CSUMB Acronyms

We hope this list of Frequently Used CSUMB Acronyms may be helpful to you.

Vision Statement and Core Values

The CSUMB Vision Statement created the philosophical foundation for the university. The Vision Statement guides decisions regarding programs, policies, practices, personnel, campus environment, funding, and more.  Our seven Core Academic Values, based on the vision, provide a common focus for our academic programming, enrollment efforts, budgeting, fundraising, and general operations.

The Otter Card

Insert a description of the image here.The Otter Card is your payroll identification card, your electronic key, and entitles you to certain services and privileges granted to employees. Within three days of hire, bring a copy of your contract, ID, and Social Security card to the The Campus Service Center for keys, your security code, and to prepare employee paperwork.

Academic Integrity

The purpose of this policy is to establish that academic integrity is an essential component to the CSUMB learning community and shall be upheld by all members of the university community.
This policy is intended to reflect the University's commitment to the principles, goals, and ideals described in the CSUMB Vision Statement and to its core values.

Academic Personnel

Academic Personnel provides support to faculty and administration on a wide variety of matters - from faculty appointments to the Retention, Tenure, & Promotion process, from Sabbatical Leaves to the Faculty Early Retirement Program.

Academic Senate and Academic Assembly

The Faculty of CSUMB exercises its rights and fulfills its responsibilities in the shared governance of the University, by working through two formal bodies: an inclusive Academic Assembly, and a representative Academic Senate.

Center for Academic TechnologiesCat logo

Center for Academic Technologies offers professional development opportunities, support, training, and access to technology for use in teaching and learning, including course development and enhancement, multi-media services and design and print services. CAT also hosts faculty workshops and roundtables on new uses of technology.


A team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges concluded its review process, and we are pleased to report that WASC has reaffirmed our accreditation through 2019. "You are a great university and you're doing wonderful things," Dr. Mary Cullinan, chair of the WASC group said.

CSUMB Bookstore

Located in the University Center on Sixth Avenue, the Campus Bookstore hours may vary during the semester but generally are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Your textbook requests can be handled easily online!


The Master Calendar provides Hot Events, Athletics, Student, Faculty & Staff, and Community events all in one place.

The Academic Calendars display basic academic year dates. The related Calendars & Deadlines provide detailed lists of activities, deadlines, and other date-related information for specific areas.

California Faculty AssociationCalifornia Faculty Association logo

The California Faculty Association is the union and professional organization of CSU teaching faculty, librarians, and counselors. President: Rafael Gómez , World Language & Cultures x 3620

Directories - Find People

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Sponsored Programs Office

The Sponsored Programs Office is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff with pre-award and some post-award activities for externally funded research, scholarship and student success programs. SPO staff work closely with sponsoring agencies, Principal Investigators, and the University Corporation at Monterey Bay to provide professional and timely assistance and direction.

Institutional Assessment and ResearchIAR

Your link to accurate and timely information. The IAR site provides demographic, statistical, and narrative information about our University. Campus data on this site is official and certified by IAR, whose goal is to provide information of value and interest to our campus community.

Maps - Find Places

Campus maps and directions.

More Faculty Resources

Course & Scheduling Information
Academic Support Services
Academic Programs
Records, Requirements & Policy
Nondiscrimination Procedures
Campus Housing Programs

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