Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Chapter VII. Services and Facilities Available to the Faculty

7.1. Academic Regalia
7.2. Athletic Facilities
7.3. ATM
7.4. Bookstore
7.5. Business Cards
7.6. Center for the Arts
7.7. Clerical, Student, and Laboratory Assistants
7.8. Corporate and Foundation Relations
7.9. Division/Facility Technological Resources

7.9.1. Business Administration
7.9.2. Communication
7.9.3. Fine Arts
7.9.4. Humanities / Teacher Education
7.9.5. International Studies and Languages
7.9.6. Natural Science
7.9.7. Social Science
7.9.8. Elkins Auditorium
7.9.9. Payson Library

7.10.   Faculty Dining Room
7.11.   Faculty Offices and Classroom Assignments
7.12.   ID Cards and Employee Discounts
7.13.   Information Technology Services
7.14.   Instructional and Office Supplies
7.15.   Keys
7.16.   Library Services
7.17.   Mail Services
7.18.   Parking
7.19.   Printing Services
7.20.   Repairs and Maintenance
7.21.   Research and Sponsored Programs
7.22.   Security and Emergency Services
7.23.   Technology Support and Services
7.24.   Travel Agency
7.25.   Vans and Shuttles


7.1. ACADEMIC REGALIA
(Since 1988)

The Purchasing Department provides services to Seaver College faculty members who
may desire to rent academic regalia to attend commencement and convocation
ceremonies. Faculty members may place their rental orders four to six weeks in advance.
Forms will be distributed by email and are to be returned to the Associate Dean’s Office
for processing.

7.2. ATHLETIC FACILITIES
(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.

7.3. 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.

7.4. BOOKSTORE
(Since 1978)
1. The University Bookstore offers a variety of trade and reference books, school and
office supplies, and general merchandise. A 20-percent discount is extended to all
faculty and staff members (convenience items excluded) upon presentation of
faculty/staff identification card.

2. Office supplies, which are available at the Bookstore, should be requisitioned through
the division chairperson. A 30-percent discount is extended to all such purchases.
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
http://www.efollett.com.

7.5. BUSINESS CARDS
(Since 1988; modified in 2006)
Business cards will be printed and issued to faculty members upon request. The cards
must be ordered by requisition and approved by the Dean’s Office. These cards may
refer only to functions affiliated with Pepperdine University.

7.6. CENTER FOR THE ARTS
(Since 1988)
The Center for the Arts is home to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the
Smothers Theatre, the Lindhurst Theatre, and the Raitt Recital Hall. Each year, the
center is host to over 250 public events, including exhibitions and performances by
students, community groups, and internationally acclaimed artists. Admission to the
museum is free. Tickets for faculty members and their immediate family are affordably
priced with HOTTIX, a program that allows for a 50-percent discount on tickets.
HOTTIX go on sale the day prior to an event. 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 director at x4558.

7.7. CLERICAL, STUDENT, AND LABORATORY ASSISTANTS
(Since 1988)
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 division
chairpersons through the Dean's Office.

7.8. CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS
(Since 2010; see also Page 94 for Research and Sponsored Programs)
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) assists faculty and staff in the pursuit of
private external funding opportunities and in identifying partnership prospects with
Foundations and Corporations. Funding partnerships include but are not limited to
programmatic initiatives, internships, faculty research, scholarships, infrastructure
enhancements to educational and research facilities, faculty/industry expertise,
equipment, and individual projects. CFR staff provides assistance to applicants
throughout the development and submission process. Monthly newsletters highlight
faculty and staff awards. Contact and instructional information can be found on their
http://community.pepperdine.edu/cfr/.

7.9. DIVISION/FACILITY TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES
7.9.1. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(Updated 2007)

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

7.9.2. COMMUNICATION
(Since 2006; and modified 2007; 2010)

The Communication Division supports two computer classrooms; one uses the PC
platform, and the other, 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 on the second floor of the CCB
provides tutorial and practice assistance for students enrolled in Communication
Division courses requiring a presentation or public speaking component. Student
Journalism newsroom, TV-32 newsroom, TV-Studio, production offices, KWVS-FM
101.5 radio, and TV-26 newsroom, TV-Studio, editing bays, and production offices
are located on the first floor of the CCB. These facilities are available to students
enrolled in Telecommunication Broadcasting, Production, Sports Broadcasting and
Journalism courses and/or students who are actively involved in student publications
and broadcasting co-curricular programs.

7.9.3. FINE ARTS
(Since 2006; modified 2010)

The Fine Arts Division's 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 computer
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 N.Lincoln Hanks at (310) 506-7644 or e-mail lincoln.hanks@pepperdine.edu.

7.9.4. HUMANITIES/TEACHER EDUCATION
(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.

7.9.5. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGES (ISL)
(Since 2006; and modified 2007)

ISL operates an academic computer lab located in the Seaver Academic Complex.
This lab supports the academic computing needs of the International Studies, Asian
Studies and Modern Languages programs. The lab is particularly specialized for
language courses and language lab learning activities for the students. Regular
classes are not scheduled in the lab due to heavy demand of ISL students and faculty.
Contact the ISL division office manager for scheduling or more information on the
lab.

7.9.6. NATURAL SCIENCE
(Since 2006)

The Natural Science Division supports two computer classrooms, one for instruction
in Mathematics and one for instruction primarily in Computer Science &
Mathematics, although it is also used for other high-level computing applications.
Faculty members teaching appropriate courses are scheduled for use of these
classrooms.

7.9.7. SOCIAL SCIENCE
(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.

7.9.8. ELKINS AUDITORIUM
(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.

7.9.9. PAYSON LIBRARY
(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.


7.10. FACULTY DINING ROOM
(Since 1978; modified 2006)
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 adjuncts who are teaching during the current year, as well as budget
managers in the administration. The president, chancellor, provost, and vice
presidents are also welcome.

2. Although outside visitors, guests, and students are welcomed to this room, they must
be accompanied by and seated with members.

3. Each weekday (except Wednesdays) from 7.30 a.m. until 10 a.m. the Faculty Dining
Room is open for coffee, rolls, and fruit. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays and Thursdays a buffet lunch is served for a very reasonable price.
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.

7.11. FACULTY OFFICES AND CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS
(Since 1988)
1. Faculty office assignments are made by the Seaver Dean’s Office in consultation with
the appropriate divisional chairperson. Classroom assignments are made by the
divisional chairpersons 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 (x4497)     
Stauffer Chapel                              Special Programs Office                  (x4264)     
  
7.12. ID CARDS AND EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS
(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 the Center for
Human Resources.

7.13. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
(Modified 2007; 2010)
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/

Information Technology staff are available at each of the labs to provide technical
assistance. In addition, students can call the Anytime Support 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
http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/helpdesk/techliaisons.htm

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.

7.14. INSTRUCTIONAL AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
(Since 1988)
Office supplies come under the divisional budget and such expenses are authorized by the
chairpersons. 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).

7.15. KEYS
(Since 1978)
Requests for University keys must be made via the division chairperson to Central Plant
Operations. 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.

7.16. LIBRARY SERVICES
(Since 1978; modified in 2006; 2009; 2010)
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 Plaza Library, the Irvine Campus Library, and
the Encino Campus Library which together support programs in education, psychology,
and business. The Library maintains branch locations at Pepperdine’s overseas campuses
located in Florence, Italy, in London, England, Lausanne, Switzerland, Shanghai, China,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Heidelberg, Germany. Together the Library System
makes available over 324,174 hardcopy volumes, 173,900 microform volume
equivalents, 129,000 online books, 1,300 periodical titles, as well as a variety of nonprint
media, manuscripts, and rare and archival materials. The Library’s 160 electronic
databases provide access to over 25,000 periodical titles and full-text or full-image
delivery of approximately 30,000 of those 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:

1. CIRCULATION
(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 circulation desk. If your ID card is lost or stolen, you
should notify the Circulation Department immediately in order to continue
checking out library materials. The Circulation Department phone number is
x7273. You may be required to present a picture ID in order to check out
materials until a new Pepperdine ID card is issued to you.

b. Faculty Borrowing Privileges:
You may check out books for a ninety-day period (excluding the items with
restricted loan periods).

The number of items to be checked out is unlimited.

Books may be renewed twice if there have been no holds/recalls placed on them.

The renewal period is set for 90 days.

Overdue fees are not assessed. However, you are required to pay replacement
charges for lost items.

Audio and video materials may circulate for a restricted period of 14 days with no
renewal.
 
c. Faculty Proxy Privileges
(Included since 2006)
When a research assistant is checking out library materials for a faculty member,
the faculty member needs to provide a letter of authorization for the assistant. An
online form is available at:
http://library.pepperdine.edu/content/faculty/assistantformpayson.pdf.

If you do not wish to use the online form, please provide the library circulation
department with a letter that authorizes the research assistant to check out library
materials for you, using your card. Please specify the duration of the
authorization.

Faculty members who provide this authorization are solely responsible for the
materials that are charged to their account.

Spouses and dependents of faculty members may check out 5 items at a time for a
two-week period with valid Pepperdine identification cards.
 
2. RESERVES
(Modified 2009; 2010)
 
Articles and books that faculty members have assigned as course readings may be
placed on reserve at the circulation desk. To avoid student frustration, we ask the
instructor to place the materials on reserve before announcing the assignment. Items
placed on reserve will remain on reserve for one semester only. The following
policies and procedures are to be followed in placing materials on reserve:
 
a. Electronic Reserves
(Included since 2006)
Articles to be placed on reserve should be brought to the Circulation Desk.
Articles will be scanned and made available to students electronically through an
online electronic reserve system called Docutek ERes. Docutek’s ERes system is
compliant with the United States copyright rules and regulations and is password
protected, allowing access to only those enrolled in the specific course.

Faculty will be required to complete a Course Reserves Form, available at the
Circulation Desk, providing bibliographic information regarding the article(s).
All photocopied materials must include a title page, or source information.

Faculty who already have articles available in electronic format and who would
like to put these articles on reserve may e-mail the articles to
paysonreserves@pepperdine.edu.
A Course Reserve Form must be filled out.

Items needed for the weekend should be received by the previous Thursday.
 
b. Books
(Modified 2009; 2010)

Faculty who wish to place Payson Library books on reserve may submit their
requests at the Circulation Desk or by e-mailing paysonreserves@pepperdine.edu.
Circulation staff will retrieve the items and place them on reserve for students to
access.

Faculty will be required to complete a Course Reserves Form for each book
placed on reserve. Course Reserves Forms are available at the Circulation Desk.
A circulation period of two hours, one day, two days, three days, or one week
may be selected.

The materials that are placed on two-hour reserve are to be used in the library
only. When a faculty member’s personal items, such as books or journals, are to
be placed on reserve, it is recommended that photocopies be used whenever
feasible. This is to prevent possible loss or damage to these items.

The library requires a 2 day processing time before these materials are ready for
circulation. Materials turned in on Saturday or Sunday will be read Tuesday
morning.

Reserve materials will be removed according to the designated expiration date set
by the faculty member. Faculty members are to pick up their personal items at the
library.

3. PEPPERDINE CAMPUS LOAN (PCL) SERVICES
(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 “Request” at the top of the
screen.

When prompted enter your Institutional ID number and your last name.

Select “Pepperdine Campus Loan” from the drop down menu

Enter your Institutional ID number again to confirm your request

Choose your pick-up location from the drop down menu

If you are requesting a journal article, fill in the volume, issue, date, page numbers
and article title

You can check on the status of your request by selecting “Your record” from the
library catalog home page.
 
4. INTER-LIBRARY LOAN
(Modified in 2009; 2010)
 
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 two days. Your requests may be submitted electronically
at the following address:http://library.pepperdine.edu/services/loan/.
You may also submit Interlibrary Loan requests via WorldCat. Please contact
Melinda Raine (x4279), Coordinator of Information Services, if you have questions
about Interlibrary Loan.
 
5. FACULTY RECIPROCAL BORROWING
(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. For a complete membership list please refer to:
http://scelc.org/about/members?currentSort=Institution
Please contact the Dean of Libraries Office (x4252) to secure a SCELC
Reciprocal Borrowing Authorization form.
 
c. UCLA
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.
 

6. INSTRUCTION
(Modified in 2009; 2010)

The Payson Library Information Literacy Program is designed to acquaint students
with a wide range of information resources. Information competencies for freshman
utilize a blend of classroom and online instruction and study. Payson Librarians
provide in-class instruction, workshops and individual consultation in informationseeking
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.

 
7 RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS WITH LIBRARY SUBJECT LIAISONS
(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 timesaving
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/liaisons/.
 
8. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
(Modified in 2009; 2010)
 
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 THOMAS,
the official Congressional source of information on bills and pending legislation, as
well as World Wide Web (WWW) sites 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/
 

9. ELECTRONIC DATABASES
(Modified in 2009; 2010)

Access is provided to over 160 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

10. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
(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. Requests may be submitted electronically via the Books in Print
and ChoiceReviews.online databases as well as the online catalog. Instructions for
submitting requests electronically may be found on the library website at the following
address: http://library.pepperdine.edu/faculty/acquisitions.htm

Purchase requests and questions may also be directed to the Associate University
Librarian for Collections and Technical Services.

Please see the Faculty Resources web page for more information on special services for
faculty: http://library.pepperdine.edu/faculty/.

7.17. MAIL SERVICES
(Since 1978; Modified 2007; Updated 2010)
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 FM&P
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 FM&P 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 packages for departments will be delivered to the
departments. 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 7.30 A.M. to 5:30 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 http://community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/mail/ for more information or
call Mail Services at x4293 with any questions regarding mailing.

7.18. PARKING
(Since 1988)
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. 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/.

7.19. PRINTING SERVICES
(Modifications in 2006)
1. 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.

2. Printing Services provides a variety of products ranging from color and black and
white copies, business cards, forms, bookmarks, stationery, envelopes, certificates,
newsletters, magazines, brochures, journals, bulletins, manuals, soft-cover books,
posters, scratch pads, name tags and self-inking stamps. They also provide bindery
services.

3. 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
http://community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/printing/.

7.20. REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
(Since 1988)
Faculty members should report the need for repairs or maintenance of any equipment to
their division chairperson, who will authorize and request the appropriate office to
schedule repairs. The replacement of existing equipment or fixtures comes under
budgetary allocations for each year, and should be discussed with the division
chairperson.

7.21. RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS
(Since 2010; see also Corporate and Foundation Relations, Page 80)
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) assists faculty and staff in the
pursuit of public external funding for scholarly and creative projects. RSP staff work
with potential project directors on every step of the process including program/project
development, identifying opportunities from public federal, state, or local funding
sources, correspondence with agencies, proposal writing and editing, budget preparation,
review and routing for signatures, submission, and post-award compliance. RSP also
provides institutional information such as Pepperdine’s federally negotiated fringe
benefits rate and indirect costs rate. RSP is located in TAC 336. The director’s office is
TAC 322B. For contact information and more details pertaining to applying for and
receiving public external funding, visit their http://community.pepperdine.edu/rsp/.

7.22. SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
(Since 1988; updated 2010)
In case of any emergency at any time, 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/

7.23. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT AND SERVICES
(Included since 1978; modified in 2002; significant changes in 2006; and modified 2007;
significant changes in 2010)
The Information Technology department provides the following helpful services to
Pepperdine University faculty:
 
1. NETWORK, TELEPHONES, AND THE INTERNET
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.
 
2. TELEPHONE SERVICES
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/.

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/.
 
3. PEPPERDINE WAVENET
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.
 
4. COURSES
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/. Log into Courses at
http://courses.pepperdine.edu.
 
5. TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
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/.
 
6. FACULTY TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
The Technology and Learning group partners with faculty to develop more innovative
and helpful ways to teach using instructional technology. Request a one-on-one
consultation by sending an email to tech.learn@pepperdine.edu or by visiting the
website at http://community.pepperdine.edu/techlearn/.
 
7. COMPUTING AND INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES
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.
 

8. TECH CENTRAL

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/.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday,
10:00am to 6:00pm. You can contact Tech Central at (310) 506-4811, or by email at
Tech.Central@pepperdine.edu.

9. THE COMPUTER STORE
The Computer Store services 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:
http://community.pepperdine.edu/computerstore/.
 
10. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Additional information is available on the IT Website at
http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/. Personalized assistance is available for faculty either
by calling the Anytime Support 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.

7.24. TRAVEL AGENCY
(Since 1988; modified 2008; modified 2010)
Corniche Travel is located at the Facilities, Management and Planning pad. All
University-related travel can be arranged through Corniche Travel. Corniche is also a
full-service agency which provides other travel-related services, including car rental,
hotel reservations, personal travel, and tour packages. They can be reached at x4562 or
corniche@pepperdine.edu

7.25. VANS AND SHUTTLES
(Since 1988)
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 per mile 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
en sure availability. You can visit their website at
http://community.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/transit/.