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General Contact Information


Phone: 646-660-6500

Fax: 646-660-6501




Mailing Address:

Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


Walk-In Address:

Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Thursday, September 15, 2016


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.


This announcement is sent as a reminder of some of the most important academic services available to our students. Please feel free to direct your students to them and to follow up yourselves for more information.

Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) – the College’s tutoring center (NVC 2-116; 646-312-4830)

SACC supports the academic success of undergraduates at Baruch College through peer tutorial services in a wide variety of subjects across the curriculum. The Center’s primary mission is to help students succeed during their college years and later in their chosen profession by helping them to develop the knowledge, critical thinking, and study skills necessary for both academic and workplace success. SACC also coordinates other comprehensive services including the Immersion Program for incoming students and the Math intensive course sequence.  For more information, please visit the SACC website at or contact Michele Doney, SACC’s director, at


The Writing Center (NVC 8-185 and Newman Library Reference Desk; 646-312-4012)

The Writing Center offers free, professional writing support for all undergraduate and graduate students at Baruch, through one-to-one consultations, workshops, peer review groups, written feedback, online resources, and a journal of outstanding student writing. We support faculty through classroom visits, in-class workshops, referral forms, and workshop lesson plans, and we're always available for conversations about teaching and writing. More information is available at, by calling, by emailing the Center ( or its acting director, Diana Hamilton (, or by stopping by our location in the NVC.


Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) (NVC 6-121; 646-312-4834)

Tools for Clear Speech seeks to improve the oral communication skills of English language learners and nonnative English speakers at Baruch College—skills critical to active classroom participation and academic success. TfCS guides participants toward clearer, more effective oral communication by helping to improve their pronunciation, intelligibility, and pragmatic abilities. We offer a variety of user services including one-to-one and small-group tutorials with professional Speech Consultants, an integrated-skills workshop series, weekly Conversation Hours, and extensive online practice exercises in our TfCS To-Go module. We also offer the Oral Communication Video Assessment, which, through both quantitative scoring and qualitative feedback, creates a detailed portfolio of communicative progress while at the college. Visit the TfCS website at for more information, or contact the TfCS director DJ Dolack at 646-312-4834.


Center for Academic Advisement & New Student Orientation (NVC 5-215; 646-312-4260)

The Center provides comprehensive academic advisement to all Baruch undergraduates. The advisement staff promotes student-centered partnerships that encourage and support students both in their academic success and in meeting academic and personal goals. The Center is dedicated to helping students transition into college and navigate their academic careers. Our many programs include: early intervention programs for first-year transfers and freshmen, new student advisement sessions, academic probation workshops, and one-on-one advisement sessions. Our advisement activities include: walk-in advisement, student peer advisement, worksheet appointments, and e-advisement. The Center sponsors events and programs, such as the Majors/Minors Fair. We encourage and support students with information and strategies for utilizing the resources and services available at the college. The Center’s Director is Sharon Ricks. For more information, call 646-312-4260, or send an email to We also encourage you to visit our website at


The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) (NVC 2-271; 646-312-4590)

OSSD is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in Baruch’s programs, services, and activities through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments of 2008. Accommodations include but are not limited to: extended time for exams, tests in alternate formats, assistive technology, note takers, part-time ADA TAP, tutoring accommodations, interpreters, captioning, and modifications in curriculum. We also provide career counseling as well as assistance with resumes, interview skills, and internships through our CUNY LEADS program. If you suspect a student in your class has a disability please refer him or her to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities or call our office to discuss the student: 646-312-4590. The assistant director of OSSD is Lillian Shmulevich.


William & Anita Newman Library (Newman Library Building, 2nd floor; 646-312-1621)

Newman Library provides a wide range of information resources and services for students with strong emphasis on assisting students individually and in groups with finding, using, and evaluating information for specific purposes. Library faculty members are available for scheduled consultations with students, creating guides for specific assignments and course topics, and offering drop-in assistance at the Reference Desk. As information literacy and subject specialists, Library faculty can provide in-class presentations for courses. The contact for these presentations is available by calling: 646-312-1609 or by completing a form on the Library’s website at Other services such as Reserves for course materials, laptop loans, and other forms of technology are also available.


Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute  (137 East 25th St., Room 315A; 646-312-2068)
In order to support communication-intensive teaching, courses and curricula, the Schwartz Institute works directly with faculty—in engagements ranging from semester-long seminars to one-on-one consultations. Our faculty partnerships also often include supplemental support for students to practice and develop the course-embedded communication skills they’re learning in your class. Thus, unlike the foregoing units, the Institute is not a stand-alone destination for the general student body, but we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you. The Director of the Schwartz Institute is Heather Samples, who can be reached at


Please feel free to contact the directors cited above (or me) if you have questions.


Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)