Faculty Center User Guide
- Lookup Student
- Act as User/View Student Center
- Degree Progress Report (DPR)
- Expected Graduation Term
- Class Search
- Class Roster
- Grade Roster
To access your Faculty Center, first go to the Academics tab on your My Portal. For more information about accessing your Portal, please see the Faculty Portal User Guide. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox as your browser.
In the Academics tab of your My Portal, click the "Faculty Center" link in the "Faculty Course Info" portlet.
In the navigation bar of your Faculty Center, you will see the option to "Lookup Student."
Act as User/View Student Center
Once you have selected the "Lookup Student" function, search for the student by their name or EMPL ID (searching by EMPL ID is much faster). Then select "Act As User."
A pop-up will appear with a FERPA reminder. Click "Continue" to view the student’s Student Center.
Viewable information in the Student Center navigation bar will depend on your security access.
While in student view, the message “Acting As: [Student’s Name]” will appear at the top of each page. To exit student view and return to Lookup Student, click “Exit” to the right of this message. If you are on a page where this message does not appear (i.e., classic Student Center pages), return to the Dashboard.
DO NOT attempt to exit the student view by clicking the student’s name in the navigation bar and clicking “Logout.” Doing so will log the user out of PeopleSoft.
Degree Progress Report (DPR)
Users with access to students' Degree Progress Reports must first select "Lookup Student" (see information above for detailed steps).
When acting as a student, open the navigation bar, click "Academic Progress," and select "Degree Progress Report (DPR)."
The upgraded DPR has a compact structure and mobile-friendly interface. Click on the requirement box to view more details about requirement areas in the right-hand column. To expand requirements or areas, click on the boxes or carrots to "open" details. To see what course(s) are counting toward the satisfaction of a requirement, click the "View Courses" button. If the requirement is entirely unsatisfied, you will see "No Courses."
All degree requirements found in the "classic view" of the Degree Progress Report (GWR, USCP, 60 upper division units, etc.) are still reflected in the upgraded Degree Progress Report. No new functionality has been added, and no functionality has been removed.
To view general information and important disclaimers, click on the "Additional Info" button at the top of the left-hand column of the DPR.
Also in the left-hand column is a "Hide Satisfied Requirements" button. Clicking said button will hide all "Satisfied" and "Satisfied-IP" (in progress) requirements. Please exercise caution when using this function; future-term courses the student has registered for and courses in which grades of I and RP have been earned will also be hidden.
In the upgraded DPR, Course Credits Not Used appear after General Education Requirements and before Major requirements. The Course Credits Not Used section is still divided into "Counted" and "Not Counted."
Helpful Navigation Tip: In Faculty/Student Center, users are able to use the back arrow on their web browser to return to the previous page/display.
Instead of opening individual requirement groups, users can click "View All" at the top of the left-hand column to view all general degree requirements, general education requirements, course credit not used, and specific degree requirements.
Users can click the "Expand All" button at the top of the right-hand column to expand the details of all requirement areas instead of clicking each one.
Users also have the option of viewing the student’s DPR as a PDF. Click “View PDF” button at the top of the left-hand column. A new window will open with a PDF of the student’s Degree Progress Report.
In the PDF, you can find the type of credit being used to fulfill the student's degree requirement.
When reviewing credit "Type," you will see five different options:
- TR = Transfer credit
- EN = Cal Poly enrollment
- TE = Test credit
- IP = In progress work
- OT = Other credit (primarily from international students and military credit)
The PDF is also the fastest way to determine if a substitution or exception was completed. Substitutions/exceptions are noted with a lavender triangle.
Expected Graduation Term
Expected Graduation Term information (which was once viewable in the Degree Progress Report) can now be found under "Academic Progress" in the student's navigation bar.
To view this information, first use the "Lookup Student" function. You must "Act as User" to view a student's expected graduation term (please see instructions outlined above).
In the navigation bar of your Faculty Center, you will see "Class Search."
For detailed instructions on how to use Class Search, please see the Class Search instructions.
In the navigation bar of your Faculty Center, you will see "Class Roster."
If you need to change the term you are viewing, click the term currently showing and select from the drop-down menu.
To view more about a course (such as information, details, textbooks, and availability), click the carrot direcly to the left of the class. Click "View Students" to the right of the class to view who has enrolled, waitlisted, or dropped the class.
After clicking "View Students," you can sort the students by their status in the course (enrolled, waitlisted, or dropped).
On the "View Students" page, you are able to view an individual's personal information by clicking the carrot directly to the left of the student's name. Please note: pronouns are not working currently in Student Center but are viewable in class rosters printed from your portal (see the Faculty Portal User Guide for more information).
Also on this page, you can download an Excel file or print a PDF of your Class Roster using the download and print icons in the top right corner. You can also send an email to all or select students who enrolled in the class (no matter their current status). Using the checkboxes to the right of each student, you can choose to select all or some students to email.
In the navigation bar of your Faculty Center, you will see "Grade Roster."
For detailed instructions on how to submit grades, please see the Faculty Grading Instructions guide.