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2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Revisions & Policies

Changes in Rules and Policies

Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this catalog, students and others who use this catalog should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this publication. Changes may come in the form of statutes enacted by the Legislature, rules and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, by the chancellor or designee of the California State University, or by the president or designee of the campus. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all of the rules, policies and other information that pertain to students, the institution, and the California State University. More current or complete information may be obtained from the appropriate department, school, or administrative office.

Nothing in this catalog shall be construed as, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, the chancellor of the California State University, or the president of the campus. The trustees, the chancellor, and the president are authorized by law to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that apply to students. This catalog does not constitute a contract or the terms and conditions of a contract between the student and the campus or the California State University. The relationship of students to the campus and the California State University is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the legislature, the trustees, the chancellor, the presidents and their duly authorized designees.


Catalog Production

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The online University Catalog is produced under the direction of the Dean, Academic Programs and Services, Maureen Scharberg and Associate Dean, Mitch Watnik. Department chairs, administrators, and staff also contributed to this team effort.

Editor and Project Supervisor: Sarah Aubert, Catalog and Curriculum Analyst/Specialist, Academic Programs and Services

Editor: Sandra Claflin, Catalog Process Coordinator and Curriculum Analyst, Academic Programs and Services


Curriculum Proposal Process

Image of old typewriter keys.There are different approval processes for different types of curriculum proposals. Please refer to the Curricular Procedures Manual and/or consult with the University Curriculum Coordinator.

Why can’t courses and programs be modified mid-year?

Student catalog rights are governed by the catalog in effect at the time they declare their undergraduate major/minor or are admitted to a graduate degree program. To avoid confusion, and to honor Cal State East Bay’s agreement with the student, degree requirements and courses cannot be revised mid-year.

Why can’t updates be made to the faculty list in the departmental chapters as changes occur?

All faculty changes (including the appointment of departmental Chairs) need to be verified by the Provost’s Office as effective beginning the fall semester that the catalog is effective. Updating the faculty lists each year requires more time than is currently available for the staff in the Provost’s Office and the staff in the Office of Academic Programs and Services. For an updated and comprehensive list of all university faculty, emeriti faculty, and lecturers with 3-year contracts, visit the Office of Academic Affairs website.

Why don’t all the department’s emeriti faculty appear in the departmental chapter’s faculty list?

Only the names of emeriti faculty who are currently teaching in the department appear in the departmental chapter. All emeriti faculty, however, appear in the comprehensive faculty list maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs (see above), with the exception of those who are deceased.

Regarding additional questions, who should be contacted?

For questions concerning the catalog production process: contact the Catalog Editor, Office of Academic Programs and Services (4th Floor, Student Services and Administration Building).

For questions concerning the status of a curriculum proposal please check the proposal status in Curriculog or: contact the University Curriculum Coordinator.



Beginning Catalog 2015-2016, the e-catalog has been published via Acalog ACMS™ Publisher.  The e-catalog is also now available through most mobile devices. Questions and concerns regarding the content, layout, or our mobile application should be directed to the Catalog Editor.  The current online University Catalog includes all approved curricular updates effective for Fall - Summer of the current year.  Archived catalogs can be found in the Archived Catalogs  chapter of this catalog.

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Revisions of General & Curricular Information

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Includes all revisions of narrative text in the general information chapters of the catalog. It also includes edits made to general program description narratives, and departmental chapters if revision through Curriculog is not required. General information and program description information changes do not require an approved curricular proposal. The general information chapters, program descriptions, and the faculty lists in the catalog are revised every year.

Fall Semester: 

The general information and program description narrative pages are made available by the Catalog Editor via Acalog for all designated “Editors” of the appropriate administrative & department offices.  Email instructions will be sent to Editors that will include a specified deadline for completing any necessary editing.

Curricular Information:

Only curricular changes approved via Curriculog’s approval process will appear in Acalog. The Office of Academic Programs and Services will determine deadlines for each academic year’s curricular changes and will contact departments via email, which will include necessary instructions.  Contact the University Curriculum Coordinator for more information.