Maxwell Library; Information on Syllabi; Suggestions for Promoting Academic Integrity; Technology in Classrooms; IT Support Services; Blackboard; Personal Web Pages; Academic Achievement Center; Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching (CART); Teaching and Technology Center; The Copy Center
The Maxwell Library (ext. 1256, http://www.bridgew.edu/library/) has books, journals, videos and other materials for use by students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Reference department also provides library instruction for classes at the request of the instructor. Faculty, staff and students may also receive one-on-one library instruction. Patrons can request library instruction at the reference desk or fill out a form online at http://www.bridgew.edu/Library/biform.cfm.
You may reserve materials for your class using the web-based forms at http://www.bridgew.edu/Library/reserves.cfm.
Document Delivery, or interlibrary loan (http://www.bridgew.edu/Library/dds.cfm), is a service provided to students, faculty and staff. Patrons may request books, journal articles, videos, DVDs, audio cassettes, and material in other formats by filling out a form at the Document Delivery office or online at http://www.bridgew.edu/Library/dds.cfm.
Faculty may check out books for a period of four months and may have up to 50 books out at a time. Faculty also may use the staff photocopier located at the circulation desk to make copies of non-circulating materials for class (limit one article or chapter).
Library resources are available off campus for faculty, students, and staff, but only to those who have registered for a BSU e-mail account. To use the library from home, you will need to log into your BSU account.
Syllabi should be distributed at the initial class meeting. It is suggested that the syllabi include, at the least, your name, office location, office telephone number, e-mail address, office hours, required and suggested texts, course description, specific outcomes and objectives, grading policy, attendance policy, and an outline of class assignments. The class syllabus should explain your expectations of the students. It is best to include all assignments and exams on the syllabus so that students can plan appropriately.
It is far better to take steps that discourage academic misconduct than to have to deal with it after it occurs. Suggestions and some technology support for promoting academic integrity are available at http://it.bridgew.edu/FacStaff/plagiarism/.
Baruch College also provides some suggestions for faculty to help prevent cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic misconduct.
If you do detect academic misconduct in your classes, please be aware of the policy for handling such cases as described in the Student Handbook at http://www.bridgew.edu/Handbook/PoliciesProcedures/academicintegrity.htm.
Information Technology maintains a list of all classrooms and the technology available in each of them. See http://it.bridgew.edu/classrooms.cfm.
The Support Services department in Information Technology provides technical support in the computer labs, classrooms, faculty and administration offices, student technology workshops, and notebook computing centers and for call center operations and audiovisual equipment. You can check out equipment needed for class, or order special equipment to be delivered to your class. You can reserve equipment by calling ext. 2555. Two Support Services Centers are located on campus: the Maxwell Library basement level, and the Moakley Technology Center, Room 130. For more information, see http://it.bridgew.edu/Support/.
Blackboard is the online course management system that allows faculty to create customized web sites for courses, communicate with students in a variety of ways, and even administer online quizzes and exams. To use Blackboard, you must have an account on the Blackboard system and also have the template for a course website set up by staff in the Teaching and Technology Center, which can be reached at 508-531-2634. The TTC runs workshops on Blackboard and other technologies on a regular basis. The home page for Blackboard is at http://blackboard.bridgew.edu/.
The college provides server space for personal web pages. Webhost is the name of the server used as host. Every person with a BSU User Account is assigned a folder on this server which can contain up to 40 megabytes of data. For information, see http://it.bridgew.edu/FacStaff/Webhost/. A list of faculty web pages can be found at http://www.bridgew.edu/FacultyPages.cfm.
Policies governing personal web pages are at http://it.bridgew.edu/Policy/.
The Academic Achievement Center provides an array of learning assistance programs for students and can partner with individual faculty on their courses. Information on the Academic Achievement Center is found in the Resource Guide at http://www.bridgew.edu/Depts/AcAffairs/FT/advising.cfm#AAC.
CART (Moakley Center, Room 219, ext. 1767) advances and promotes the teaching and scholarly activities of Bridgewater State College faculty and librarians through professional development seminars and internal grants for research and travel. You are encouraged to take advantage of CART's services. Announcements of seminars, presentations, and special events sponsored by CART are distributed through e-mail. See http://www.bridgew.edu/Depts/CART.
The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) is on the second floor of the Moakley Center and provides faculty with resources and services for integrating information and instructional technology to support and enhance the College's teaching and learning mission. Training, support, and production services are available to assist faculty with classroom technology, web based instruction, and various teaching and research projects. The TTC promotes activities and operational support services for projects for effective use of instructional technology in teaching. The TTC website is at http://it.bridgew.edu/FacStaff/ttcmission/.
The Copy Center (http://www.bridgew.edu/CopyCenter/) provides service for all academic, administrative, and student organizations on campus. The Copy Center provides single- and double-sided copying with collating, stapling, and color paper options. Most jobs are done within two days, but some are completed in one. Jobs are requested through the use of a form signed by your department chair. The Copy Center is located in Room 030 Tillinghast Hall.
Last Modified: June 19, 2012