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Phone: 646-660-6500

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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


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Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


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.


From:  Linda M. Lemiesz, Ph.D., J.D., Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues:

Per the email of September 20, now is the time to list the textbooks for all Spring 2019 courses in CUNYfirst. Federal Education Law requires that students have information about all course costs when they register for Baruch; this means that textbooks should posted by October 20. According to the Higher Education Act passed in 2008, students are entitled to see this information before they begin to register on October 29.

 Currently, all Baruch Spring 2019 courses are listed as “no textbook required.” Thus, if you intend to use a textbook, you need to enter information in CUNYFirst. This is a change from what you were asked to do in the Fall 2018 report, and should spare those of you with teaching labs, studio courses, journalism courses, or independent studies some extra work. 

Additional help:

This link provides information on the various means of uploading textbook information into CUNYfirst:

For those who prefer a live support session, one will be held on Tuesday, October 16, from 4-5:00 pm in room 656 of the Kaplan Computing Center, which is next to the helpdesk on the 6th floor of the Library and Technology Building. Please register for the session here:

Difficulties with accessing CUNYfirst should be referred to the helpdesk of BCTC (x1010).


The Baruch Bookstore does not have access to CUNYfirst and thus cannot enter the information for you: they rely on your timely entries in CUNYfirst to order books for Baruch students. The secondhand book market, in particular, has early deadlines. James Behrle, the Barns & Noble Bookstore textbook manager, is willing to serve as a resource for textbook information. He can be reached at or at 646-312-4854.

Thanks for your help.


Linda M. Lemiesz, Ph.D., J.D.

Chief of Staff

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs