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Adjunct Faculty Benefits and Services

(Handbook 2017-2019)

The content of this chapter is applicable to only adjunct faculty.

Chapter IX.  Adjunct Faculty Benefits and Services



9.1.    Credit Union

9.2.    State Disability Insurance

9.3.    Pay Day

9.4.    Social Security / Medicare

9.5.    Unemployment Compensation

9.6.    Worker’s Compensation Insurance



9.7.    Athletic Facilities

9.8.    ATM

9.9.    Bookstore  

9.10.  Center for the Arts

9.11.  Clerical, Student, and Laboratory Assistants

9.12.  Division / Facility Technological Resources

       9.12.1.  Business Administration
9.12.2.  Communication 
9.12.3.  Fine Arts
9.12.4.  Humanities / Teacher Education
9.12.5.  Natural Science
9.12.6.  Social Science
9.12.7.  Elkins Auditorium
9.12.8.  Payson Library

9.13.  Faculty Dining Room

9.14.  Faculty Offices and Classroom Assignments

9.15.  ID Cards and Employee Discounts

9.16.  Information Technology Services

9.17.  Instructional and Office Supplies

9.18.  Keys

9.19.  Library Services

9.20.  Mail Services

9.21.  Parking

9.22.  Printing Services

9.23.  Repairs and Maintenance

9.24.  Security and Emergency Services

9.25.  Technology Support and Services 

9.26.  Travel Agency  

9.27.  Vans and Shuttles 



(modified 2012)

Pepperdine University faculty members are eligible to join the credit unions that are available at the time of enrollment.


Eligibility for benefits is available to Pepperdine employees under the California State Disability Insurance Act. This benefit is paid entirely by the employee. The required contribution, as mandated by state law, is withheld from each paycheck. 

This program provides income protection for illness or injury which is not job-related as well as for pregnancy.

In order to take advantage of this benefit, it is necessary to file a State Disability claim form if you are disabled for more than seven (7) calendar days, and are under a doctor's care. 

9.3.   PAY DAY

Adjunct faculty members are paid on a biweekly basis.  For the biweekly schedule please visit the payroll site.

(modified 2012, updated 2017)

Faculty members participate in the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program, commonly known as Social Security and Medicare. Deductions are mandatory and are made from each paycheck in the amount prescribed by law. Equal amounts are contributed by the University: https://community.pepperdine.edu/hr/benefits/workerscomp/[BROKEN LINK]



(modified 2012)

Pepperdine University participates in the California State Unemployment Compensation Plan. Coverage is provided for unemployment transpiring through no disqualifying fault of the faculty member. Decisions regarding eligibility are reserved by the state. https://community.pepperdine.edu/hr/policies/[BROKEN LINK].


(modified 2012)

Pepperdine University has complete Worker’s Compensation coverage for all of its faculty members for injuries that occur while at work. This coverage is provided at no cost to the faculty members. Faculty members must report any work-related injury or illness to their chairpersons and to the Center for Human Resources as soon as practicable
to insure medical treatment. Salary coverage protection is mandated by state law at the rate of 2/3 of regular salary or the state maximum, whichever is less. It is the chairperson’s responsibility to notify the Center for Human Resources the day on which a work-related injury or illness occurs. For more information please visit: community.pepperdine.edu/hr/policies/bulletin.htm#workerscomp [BROKEN LINK].

(Since 1988)

Faculty and staff members and their immediate families may use the athletic facilities when available and during hours posted at each facility. Employees are required to furnish current University identification. Dependents are also required to show University identification cards, which will be supplied by the Center for Human Resources upon request. Guest passes may be obtained from the Athletic Office in Heritage Hall. For weekend use, guest passes must be obtained during the normal business hours during the week. Only two guest passes are allowed per semester for each employee. Each pass is good for three consecutive days. Beyond the two complimentary
passes, a $5 per day guest pass must be purchased.

9.8.   ATM
(Since 1991)

There are two automated teller machines (ATMs) located on campus for your banking convenience. One is located adjacent to the Sandbar and the other is located adjacent to the second floor entrance of the Thornton Administrative Center.

(Since 1978; modified 2014, updated 2017)

1. The University Bookstore offers a variety of trade and reference books, school and office supplies, and general merchandise. A 20% discount is extended to all faculty and staff members (excluding select technology products) upon presentation of faculty/staff identification card.

2. Office supplies, which are available at the Bookstore, should be requisitioned through the divisional dean. A 30% discount is extended when a department uses a purchase order for payment. Faculty members should be careful to observe the Bookstore's deadlines for ordering textbooks to insure that there will be enough time to secure the books before classes begin and to provide the maximum quantities of used books for our students. Desk or complimentary copies of textbooks must be ordered through divisional offices. The bookstore cannot order desk copies.

3. Special supply orders needed for classes should be discussed with the Bookstore manager. The Bookstore will stock all textbooks required or recommended by faculty members including, upon your request, faculty publications. The Bookstore will special order any books currently in print. Please discuss your request with the
Bookstore manager. You can order through the Bookstore’s web page at www.pepperdine-malibu.bkstr.com.

(Since 1988; modified 2012; 2014)

The Center for the Arts is home to the Smothers Theatre, Lindhurst Theatre, Raitt Recital Hall and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. Each year, the Center hosts over 250 events including high-quality art exhibitions and performances by students, internationally acclaimed artists, and community groups. Admission to the museum is free. For most events, faculty members may purchase up to four discounted tickets by presenting their Pepperdine ID in person at the Smothers Theatre Box Office. Faculty members may also purchase 50 percent discounted Hot Tix, available starting the day before select performances. The Center also works with faculty members to develop special museum tours and residency activities for Pepperdine students. For program information, call the Box Office at x4522 or the managing director at x4558 or visit arts.pepperdine.edu[BROKEN LINK].

(Since 1988, updated 2017)

Secretarial help is provided to all Seaver faculty in each divisional office by full-time, regular staff. Student workers and lab assistants are made available as needed. Since the budget for this work is limited, such expenses can only be incurred by divisional deans through the Dean's Office.



(Updated 2007)

The Business Administration Division has no open lab for faculty or student use.

(Since 2006; and modified 2007; 2010; 2014)

The Communication Division supports two computer classrooms that use a MAC platform. Both of these computer classrooms are located in the CCB. Appropriate courses are scheduled into these rooms by the
division and limited computing lab hours are available in these rooms for students enrolled in those courses. The Speech Lab, located in Payson Library, provides tutorial and practice assistance for students enrolled in Communication Division courses requiring a presentation or public speaking component. The Student Journalism newsroom, Graphic Studio, Television newsroom, TV-Studio, radio studio, video edit bays and production offices are located on the first floor of the CCB. These facilities are available to students enrolled in Media, Production, Sports Broadcasting and Journalism courses and/or students who are actively involved in student journalism and broadcasting co-curricular programs.

9.12.3.   FINE ARTS
(Since 2006; modified 2010; 2012; 2014)

The Fine Arts Division's Kwong Music Technology Lab (MTL), located in the Ahmanson Music Building (AMB126), provides the necessary tools for students to acquire skills in music notation, MIDI sequencing, digital audio, sound design, and electronic music. The lab houses seventeen workstations, each outfitted with a an iMac computer, Yamaha keyboard controller, M-Box Audio/MIDI interface, as well as specialized music software. Courses in music technology and sound design are offered in the MTL as are courses in music theory and class piano. The MTL offers an extensive schedule for student use, including daytime, evening, and weekend availability. Hours are posted on the door for each semester. For more information,
contact Terence Anderson at 310-506-7381 or terence.anderson@pepperdine.edu.

(Additions in 2005; modified 2010)

The Humanities Division supports two computing facilities, the TRC (Technology Rich Classroom) and the Writing Center. The TRC hosts composition courses scheduled into the classroom by the division. All Pepperdine students and faculty and staff members are invited to use the Writing Center. The Writing Center is staffed by experienced writing consultants who are available to help students with a variety of writing tasks ranging from essays to cover letters and graduate school application essays. Generally, the Writing Center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although hours will vary, depending on the
availability of the writing consultants. Visit http://community.pepperdine.edu/seaver/writingcenter/ for more information or to schedule an appointment.

(Since 2006)

The Natural Science Division operates one computer classroom, primarily for instruction in Computer Science, although it is also used for other high-level computing applications. Faculty members teaching appropriate courses are scheduled in this classroom.

(Since 2006)

The Social Science Division supports a computing classroom for use in its courses. Appropriate courses are scheduled into the room by the division.

(Since 2006; modified 2010)

Elkins Auditorium is used as Seaver College’s large lecture hall. The facility supports the highest standard in audio and visual technology, including a smart podium with an intuitive touch panel. The technology also allows for video conferencing and the ability to record or stream lectures and events to other rooms on campus. Contact the Dean’s office or Special Programs for reservations and scheduling information.

(Since 2006)

Payson Library serves as the main library for Seaver College and contains the majority of the University libraries’ print collections. In addition, Payson Library has over 90 computer workstations, which provide access to the Internet, to a variety of software applications, and to the library’s online catalog. The Payson librarians, who help patrons, use both the print and electronic collections, offer information literacy classes to students and faculty. Students may bring their own laptop computers to Payson Library and connect to the Pepperdine network and the Internet via wireless or hard-wired connections. Payson Library also hosts different media viewing stations and a self-serve video duplication station. Videos and an extensive selection
of DVDs are available for viewing and checkout.

(Since 1978; modified 2006; 2012)

1. The Faculty Dining Room provides a place for faculty members to meet together in a comfortable, informal setting to share and exchange ideas. In order for the room to achieve this goal, the privilege of using the Faculty Dining Room is restricted to the faculty, including adjunct faculty who are teaching during the current year. The president, chancellor, provost, and vice presidents, deans and budget managers in the administration are also welcome.

2. Outside visitors, guests, and students are welcomed to this room, but must be accompanied by and seated with faculty members.

3.A buffet lunch is served in the Faculty Dining Room for a very reasonable price between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Committee meetings may be scheduled at other times and can be scheduled with the Seaver Dean’s Office. However, whenever there are not committee meetings scheduled in this room, it may be used as the faculty lounge.

(Since 1988, updated 2017)

1. Faculty office assignments are made by the Seaver Dean’s Office in consultation with the appropriate divisional dean. Classroom assignments are made by the divisional deans from rooms assigned to that division by the Dean’s Office. After the school term begins, the Dean's Office submits the school-wide classroom assignment matrix to the Special Programs Office. Inquiries regarding classroom use other than scheduled classes should be made to the Special Programs Office at x4264.

2. Special Programs schedules the use of facilities in Tyler Campus Center (Fireside Room, Joslyn Plaza, Adamson Plaza).

3. Other major facilities are listed below with appropriate offices supervising their use:

Bettingen Conference Room          Second Floor Receptionist, TAC     (x6159)     
Braun Conference Room                Advancement, TAC                       (x6439)     
Cultural Arts Center 122                HUTE Division                               (x4225)     
Heritage Hall                                Athletics Department                     (x4150)     
Lamb Conference Room                First Floor Receptionist, TAC         (x4397)     
Page Conference Room                Advancement, TAC                        (x6439)     
Shellenberger Conference Room    Second Floor Finance Office, TAC  (x6592)     
Stauffer Chapel                             Special Programs Office                (x4264)     


(Since 1988)

The University requires that all faculty and staff members have a University identification card in their possession at all times while on campus property. The card is used to obtain access to secure buildings, parking lots, and for library resource access. It acts as a debit card for services such as dining and personal photocopying at the copy
center. The ID card also provides admission to all University events and facilities for which student identification cards provide admission, including regular-season home athletic events. ID cards are available for full-time faculty and staff from Human Resources.

(Modified 2007; 2010; 2012)

The Information Technology department provides a full range of technology services for University students and faculty. Each of the University’s campuses features modern classrooms with digital projection and wireless Internet access, as well as multiple general-use computer labs that provide wired and wireless connectivity, fee-based black/white and color printing and photocopying.

Students are required to abide by the Computer and Network Responsible Usage Policy as published on the Information Technology website. This policy, and detailed information about all Information Technology services, is available at http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/[BROKEN LINK]

Information Technology staff are available at each of the labs to provide technical assistance. In addition, students can call the Pepperdine Help Desk at (310) 506-HELP (4357), which provides full telephone technical support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In addition to support services offered by the Help Desk, most Seaver College academic divisions have a Technology Liaison whose workspace is in or near the division. To see a list of Technology Liaisons visit the IT website at https://community.pepperdine.edu/it/about/contact/

Liaisons work with Seaver faculty and staff to provide division and academic project consultation, development, and support. Liaisons are usually the first contact for faculty technology training and development questions. They are available to answer technology acquisition questions and serve as the primary contact for faculty technology-related lab and classroom support.

Faculty and staff should see their Seaver College academic division office manager for their Technology Liaison's contact information.

(Since 1988, updated 2017)

Office supplies come under the divisional budget and such expenses are authorized by the divisional deans. Any supplies for instructional purposes must be ordered through the bookstore and should be discussed with the bookstore manager (see “Bookstore” in the Services and Facilities Available to Faculty section of this handbook).

9.18.  KEYS
(Since 1978, updated 2017)

Requests for University keys must be made via the divisional dean to Facilities Management and Planning.  Lost keys should be reported immediately to the Public Safety Office. No key should ever be lent to someone else, nor should a key ever be duplicated.

(Since 1978; modified in 2006; 2009; 2010; 2012; 2014)

The Pepperdine University Library System supports both undergraduate and graduate programs of study and research in over 32 disciplines. The system includes: the Payson Library, the Drescher Graduate Library and the Pepperdine Law Library, located on the Malibu campus, and the West Los Angeles Campus Library, and the Irvine Campus Library Campus Library which together support programs in education, psychology, and business. The Library maintains branch locations at Pepperdine's out-of-state and overseas campuses located in Washington DC, Florence, Italy, London, England, Lausanne, Switzerland, Shanghai, China, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Heidelberg, Germany. Together the Library System makes available over 393,000 hardcopy volumes, 84,534 microform volume equivalents, 281,579 online books, 608 periodical titles, as well as a variety of nonprint media, manuscripts, and rare and archival materials. The Library's 140 electronic databases provide access to over 54,000 full-text periodical titles.

Additional information about library resources, including instructions for accessing electronic databases, can be found on the Pepperdine University Libraries' Website http://library.pepperdine.edu. A brief description of services offered at Payson Library follows:

(Modified 2009; 2010)

a. Your Pepperdine ID serves as your library card.
         To check out materials from the Pepperdine libraries, please present your valid Pepperdine ID card at
          the iPoint.

b. Faculty Borrowing Privileges:

You may check out books for a four month period (excluding the items with restricted loan periods).

For additional information on borrowing privileges please Borrowing Privileges and Responsibilities.

c. Faculty Proxy Privileges
(Included since 2006; 2012)

When an assistant is doing research and accessing library materials in lieu of a faculty member, the faculty member needs to provide a letter for that person identifying the authorized faculty  privileges. For additional information please click on Faculty Proxy Privileges on the Support for Faculty[BROKEN LINK] page of the library website.


(Modified 2009; 2010; 2012)

For information on reserving materials in the Pepperdine libraries please go to: http://library.pepperdine.edu/faculty/reserves.htm


(Modified 2009; 2010)

Materials not located at Payson Library are often held by one of the Pepperdine Center Libraries that support the graduate education, psychology and business programs. Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff have access to books, periodicals and microforms owned by all the Pepperdine University Libraries (except for those located at the overseas campuses) through the Pepperdine Campus Loan service. This service provides next day delivery, Monday through Friday.

Requests are submitted online through the Library Catalog in the following manner:

After you have found the item you want to request, select the blue “hold” button and click.

When prompted enter your Pepperdine user name and password.

Choose your pick-up location from the drop down menu.

You can check on the status of your request by selecting “Your record” from the library catalog home page.

(Modified in 2009; 2010; 2014)

Interlibrary Loan facilitates borrowing from and loaning to libraries outside Pepperdine University. It is available to all current students, faculty, and staff free of charge. Most journal articles and book chapters arrive in two to five working days. Most books arrives within five business days. Your requests may be submitted electronically via the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan site: http://pepperdine.illiad.oclc.org.lib.pepperdine.edu/illiad/PAY/illiad.dll. You may also submit Interlibrary Loan requests via the online catalog: http://library.pepperdine.edu/. Please contact Melissa Pichette, Interlibrary Loan Specialist x7728, if you have questions
about Interlibrary Loan.


(Modified 2009; 2010)

a. Academic Research Libraries in OCLC

Pepperdine Libraries are part of OCLC's Academic Research Libraries group. Pepperdine faculty may borrow materials from these member libraries. If you wish to visit one of these libraries and check out books, please call (x4252) or email the Dean of Libraries.

b. SCELC - Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium

This consortium provides reciprocal borrowing privileges for member faculty. The Getty Research Institute and the University of Southern California are both member institutions. Please contact the Dean of Libraries Office (x4252) to secure a SCELC Reciprocal Borrowing Authorization form.


Pepperdine faculty may obtain free library cards for use at UCLA Libraries by taking a valid driver's license (with photo) and a Pepperdine ID card to the circulation desk at one of the following UCLA Libraries: Arts, Biomedical, College, Management, Music, Research, and Science and Engineering. You will be issued a library card that allows you to check out books.


(Modified in 2009; 2010)

The Payson Library Information Literacy Program is designed to acquaint students with a wide range of information resources. Payson Librarians provide in-class instruction, workshops and individual consultation in information seeking skills and in the use of library resources. Instruction goals may include the ability to:

Articulate and focus information needs

Develop information gathering strategies which save the researcher time

Search electronic and print databases

Use Internet resources to research a topic

Evaluate sources of information

Apply information ethics (citing sources and fair use policy)

To schedule class instruction, please contact Sally Bryant at x4262. A librarian who is also a subject specialist in your area will work with you and your class. You may also submit your instruction request by using the Instruction Request Form. Please schedule your class at least one week in advance.


(Modified in 2009; 2010)

Individual and small group consultation is available to Pepperdine University students, faculty, and staff. Librarian subject liaisons are able to suggest time-saving research strategies and to show the researcher how to locate information in print and electronic formats. Appointments may be made by phone, e-mail, or in person with one of the Payson librarian subject liaisons. Please refer to the following web page for a list of librarian liaisons: http://library.pepperdine.edu/contact/directory/.


(Modified in 2009; 2010; 2014)

Pepperdine University Libraries receive a selection of federal government documents including books, periodicals, pamphlets, microfiche, and CD-ROMs through the Depository Library Program. Since government agencies also provide information via the Internet, the Government Information Librarian has developed a web page that provides access to government websites that are particularly relevant to the
Pepperdine curriculum. Government resources over the Internet include Congress.gov, the official Congressional source of information on bills and pending legislation, as well as websites provided by the Commerce Department, the Census Bureau, the White House, and many other government departments and agencies. For more information on the Government Documents program, please see our government information website: http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/government


(Modified in 2009; 2010; 2012; 2014)

Pepperdine Libraries has a multitude of digital resources available for conducting research, as we as sharing your work with colleagues and students.

Faculty have access to 140 electronic databases. Many indexed and abstracted journals are available full-text or full-image, including charts, pictures, and graphs. Faculty use their network ID and password to access databases. More library databases are available worldwide. Please refer to the following web page for a complete list of library databases: http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/databasesbysubject.

Pepperdine Digital Commons is an e-publication and digital archiving platform for the scholarly output of Pepperdine's vibrant academic community, including journals, faculty webpages, conference proceedings, exemplary student research, and more: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/.

iTunesU is a global distribution medium for podcasting lectures, performances and all kinds of Pepperdine events.

WorldCat Local is a search interface that provides for discovery of and access to not only the myriad of books, journals, and e-resources that we hold, but also to 1.5 billion items worldwide: http://pepperdine.worldcat.org/.

Pepperdine Digital Collections facilitate the discovery of and access to a wide variety of digital materials drawn from Pepperdine's unique archival holdings: http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/.

(Modified in 2009; 2010)

The goal of collection development for the Pepperdine University Libraries is to acquire, describe, serve and preserve those information resources and tools which are needed to support the instructional programs of the University. Towards this goal, Pepperdine librarians work in partnership with the faculty to address the teaching and research needs of Pepperdine students and faculty. Faculty who teach at the Malibu campus are encouraged to submit requests for materials which will be supportive of courses and programs taught there. Instructions for submitting requests electronically may be found on the library website at the following address: http://library.pepperdine.edu/faculty/acquisitions.htm

Please see the Faculty Resources[BROKEN LINK] web page for more information on special services for faculty.

(Since 1978; Modified 2007; Updated 2010; modified 2012, modified 2017)

1. Mail Services is responsible for all incoming and outgoing mail and material for the University through the following areas:

a. Mail Services provides internal communication for all campus locations of the University and the metering of outgoing mail for dispatch to the US Postal Service. A retail window is located in Mail Services located on the DFS pad for the mailing of personal US mail and UPS packages. Mail Services must observe US postal regulations and requirements in order to process US mail.

b. Automation Bulk Mail handles all bulk mailing for the University departments through high speed ink jet printers and digital mail merge equipment located in Automation Services located on the DFS pad. Mailings are processed for the fastest and most cost-effective method of mailing. Please contact the Automation Area at x6733.

c. Central Receiving handles all incoming and outgoing freight shipments for the University. Incoming UPS and FedEx packages for departments will be delivered to the departments by Mail Services couriers.
Arrangements for large truck freight shipments will be made with the departments.

2. Mail Services operates under the following policies and procedures:

a. Hours of operation are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, with the Retail Window hours of operation from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M,Monday through Friday.
b. All personal mail must be properly stamped and sealed.
c. Only official University mail, which is to be charged to a departmental account, may be submitted for metering. The proper departmental name and mail code should appear on the upper left-hand corner of the mail piece or bundle.
d. Mail Services will accept personal checks, but does not accept credit or debit cards.
e.Certified mail, insured and other special service mail to be metered should be clearly marked and separated from other mail.
f. Campus mail for Malibu or any of the graduate campuses requires no postage; however, campus mail should be separated from outgoing First Class mail.
g. Go to community.pepperdine.edu/campus-operations/mail/ for more information or call Mail Services at x4293 with any questions regarding campus mail.

(Since 1988; modified 2012)

The University maintains several parking lots for the convenience of faculty members, students, and visitors. Faculty members must register their cars with the Department of Public Safety and receive a parking permit which must be displayed while on campus. This permit entitles faculty members to park in parking spaces in their assigned parking lot(s). Faculty members are expected to observe all campus parking and traffic regulations. For a full explanation of all vehicle regulations, refer to the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.pepperdine.edu/publicsafety/parking/[BROKEN LINK].

(Modifications in 2006; 2012)

Printing Services utilizes the most up-to-date, efficient equipment and technology to provide a full range of services. Computerized graphic design and image setters, multi-color presses, high-speed color and black and white copiers and finishers, and automated binding equipment are all standard in the department. For a more detailed list of services please visit: community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/printing/services.htm

Orders can be placed by initiating an on-line request. Their hours are from 7am – 5pm Monday through Friday. Printing Services can be reached at x4552. For further information on services available, please check their website at community.pepperdine.edu/bussinessservices/printing/[BROKEN LINK].

(Since 1988; modified 2014, updated 2017)

Faculty members should report the need for repairs or maintenance of existing equipment, furniture, or fixtures to their divisional dean, who will authorize and request the appropriate office to schedule repairs or maintenance. The replacement of existing equipment, furniture or fixtures comes under budgetary allocations for each year, and should be discussed with the divisional dean. Building maintenance issues may be reported directly to the Department of Facilities Services[BROKEN LINK] or by phone at x4101.

(Since 1988; updated 2010; 2014)

In case of any emergency at any time, call 911, then contact Public Safety at x4441. The Department of Public Safety Office is located in the Center for Communication and Business building. For more details about specific emergency procedures, please refer to the Department of Public Safety Website at http://www.pepperdine.edu/publicsafety/[BROKEN LINK]

(Included since 1978; modified in 2002; significant changes in 2006; and modified 2007; significant changes in 2010; modified in 2012)

The Information Technology department provides the following helpful services to Pepperdine University faculty:


a. All Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students are given a Network ID, network password and a Pepperdine email address. Computers connected to the University’s network can access email, the Internet, various servers and applications, the University WaveNet portal, and the digital resources of the University library. Pepperdine University has wireless networking capabilities in all non-residential buildings and in most educational facilities. Faculty members living in the Malibu campus residences have access to high-speed Internet service for a modest monthly subscription fee.

b. To allow for the proper use and management of all University computing and network resources, all computers connecting to Pepperdine’s network are subject to an Acceptable Usage Policy. The full text of this policy is available at http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/security/policies/usagepolicy.htm.



a. Office Telephone and Voice Mail
Your division office will arrange for a telephone and service for each faculty office. The University voice mail system is integrated with the email system to allow voice mail to be heard through your email inbox. For more information regarding cellular coverage on the Malibu campus, please visit the IT Web site at
http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/[BROKEN LINK].

b. The University telephone system is intended for business use by the University faculty and staff. Budget managers are responsible for reviewing monthly telephone call reports to ensure that each employee makes no more than a limited number of personal calls to numbers off campus.

c. A faculty/staff telephone directory is available via the University network at https://community.pepperdine.edu/directory/[BROKEN LINK].



WaveNet is a web-based information portal that provides members of the Pepperdine University community with access to personal information such as paychecks and benefits. Students use WaveNet to register for classes, check grades, make payments to student accounts, and to access the library catalog and electronic resources. Faculty also use WaveNet to check course rosters, submit grades, access student
information and degree audit reports, and enter advising flags. To login to WaveNet using your Network ID and password, go to https://wavenet.pepperdine.edu.



Courses is a web-based course management system that supports the teaching and learning environment at Pepperdine University. Courses is powered by Sakai. Each course space is a place for faculty and students to share learning materials, communicate, and collaborate. Students can electronically share content and access course resources such as syllabi, assignments, research materials, presentations, and illustrations. Faculty members and students can access course resources from anywhere there is an Internet connection. For more information or training, contact your division’s Technology Liaison or Information Technology’s Technology and Learning group at http://community.pepperdine.edu/techlearn/[BROKEN LINK]. Log into Courses at



Information Technology training is available online; through self-help courses, through instructor-led classes, or by requesting one-on-one training from a division’s Technology Liaison. In order to view the available online and instructor-led offerings, please visit http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/training/[BROKEN LINK].



a. General computing access for students is available in locations throughout Payson Library; the Sandbar, located on the second floor of Tyler Campus Center (TCC), the Howard A. White Center (HAWC), located behind Smothers Theater and the Café Fresca located on the second and third floors of the Center for
Communications and Business (CCB).

b. In addition to general computing access for students, some divisions have computing classrooms specifically designed to support the division’s programs and majors. The majority of Seaver’s classrooms feature advanced audio/visual capabilities including digital projection, televisions, VCRs and DVD players.
Check with the division office manager or Technology Liaison regarding checkout procedures for AV equipment or data projectors to use in classrooms that do not have built-in resources.



Tech Central is Pepperdine University’s student support center, offering total technology support for students. Tech Central is located on the second floor of Payson Library on the  Malibu campus. Visit Tech Central online at http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/students/[BROKEN LINK].

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. You can contact Tech Central at (310) 506-4811, or by email at Tech.Central@pepperdine.edu.


The Computer Store serves as a discount computer store for University faculty, students and staff. Through established partnerships with select vendors, the Computer Stores offers special pricing on laptops, software, and discounted cellular phone service subscriptions. Visit the Computer Store online at:


Additional information is available on the IT Website at http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/[BROKEN LINK]. Personalized assistance is available for faculty either by calling the Pepperdine Help Desk at (310) 506-4357 (HELP) or through the Seaver Technology Liaison program. Most Seaver academic divisions have a Technology Liaison assigned to them to provide division and academic project consultation, development, and usually the first contact for faculty technology training, lab and classrooms, and faculty development support questions.

(Since 1988; modified 2008; modified 2010; 2012)

Corniche Travel is located at the Facilities, Management and Planning pad. All University-related and personal travel can be arranged through Corniche Travel. Corniche is a full-service agency which provides travel-related services, including air tickets, car rental, hotel reservations, personal travel, and tour packages. They can be reached at x4562 or corniche@pepperdine.edu or community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/travel/[BROKEN LINK]

(Since 1988; modified in 2012; 2014)

The University maintains several vans and shuttles which may be scheduled for official business, field trips, excursions by student groups, or other travel by classes or University organizations. A valid California Class B license with passenger endorsement is required of the driver. Contact your department head to see about reserving a van or shuttle. Only designated individuals in each area are authorized to reserve vans or shuttles with the Transit Services Office (x4802). Academic divisions or student organizations are charged for use of the vans and shuttles. There is also a fee for drivers provided by the Transit Services Office. Vans should be reserved at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. You can visit their website at community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/transit/.[BROKEN LINK]