Program Rules and Requirements

Program worksheets and checklists do not encompass all program rules and requirements, but they are often helpful for student advising. Complete program manuals, including forms, may be found on the Degree and Certificate Programs page.

Course Scheduling

All courses in the GTU course catalog are submitted by faculty through Course Scheduling Information forms to the registrar and are subjected to the approval of the Dean. Generally, the forms for the course offerings of a particular academic year must be submitted by faculty in early Fall of the previous year. Look for email reminders in early Fall.

Definition of a Credit Hour

Consult the Concerning Credit Hours document to gauge the amount of work expected from students for 3.0 and 1.5 credit classes.

Syllabi Guidelines

PSR syllabi or revisions of syllabi are due to the Dean’s Office before each registration period and are required to be filed by the Dean’s Office unless otherwise noted. Syllabi can serve many purposes for students and the instructors including but not limited to: working towards an upfront understanding between the instructor and students so as to maximize clarity on policies relating to the course; setting clear expectations of material to be learned or learning outcomes; providing a general outline and schedule of the of course organization. Course syllabi may be used for accreditation purposes and are usually made available to students during registration periods to assist them in deciding what to take. In general, course syllabi should include:

  • Basic information about the instructor, title of the course, etc.
  • General instructional schedule
    example: week by week description of lecture topics
  • Expected measurable learning outcomes for the course
  • Grading policy
  • Explicit attendance policy
  • List of key assignments on which grades will be based and their due dates
  • List of texts and readings, what is required/recommended/optional
  • Inclusion of plagiarism policy, policy for English as Second Language students, an Anti-Discrimination Statement, incomplete policyuse of technology in classrooms policy or statement that PSR has such policies and where to find them
  • We encourage PSR syllabi to include PSR’s direction statement, and if the course is an MDiv required course, inclusion of the MDiv program goals.

For more information on syllabi and guidelines on how to write learning outcomes for syllabi, please contact the Office of the Dean. Please consult sample syllabi template. For further guidance see Example 1Example 2 and Example 3.

Textbook Orders

Students purchase their own books, or may find them on reserve at the GTU library, or may check them out from the GTU Library or the UC Berkeley Library.

Sonis Tips

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Miscellaneous Course Forms

  • Special Reading Course forms >>
  • Teaching and Research Assistant application >>
  • Other GTU Faculty Resources for area convening and doctoral students >>

Admissions | Facilities | IT Support | Marketing & Communications | Registrar

Abraham, Susan
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
Professor of Theology and Post-Colonial Cultures
510/849-8209 |

Allen, Derene
Interim Executive Director, Ignite Institute
510/849-8216 |

Atkins-Whitley, Todd
Interim Marketing and Communications Director
510/849-8222 |

Brody, Aaron
Robert and Kathryn Riddell Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Director of the Badè Museum
510/849-8224 |

Dyonzak, Terry
Director of Facilities
510/849-8254 |

Fennema, Sharon
Assistant Professor of Christian Worship
Director of Worship Life
510/849-8933 |

Gall, Jen
Executive Assistant to the President
510/849-8241 |

Gilliam, Grace
Associate Director of Community Engaged Learning
510/849-8238 /

Gonzalez, Marco
Assistant Facilities Technician

Jefferson, Ann
Director of Community Life and Spiritual Care
510/849-8257 |

Johnson, Jay
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
Director of Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (CSSC) and Master of Arts in Social Transformation (MAST)
510/849-8235 |

Lawrence, James F.
Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Historical Studies and
Doctor of Ministry Program Director

510/849-8232 |

Lee, Joung Chul 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Education, and Spiritual Formation 
Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Initiative

Maxon, Andy
510/849-8282 |

O’Leary, Patrick
Chief Business Officer
510/849-8274 |

Radzins, Inese
Associate Professor of Theology
510/849-8932 |

Reed, Lyndsey
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar
510/849-8285 | |

Roman, Alex
Facilities Technician – Mechanical Trades
510/849-8276 |

Sano, Roy
Professor Emeritus of Theology and Pacific and Asian American Ministries
510/635-7916 |

Schlager, Bernard
Executive Director, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion
Associate Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies
510/849-8278 |

Schroeder, Rossitza
Associate Professor of Arts and Religion
Deputy Accreditation Liaison Officer
510/849-8277 |

Scott, Wanda
Chief Advancement Officer

St. Onge, Patricia 
Interim Director of Community Engaged Learning
Instructor in the Practice of Ministry
510/849-8261 |

Stringfellow, Roland
Director of Umoja Project & Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion
510/849-8934 |

Sommerville, Janice
Program Coordinator, Theological Education for Leadership
510/849-8284 |

Taylor, Leslie Carole
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
510/849-8253 |

Vásquez-Levy, David
510/849-8223 |


Emeriti, Adjuncts, and Visiting Professors

Emeriti/ae Faculty

  • Joseph Driskill
  • Karen Lebacqz
  • Fumitaka Matsuoka
  • William McKinney
  • Lynn Nell Rhodes
  • Roy I. Sano
  • Choan-Seng Song
  • Archie Smith, Jr.
  • David S. Steward
  • Mary Tolbert
  • Randi J. Walker

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Room setup: Room Setup Requests must be submitted separately, 1 week in advance of the event, on a maintenance request form available at the Reception Desk. Include setup and breakdown time in the request, otherwise event planners will be responsible for both setup and breakdown. Setups are for PSR events only and are at the discretion of the Facilities Department.

PSR Media Services provides audio-visual equipment for classes, webinars, and special events sponsored by PSR faculty or staff on the PSR campus. This includes projectors, sound systems, and recording devices.

Using the form below, request equipment, services, or training no fewer than 7 working days in advance.  Last minute requests may not be honored.

Consult the Classroom Audio-Visual Equipment Policy for Faculty Instructors Teaching on the PSR Campus.

Please note: Event hosts must provide their own staff to run AV equipment.  Media Services will train event staff in the operation of necessary equipment and deliver/pick up equipment as needed.  Media Services staff are not available to operate equipment during an event, with the exception of sound in the PSR Chapel and distance learning classes/events.

Recordings will be made available to PSR staff within three weeks of a recorded event.  Event hosts or Communications staff will manage any media file storage, editing or posting to PSR web site or Vimeo.

Contact or 510/849-8218 for more information.  A/V staff are available, as schedules permit, between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Your Name:

Your Phone Number:

Your Email:

Room Reservation Request

Name and Description of the Event:

Meeting/Event Date(s) Requested:

Additional Dates:

Are you planning to ASK Facilities for set-up/breakdown assistance? Please note Facilities staff may or may not be available.

Time Set-Up Will Start:

Public Start Time of Event:

Public End Time of Event:

Time Breakdown Will Finish:

Frequency of Event:

How many people do you expect to attend?

If a PSR-Sponsored Event, PSR Faculty or Staff Member's Name:

If a GTU-Sponsored Event, GTU Faculty AD/Staff Name:

Please select location(s) you are requesting to use.
Badè Museum (60 seated)Buckham Chapel Chapel of the Great Commission (140 seated)PSR 6 (smart classroom below the Chapel; 63 desks) D'autremont Small Dining Room Holbrook 213 (10 seated, upstairs conference room)

Event Location(s)
I have reviewed and accept the Guidelines for Building Use
Yes, I have reviewed and accept the Building Use Guidelines.

Audio Visual Equipment Request

Please select what you plan to do at your event/meeting with A/V. You may select more than one option. The A/V Department will be in touch to make sure you have the appropriate equipment for your event. Please note that you will be running the A/V equipment, and training is available.

Not Planning on Using A/V at our Meeting/EventPowerPoint Presentation Show Audio/Visual from DVD Livestream Broadcast Audio Recording Only Show Video/Audio from InternetVideo Zoom ConferenceAmplify Sound Using Microphones/Public Announcement System Video & Audio Recording Other

If you selected "other," please describe what other A/V you plan to use at your event.

If you are using your own laptop, please indicate what kind of laptop it is, so the Media Center can provide adapters to connect to our equipment.

Do you need power strips for meeting participants to connect their laptops at your event?

If yes, how many power strips do you need? (Maximum 4)

Additional Notes

Media Center Policies
I have reviewed and accept the Media Center Policies
Yes, I have reviewed and accept the Media Center Policies.