Administrative Matters

Faculty absences

With advance notice:

Notify your students that class will be cancelled or that they will have a guest speaker in your absence

  • Notify the Dean
    Graduate School Dean: 978.542.7044
    Continuing Ed. Dean: 978.542.6324
  • Remember faculty members are expected to attend all class sessions. Only cancel class for unavoidable reasons. If a faculty member is persistently absent from regularly scheduled classes, or of late arrivals and or early dismissals, the Dean will take steps to replace the faculty member with another instructor.

The day of class:

  • Notify the Dean
    Graduate School Dean: 978.542.7044
    Continuing Ed. Dean: 978.542.6324
  • With four hours notice, all of your students will be contacted by phone.
  • A note will be placed on your classroom door.
  • If possible, please email an announcement that class is cancelled.
  • Upon your return to class, arrange with the students how to schedule a make-up session.
  • Remember faculty members are expected to attend all class sessions. Only cancel class for unavoidable reasons. If a faculty member is persistently absent from regularly scheduled classes, or of late arrivals and or early dismissals, the Dean will take steps to replace the faculty member with another instructor.

Faculty members do not cancel classes due to inclement weather; this responsibility rests solely with the College Administration.

 

Make-up Classes

Friday evenings are normally times when make-up classes can be scheduled due to the minimal conflict of available classroom space.

If a room needs to be reserved for a make up class, DGCE will make the arrangements. It is not recommended that make-ups be done through extending the class time or skipping breaks. Classes are meant to run for two and a half hours with one short break.

Requesting a Change in a Classroom

  • Do not change your classroom on your own.
  • Rooms that may look empty often are scheduled to be in use. A class may be in the library, starting later, or beginning later in the semester.
  • If you are not in your scheduled room, we will be unable to contact you or your students in the event of an emergency.
  • To request a class change, contact the Graduate School or Continuing Education as appropriate.

Creating or Changing Graduate Courses or Programs

  • Contact the appropriate program coordinator.
  • Complete the appropriate form
    Format for Presenting a New Course Outline
    Request for Changes in an Existing Course
    Request for a Change in a Graduate Program
  • Give your completed materials to the Graduate Office for them to submit to the Graduate Education Council.
  • You will be told the date and time of the meeting at which your proposal will be considered. Make every effort to attend that meeting, although your coordinator may speak for you.
  • The Graduate Education Council will review your materials and either accept it as it stands, table it to a future meeting pending revisions, or choose not to consider it at this time.
  • If approved by the Graduate Education Council, the changes will be sent the Registrar's Office to be processed.
  • The changes will be implemented in the course no sooner than the start of the next semester.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact the Dean of the Graduate School.

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