This resource guide is intended to provide you with resources and information about working at Bridgewater State University. Its purpose is to help make your job easier and more satisfying. The guide sets no policy but only draws from existing information on the BSU and related websites, referencing those areas that are of most interest to full-time faculty and librarians. It was prepared in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement with the Massachusetts State College Association, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education policy handbooks, and applicable state and federal laws. Please note that this resource guide does not constitute and should not be interpreted as a contract or binding agreement. Should any information in the resource guide conflict with a collective bargaining agreement or federal or state law, the applicable agreement or law will take precedence.
If you have suggestions for information you would like to see included in this guide, please contact Associate Provost Andy Harris.
IV. Information About Teaching
Academic Calendar; Book Orders and the Bookstore; Class Lists; Web for Faculty; Add/Drop; Withdrawal and Withdrawal Pass/Fail; Waiving Prerequisites; Attendance Policy; Enrollment Census; Midterm Warnings; Final Exams; Grading; Academic Integrity; Student Code of Conduct; Governance Process for Course/Curriculum Changes; Information on Learning Disabilities
V. Support for Teaching
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
VI. Information on Advising
Registrar's Office; Course Catalog; Course Schedule; Degree Audits; Registration Process; Confidentiality of Student Information; Academic Achievement Center; Web for Faculty
XI. Professional Development Resources
Summary of Resources for Faculty; Guidelines for Professional Development Funds; Sabbatical Leaves; Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching (CART); Teaching and Technology Center; Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects (OGSP); Institutional Review Board (IRB); Faculty Awards
XII. College Resources
Center for Multicultural and International Affairs (CMIA); Counseling Center; Children's Center; Health Services; Dining Facilities; Tinsley Athletic Center; Campus Police; Student Involvement and Leadership
XIII. General College Policies
Salary Administration and Payroll Practices; Benefits; Faculty Hiring Manual; IT Policies; Reporting Absences; Jury Duty; School Cancellations; Research Policies; Travel Policy; Use of College Telephones; Employment Verification and Public Information; Personal Data Changes; Policy on Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action; Policy on Sexual Harassment; Policy on Racial Harassment; Policy on Age Discrimination; Policy on Non-Discrimination and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities; Drug-Free Workplace Policy; Smoking Policy
Based on the VL Resource Guide compiled by Nancy Moses and Howard London from materials submitted by Nancy Ferguson, Pamela Hayes-Bohanan, Walter Carroll, Stanley Hamilton, and Marcia Dinneen.
Last Modified: August 16, 2011