Resources for Faculty and Staff

Administrative Units

College Relations and Communications

College Relations and Communications is a component of the dean’s office that manages relationships and communications with external stakeholder groups, with a focus on alumni, industry, and government.

Conferences and Short Courses

The Office of Conferences and Short Courses serves as a valuable resource and partner to faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences who are planning a conference, continuing education short course, or symposium.

Digital Education

Digital Education designs and manages online learning for the College of Ag Sciences, both credit courses for Penn State students and non-credit courses for Extension.

Extension Finance and Business Operations

The Extension Finance and Business Operations unit performs a variety of financial services for Penn State Extension.

Facilities and Safety

Safety and emergency procedures for all buildings within the College of Ag Sciences, plus forms to request projects, keys, and parking changes.

Finance and Business Operations

The Finance and Business Operations unit performs a variety of financial services for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Grants and Contracts

Provides a wide range of pre-award and post-award services including, but not limited to proposal preparation and submission, subcontracting advice, grant account management, and much more.

Human Resources

Our team supports Ag employees and volunteers, and represents the college at the University level.

Information Technologies (IT)

Ag IT offers training, consultation, and support for all your technology needs.

Marketing Unit

Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies designed to enhance and support college strategic goals through the promotion of research, teaching, and extension programs.

Operations and Services

Find information about busing services, greenhouse and farm operations, Snider Ag Arena, and more.

Quick Links to University Resources


  • CollegeNet – schedule classrooms and request spaces for events
  • Employee Reimbursement System (ERS) – system to manage expenses and reimbursements
  • GURU – central location for all University forms and procedures
  • Penn State Policies – explore Penn State’s policy resource center
  • Purchasing Card (PCard) – information to apply and manage Penn State purchasing card
  • SIMBA – electronic business system to manage financial resource information
  • Travel – resources, policies, and FAQs for travel, including airline, hotel and rental cars

Human Resources

  • Directory – university directory for students, faculty and staff
  • ID Services – manage your ID services, including LionCash+, discounts, memberships and more
  • LinkedIn Learning – high-quality library of on-demand, expert-led instructional videos
  • WorkLion / Workday – central resource for Penn State HR services, payroll, attendance and more
  • Workplace Learning – seminars, workshops, training for continuing education and professional development


  • Activity Insight - system for faculty to track annual reviews, promotion, tenure, and more
  • Canvas – online system teaching and learning of credit courses
  • Kaltura - media management platform for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, and other media
  • LionPath – check course enrollments in the student system
  • Starfish – provide students with feedback on their course progress
  • Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE) – Track student ratings of effectiveness for courses
  • Turnitin – provide writing assignment feedback for your students
  • University Bulletin – resources for academic information and requirements