General Contact Information
Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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 email is sent as a reminder of some of the most important academic support 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) – Baruch College’s tutoring center (NVC 2-116; 646-312-4830)
The Student Academic Consulting Center coordinates peer tutoring and academic support for Baruch College’s undergraduate population. SACC’s primary mission is to help students succeed academically during their college years and later in their chosen professions by helping them to develop the knowledge, critical thinking, and study skills necessary for workplace success. One-to-one and group tutoring sessions are available for most undergraduate courses, as are workshops designed specifically to assist students with historically challenging coursework and concepts such as MTH 2003, MTH 2205, and MTH 2207. For more information, including hours, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/sacc/.
The Writing Center (NVC 8-185 and Newman Library Reference Desk; 646-312-4012)
The Writing Center provides support for undergraduate and graduate student writers at Baruch to improve their writing and English language skills and to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. At our Vertical Campus location, the Center offers 50 minute one-to-one sessions on scheduled and walk-in basis (when available), as well as reader responses via email (eTutoring), online chat, and small-group workshops; at the Library, we offer both scheduled 50-minute sessions and dedicated 20-minute walk-in sessions. The goal of all of our services is to strengthen students’ long-term writing and English language skills, often by concentrating on a specific writing assignment or project. Students from all disciplines and all levels of writing and English language proficiencies are welcome. The Writing Center is open whenever classes are in session, including winter and summer sessions. More information, including workshop schedules, online resources, and our journal of student writing, is available at http://writingcenter.baruch.cuny.edu/.
Tools for Clear Speech (coordinated through SACC: NVC 2-116; 646-312-4834)
Tools for Clear Speech provides oral communication support for nonnative English speakers and English Language Leaners. Oral comprehensibility is essential for college and workplace success, and this program offers students weekly one-to-one pronunciation tutorials, a workshop series, conversation hours, an innovative oral communication video assessment, and some of the most advanced tutorial websites and software programs available. For more information, please visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/tfcs. For more general information, contact program coordinator DJ Dolack at 646-312-4834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 annual the Majors/Minors Fair. We encourage and support students with information and strategies for utilizing the resources and services available at the college and taking ownership of their educational experience. The Center has recently taken on the role of New Student Orientation and is responsible for all orientation activities for Baruch’s incoming freshmen and transfer students. For more information, call 646-312-4260, or send an email to email@example.com. We also encourage you to visit our website at www.baruch.cuny.edu/advisement.
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (NVC 2-271; 646-312-4590)
The Office 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. This is accomplished mainly through the provision of reasonable accommodations, the goal of which is to remove barriers resulting from the interaction of disability and the campus environment. Accommodations include but are not limited to: extended time for exams, tests in alternate formats, assistive technology, note takers, part-time TAP, tutoring accommodations, interpreters, captioning, and changes in curriculum. We also provide career counseling as well as assistance with resumes, interview skills, and internships, and we help clarify the relationship of disability in a proposed career. 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. For a variety of links related to working with students with disabilities, see:
The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute (137 East 25th St., Room 320; 646-312-2060)
Unlike the foregoing units, the Schwartz Institute coordinates with faculty before providing direct student support. In order to give Baruch students as many meaningful opportunities to practice writing and public speaking as possible within the curriculum and co-curriculum, we support members of the faculty in all aspects of communication-intensive pedagogy. We welcome new relationships, and invite you to contact Heather Samples (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Institute’s Director, if you’d like to work with us.
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President
Baruch College, CUNY
646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)