, Undergraduate Teacher's Guide.

Catalog Changes

Catalog changes should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Associate Vice President (FH 213A; ext. 4240 or 4239). Most changes require the approval of a department, dean, or academic policies committee as described in the QMS Manual. The most important QMS forms for submitting changes to the Programs and Courses sections of the catalog are the following:

Additions and corrections for the full-time Faculty and Professional Staff section should be submitted to Human Resources. Only part-time faculty approved and on file with Quality Management are included in the Part-Time Faculty section. (All part-time faculty, on campus as well as off campus, are required to be on file in Quality Management.)

Submission deadlines for the following year's catalog:
   * Pages 12 through 77: December 20
   * Programs section: January 31
   * Courses: February 28
   * Personnel, Index, and pages 1-12: March 31

Office and Building Keys

Faculty receive office keys from through their departments. Lost keys must be documented and normally must be paid for by the department. Keys to buildings are not issued; employees are expected to call Campus Safety to gain entry to locked buildings. (All campus pay phones have automatic dialing buttons for Campus Safety, and the main doors of many buildings have phone boxes containing phones which automatically dial the on-duty Safety officer. The officer's mobile number is #6666)

Travel Expenditures Policy

ULV's official, detailed policy is located on the Administration & Finance Department website: Travel Expenses Policy. The following points address some pitfalls that have caused anguish in the past:

Mail Services

The Mail Room offers the services of a full-service post office for University employees in the Enrollment Management Building at the corner of E and First Streets. Not only can letters and packages be mailed, stamps and mailers purchased, and conversations be had, but mass mailings and various express services can also be arranged. With advance notice and proper scheduling, the Mail Services Department can stuff and address bulk mailings, package materials for shipping, and provide other special mail handling.

Faculty Professional Support Committee

The Faculty Professional Support Committee administers grant funding for conference travel funding by the university (colleges and departments fund some travel as well) and approves small grants to help faculty with publication, research, and tuition. It also evaluates sabbatical applications and makes recommendations on sabbadicals to the Provost. The Faculty Professional Support Committee is a Faculty Assembly committee with representatives from all colleges except law. The current composition of the committee is at Faculty Professional Support Committee

Faculty Research Committee

The Faculty Research Committee awards grants for promising research based on its vision and goals statement as well as course releases to give time for research at critical junctures. Applications are due no later than February 15 for grants awarded to be used in the following academic year. The Faculty Research Committee sponsors the annual Faculty Lecture Series, Faculty Research Day, and Faculty Book Day, and it established the ULV Academy to recognize and promote scholarship at the University of La Verne. Members of the Faculty Research Committee are appointed by the Provost from a pool of committed ULV faculty researchers.

Annual Recognition Ceremony

The University stages a recognition ceremony every spring, usually on a Wednesday morning in May followed by a luncheon for the honorees. In addition to the presentation of the Excellence in Teaching Awards, the ceremony recognizes faculty who have been promoted, received tenure, and granted sabbaticals. Also recognized are University employees, including faculty, who have worked for La Verne for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years. Awards recognizing administrative, professional, and classified employees are also given.

Faculty Retreat

The Faculty Retreat is a long established tradition, formerly involving administrators and trustees as well. Since 1999 the faculty convene for a faculty-only retreat, and all University employees gather on other occasions for a university-wide confabulations. The faculty-only retreat discusses issues of faculty concern, from quality to salaries and governance.

The Quality Management System

The Quality Management System is run by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and administered by the Office of Quality Management. The operation of the system is described in the QMS Manual. The manual covers courses, faculty, scheduling, programs, off-campus centers, libraries, academic computing, and admissions.

Office of Quality Management

The Office of Quality Management, directed by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, is located in FH 213A. It oversees the Quality Management System and maintains databases on full-time faculty, part-time faculty, collegial reviews, site reviews, and audit reports. It also maintains the University's official course files and oversees the catalog database in the Banner student record system. The office does not keep complete files on part-time faculty. These are maintained by the academic departments and the SCE centers and programs.

Role of the Regular Contracted Faculty in Q.M.S.

The regular contracted faculty are the most important part of Q.M.S. Among other responsibilities, they approve part-time faculty, conduct collegial reviews, perform site visits, serve as faculty liaisons, prepare and revise course outlines, review course examinations, monitor program schedules, provide academic leadership, and serve as mentors to part-time faculty. At its core, Q.M.S. provides the linkage between regular contracted faculty, the part-time faculty in their programs and departments, and the SCE directors.

Rates for Performing Certain Q.M.S. Responsibilities

The Office of Quality Management pays regular contracted faculty for performing certain Q.M.S. responsibilities. A pay advice is prepared as soon as the original signed documents are submitted to Q.M.S. Faculty are paid for collegial reviews only when the work has the prior approval of the department chair, academic dean, Director of Quality Management, or the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The rates listed are for Q.M.S. services performed by regular contracted faculty at the central campus. The rates for department associates and others performing collegial reviews are covered by their letters of appointment and/or are adjusted to meet their geographical locations. The current schedule for regularly recurring responsibilities is as follows:

  1. Collegial reviews performed on campus: $50 per review.

  2. Collegial Reviews performed in Los Angeles, Orange and western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties (Orange County Campus, San Fernando Valley Campus, and the education sites of Inland Empire Center, RCA Education, and Health Services Management within this territory):

  3. Collegial Reviews performed outside the above territory:

    *Expenses include mileage and a meal as appropriate.
    **Expenses include mileage, meals, and lodging as appropriate.

Approved Part-Time Faculty

All approved part-time faculty are listed on Banner in SIAINST along with the courses for which they have been approved (and disapproved), dates of collegial reviews, rank, and other pertinent information.

Faculty Governance

Regular contracted faculty have both a right and a responsibility to participate in the governance of the University. Under "Professional Responsibilities of the Faculty" PEPPIT, IA.4 declares:

PEPPIT continues in the paragraph entitled "The Right to Participate in the Governance of the University" (IB.2):

Finally, PEPPIT, IIIB.7c makes explicit that "Serving on faculty committees" and "Serving as department chair or program coordinator" are two important items considered during probation, promotion, and tenure reviews.

The regular contracted faculty are responsible for the curriculum of the University. The contents of programs, courses, and general education requirements cannot be changed without faculty approval. In addition, faculty are given a voice in most other deliberations of the University. Their voice is heard through their departments and colleges as well as through the many committees on which they serve. These committees are listed membership, responsibilities, and minutes, at


Please report any safety hazards you find to Campus Safety or Maintenance. Broken furniture, loose flooring, precarious storage, water leaks, and torn carpets can be more dangerous than earthquakes. Such hazards certainly cause more injuries.

Safety Organization

The Safety Committee assists the Director of Campus Safety in identifying and keeping the University safety conscious. An Emergency Operations Center will mobilize and manage any serious contingency; it incorporates a chain of command with Building Leaders for each building and floor leaders for each floor. Limited disaster supplies have been stored in most buildings throughout the campus. The Campus Safety Officer is Jeff Boster, ext. 4723.

Safety/Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness recommends the following items for an emergency kit in your car and/or office:

As well as such necessary personal items as the following:

(Injured person is employed by ULV)

Very Serious, time is critical (unconscious, severe bleeding, no breathing, no pulse):

Serious, but time is less critical (moderate bleeding, lacerations, sprains, pain, etc.):

Less serious (minor bumps, cuts, bruises, etc.):

"Guidelines for Responding to Injuries Work Related (Injured person is employed by ULV)," by Human Resources Department (ca. Nov. 6, 1995 -- WW/RF/C:/RspndInj:doc)

(Injured person is not employed by ULV)
Very Serious, time is critical (unconscious, severe bleeding, no breathing, no pulse):

Serious, but time is less critical (moderate bleeding, lacerations, sprains, pain, etc.):

Less serious (bumps, bruises, minor cuts):

"Guidelines for Responding to Injuries Non-Work Related (Injured person is not employed by ULV)," by Human Resources Department (ca. Nov. 6, 1995 -- WW/RF/C:/RspndInj:doc

Emergency Evacuation Instructions

You are in charge of your class at the time of the need to evacuate a building for any reason. A DRILL will be announced by a whistle, bell, or horn, depending upon the building. AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY requires your discretion to evacuate your class, although a Building Leader is authorized to require that all personnel vacate a building at any time. Your cooperation in dealing with the emergency will be critical. You are asked to do the following:

  1. During the first class session of each semester or term inform students in your classes that at the time of:

    Inform students that, if one must leave campus, you are to be notified (so that a needless search will not be conducted).

  2. Once outside, your role is to attempt to determine who is missing and report that information to anyone wearing a hard-hat or, after normal business hours, to a ULV Campus Safety Officer.

Last Modified on August 5, 2010 by Al Clark