Assisting Our Students

As we all meet students who become disenfranchised due to the difficulty in finding open seats in classes; please make use of the following strategies, in addition to whatever current methods you are using, in order to help students:.


So, in addition to whatever strategies you are currently employing, please make use of the following strategies as well in order to help us speak with a relatively single voice to our students:


  • Encourage students to register in appropriate classes based on their educational goals. This will help improve their priority registration status in future terms. However, please discourage students from registering in classes that are clearly inappropriate for their levels of preparation and ability and that expose them to high risk of academic failure.
  • Identify appropriate general interest classes that can accommodate students of varying abilities and that still have open seats available. COUN classes are especially appropriate for new students and others.
  • Recommend the new certificates (and the classes associated with them) that Continuing Education/Workforce Training has developed or is developing from grants recently awarded to the college.
  • Assure that students who need assistance are aware of Office Hours
  • Inform students about registration dates. These can be found on the academic calendar.
  • Be aware of our institutional policies and procedures which explain how to deal with disruptive students. Please see the Student Discipline brochure for more information.
  • Feel free to distribute to students the contact information for San Diego legislators, so that students can express their concern to their elected representatives. Students can find their legislators at
  • Faculty: As always, use your best effective teaching judgments in allowing additional students to enroll in your classes, but please be careful not to exceed posted fire/safety maximums for your rooms.