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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

General University Policies

Academic Policy Manual (APM)

APM Form Links

APM Section Summaries

The Academic Policy Manual (APM) consists of seven sections. Section links are in the left navigation bar. Below is a summary of policies covered in each section:

Section 100: Organization and Governance
Mission statement; statement on academic freedom; advisory boards; ancillary units.

Section 200: Academic and Curricular Affairs
Undergraduate and graduate education and curriculum; academic standards; grading; distance learning; international education.

Section 300: Personnel
Appointment and classification of employees; faculty evaluation; faculty responsibilities and workload; professional development and leaves; nondiscrimination policies; other personnel-related topics.

Section 400: Student Affairs
Student rights; discipline; miscellaneous policies relating to students.

Section 500: Research and Instructional Support
Grants and contracts; human and animal subjects; handling of controlled substances; intellectual property.

Section 600: Miscellaneous Policies
University income; gifts and endowments; communication; facilities and grounds; complaint procedures.

Section 700: Collective Bargaining Agreement
The California Faculty Association (CFA) Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement is located on the California State University website at this link.