Greetings from the Office of Instruction,

Welcome to Cuesta College! I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you embark on your teaching career here at our college.

This is an exciting time for you, and I encourage you to take advantage of all that Cuesta College has to offer. Attend a governance meeting, a President’s Forum, engage in dialogue with faculty and staff, your dean, and familiarize yourself with the campus and various departments.

As a faculty member, you will have the opportunity to teach others and learn from them. You will be challenged to solve problems and explore new areas of pedagogy. The materials that follow have been put together to help guide you in your career at Cuesta.

On behalf of the Office of Instruction, once again, welcome to Cuesta College. I wish you every success in your career and hope to meet you personally in the near future.

Dr. Jason Curtis
Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction

New Faculty Orientation Information


Getting Started at Cuesta College

Governance and Policies

Board Policies: Several Board Policies listed below are currently being reviewed, and may in the process of being updated, re-numbered, or retired.  Please view the Board Docs website to review the most current board and administrative policies.

  • BP 7216 Faculty Grievance Procedure
  • BP 7210.4 Tenure for Academic Personnel
  • BP 7341.3 Leave of Absence
  • BP 3410 Nondiscrimination
  • BP 3430 Prohibition of Harassment
  • BP 3440 Service Animals
  • AP 3440 Service Animals
  • BP 3720 Computer and Network Use
  • BP 4020 Program, Curriculum and Course Development
  • AP 4105 Distance Education (DE)
  • BP 4225 Course Repetition and Grade Alleviation
  • AP 4225 Course Repetition and Grade Alleviation
  • BP 4226 Multiple and Overlapping Enrollments
  • AP 4226 Multiple and Overlapping Enrollments
  • BP 5040 Student Records, Directory Information, and Privacy
  • AP 5040 Student Records, Directory Information, and Privacy
  • BP 5070 Attendance Accounting
  • AP 5070 Class Attendance
  • AP 5075 Course Adds and Drops
  • BP 7100 Commitment to Cultural Competence

Student Judicial Process and Due Rights

FERPA Regulations

Emergency Information

Key Procedure

Sick Leaves and Other Absences

Course Management

Resources and Technology at Cuesta College

Other Forms