Support for Faculty
Below you will find areas that work directly with faculty to support teaching and learning at Baruch. Following each link is a brief description of the unit’s mission and how we aim to accomplish it. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to ask via email to Dennis.Slavin@baruch.cuny.edu or to the colleagues whose contact information you find on the individual sites.
The Index of Baruch College’s Faculty Handbook contains hundreds of links that range alphabetically from “AACSB Resource Centers” to Zicklin School Homepage, with much in between on all three of Baruch’s schools and the college itself.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to serving as a catalyst to foster the exploration of teaching and learning opportunities at Baruch College. Working in collaboration with other academic service units, the CTL focuses on facilitating the development and adaptation of various teaching and learning models, including hybrid/online delivery modes. The CTL brings together faculty from various disciplines to reflect upon pedagogical opportunities and the enabling role of technology in education. Individual members of the faculty are always welcome to drop in or make an appointment to visit the CTL.
The mission of the Office of Adjunct Faculty Services is to enhance the satisfaction and engagement of our adjunct faculty by advocating for adjunct faculty needs; coordinating administrative processes; connecting adjunct faculty with resources and opportunities for professional development and other forms of support; and creating a vision for, and initiatives and policies to support, the development and retention of adjunct faculty.
The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute cultivates learning environments in which students become strategic, thoughtful communicators and creators. In addition to providing embedded course support to communication-intensive courses, the Institute works directly with faculty, facilitating seminars and workshops, and consulting one-to-one to support their teaching of communication skills, whether written, oral, visual, or digital.
Issues of academic integrity are central to the mission of Teaching and Learning because few things subvert learning and the pursuit of truth more directly than academic dishonesty. Sometimes referred to as the moral or ethical code of the academic world, academic integrity values include “honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action” (International Center for Academic Integrity). The Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning works closely on academic integrity issues with the college’s Academic Integrity Officer, Annie Virkus-Estrada, the Associate Dean of students. The page linked above provides a summary of academic integrity policies and procedures at Baruch College.
Support for Faculty and Staff
The Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Institutional Effectiveness partners with faculty, administrators and staff across Baruch College to facilitate academic, administrative, and operational effectiveness, support student, faculty and staff learning and collaboration, and support all units in complying with Middle States Commission on Higher Education standards and requirements of affiliation.
For faculty and academic administrators, the Office provides consultation, collaboration, support, and training on assessment of student learning and development, assessment of teaching, and academic program development, including compliance with academic policies and regulations of the New York State Education Department and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
For faculty, administrators and staff across the entire College, the Office also provides consultation, collaboration, support, and training on assessment of administrative and educational support units, assessment of student learning and development outside the classroom, strategic and operational planning, institutional effectiveness, and resource allocation.