Adjunct Faculty Services

SURVEY RESULTS as of March 1, 2022

Thanks to all of you who submitted the Adjunct Faculty Census!

The statistical information from the 288 surveys submitted through March 1, 2022 is posted on the Adjunct Faculty Orientation Blackboard site. Adjuncts are encouraged to continue to use the survey link to submit their own information throughout Spring 2022, as we work to re-open programs.

As of March 1, this is how you answered question 8 (“would you be interested in workshops or programs in any of the following areas? Check all that apply.”

Best Practices in Teaching 25.19%
Diversity 9.74
Managing Student Behavior 10.97
Publishing Scholarly Articles 10.82
Preparing tools needed to
apply for university teaching
jobs 10.39
Introduction to Structure
of University 6.80
Technical skills 11.28
Social Opportunities
to Meet other Adjuncts 12.98
Other 1.85

Among the essay responses, the most frequent themes were the need for better pay for adjuncts, the size of classes, the need for more clear expectations and more consistent evaluations, better social integration with departments and Baruch as a whole, and the need for more support in technical, pedagogical, and human resource areas.

Thanks to all of you who shared their information!

Groundhog Day/ Year of the Tiger Survey

February 1, 2022

Now available in the announcements section of the Adjunct Faculty Orientation landing page is a Qualtrics Survey that asks for your input about adjunct faculty development issues.

Please submit your answers via the anonymous link provided by midnight on February 10, 2022.

Thank you!!

TEACHING AT BARUCH SESSIONS

Teaching at Baruch

January 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST OR January 28 @12:30-1:30 pm EST

Are you new to Baruch? Teaching for the first time? Unsure about what kind of first impression you want to make on your class?

Join us the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Adjunct Faculty Services in an informal discussion of these and other teaching issues pertinent to the beginning of the new semester. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other adjunct faculty and to learn about resources available to you as a faculty member. While the focus of the event is on those teaching at Baruch for the first time, all faculty are welcome.

Register in advance for EITHER OF THESE meetings at the Center for Teaching and Learning website:

blogs.baruch.cuny.edy/ctl/

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January 2022 Blackboard Sessions

Introduction to Blackboard

This session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience. Get introduced to Blackboard features including:

– How to Access Blackboard
– Uploading content to your Blackboard course
– Working with your Course Menu
– Communicating with Students via Blackboard
– Creating an Assignment Link
– Reviewing the Assignment in the Grade Center
– Learning where to go for help

Introduction to Blackboard
Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 1-2 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://baruch.zoom.us/j/85020379208

Meeting ID: 850 2037 9208
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Meeting ID: 850 2037 9208
Find your local number: https://baruch.zoom.us/u/kd77lbjSyX

Introduction to Blackboard (1/20/22)
Thursday, Jan. 20th, 1-2 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://baruch.zoom.us/j/84345013903

Meeting ID: 843 4501 3903
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Meeting ID: 843 4501 3903
Find your local number: https://baruch.zoom.us/u/k0Pa7Yewq

Winter 2021

Please remember to update your profile in CUNYfirst, to include your correct address (Which the Office of Human Resources will need on file to produce correct tax forms) and your emergency contact information in CUNY Alerts. Baruch College and the University use the CUNY Alert system to contact members of the community about inclement weather and other emergencies.

October 2021

Instructors of Spring 2022 Courses

PLEASE! Enter your textbook information into CUNYfirst in advance of student registration on November 1.

If you do not remember how to do this, BCTC has posted detailed instructions on their CUNYfirst FAQ page.

Thanks for helping Baruch College comply with federal law!

Fall 2021

WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING ADJUNCT FACULTY

Please make sure you have attended to the following tasks in CUNYfirst:

–update your personal information
–activate CUNY Alert
–enter your textbook information in the textbook portal as required by the Higher Education Act
–upload your COVID vaccination information

Thanks!

August 2021

Save the dates: The CTL’s popular Teaching at Baruch workshops, designed for new faculty members, will occur on August 20 and 25, from 12 noon to 1 pm. BCTC’s Introduction to Blackboard sessions will be held on August 19 from 11 am to noon and repeat on August 24 from 1 to 2 pm.

Registration for all sessions will be through the CTL website.

A reminder that while we are in COVID exile, there are two easy ways to find out what information sessions are available through the Division of Teaching and Learning:

During the spring and fall semesters, Associate Provost Dennis Slavin sends a weekly calendar to all members of the Baruch faculty through your Baruch email. If you prefer not to retrieve Baruch email, you can channel Baruch email to another account by following the instructions on the Baruch College Technology Center’s website for setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

The Center for Teaching and Learning posts its weekly calendar at the bottom of its landing page. blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ctl/.
Descriptions and Registration materials for all workshops are on the website.

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