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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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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://services.pepperdine.edu/cfr/.


(Updated 2007)

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

(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.

(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; 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.

(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

(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)

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.

(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)     


(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.

(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.

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://services.pepperdine.edu/it/contact/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.

(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.

(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:

(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:

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.


(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.

(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.



(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.


(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.



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. 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.


(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/services/liaisons/.


(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://library.pepperdine.edu/information/government/.


(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://library.pepperdine.edu/information/databases/

(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/welcome/policies/acquisitions.html

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/.

(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://www.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/mail for more information or call Mail Services at x4293 with any questions regarding mailing.

(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/.

(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

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://www.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/printing.

(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.

(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://services.pepperdine.edu/rsp/.

(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/

(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:



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://services.pepperdine.edu/it/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

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 http://services..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://services.pepperdine.edu/techlearn/. Log into Courses at http://courses.pepperdine.edu.



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://www.pepperdine.edu/training.



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://services.pepperdine.edu/techlearn.



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://services.pepperdine.edu/techcentral.

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.


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:



Additional information is available on the IT Website at http://servces.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.

(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

(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://services.pepperdine.edu/businessservices/transit/.