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.
Complaints about classrooms with un-erased boards, chairs disarranged, litter, and spilled drinks, have increased this semester.
If you find that previous users of your classroom have neglected to follow the guidelines below, contact your department chair or administrative assistant. He or she may request a screen shot of the room schedule from the registrar’s office. The chair can then follow up with the faculty member (if this is within a single department) or the corresponding chair.
Please respect your colleagues by following these basic guidelines (re-send from September 3):
- Remember to erase everything written on the white boards as a courtesy to the next instructor. Do not remove erasers from classrooms unless you have brought them yourself.
- Ask your students to clean up after themselves (as should we, the instructors).
- Ask students to return chairs that have been moved to their normal position (usually in rows).
- Don't forget to log off the lectern computer before you leave the room.
- Be sure to turn off the ceiling projectors when you finish using them; replacement bulbs are expensive. (The projectors turn off automatically only on certain settings.)
- But please do not turn off the rack-mounted equipment at the bottom of the lectern: the next instructor to use the equipment must not only figure out what has happened and find a power button but must restore any changed settings as well. Furthermore, when the equipment has been turned off, the touch screen console at the top of the lectern still works (i.e., you can push the button to turn on the projector), but nothing happens, which adds to the confusion since the touch screen is responding but not the equipment.
- Don't leave extra, un-used blue books in a classroom. Blue books should not be easily accessible: some students take extras and use them to camouflage the notes they bring into a closed-book exam.
- When you use your ID card to unlock a classroom door in the NVC, the door remains unlocked for one hour. Thus, there is no need to use a chair to hold the door open.
- Transition between successive classes occupying a classroom: Students and instructors have a right to enter their room in a timely fashion, and instructors already in the room should not continue teaching past the end of the period. But departing students and instructors are also entitled to use a portion of the room for informal discussions in the minutes immediately following class. Both in-coming and out-going students and instructors should be respectful and accommodating during these transitional periods.
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President
Baruch College, CUNY
646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)