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Universities at Shady Grove Faculty Guidebook



This guidebook pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

  • Academic Advising

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Refer students seeking academic advising to Toyette Sullivan on the USG campus, 301.738.6352, or to the appropriate program director:

    Simulation and Digital Entertainment

    Health Systems Management, B.S. and M.S.

    Publications Design

    M.P.A.

    D.P.A.

  • Academic Support Services

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Michela Lakkala, coordinator
    301.738.6107
    Building III-1118

    The Center for Academic Success offers:

    • writing assistance: students can work one on one with one of our professional consultants to hone their writing skills
    • Guided Study Sessions: peer-led workshops on such topics as speed reading, interest and time management, and study strategies
    • academic coaching: one-on-one academic "personal training" that allows students to discuss with a counselor their personal and academic goals, how they can achieve these goals and what obstacles stand in their way
    • tutoring disability support: CAS offers test-proctoring services and can act as a liaison between students at USG and their home campus, as well as between students and their professors
  • Career & Internship Services Center

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Julia Rader, director
    301.738.6063
    Building III-1113

    The Career & Internship Services Center offers career advising to students as they prepare for an internship or job search. Working in partnership with the University of Baltimore, the CISC provides an additional layer of support to students on the USG campus. Through individual advising sessions, group workshops and events, and virtual resources, students can receive assistance with career-related topics, including:

    • resume and cover letter writing
    • job and internship opportunities
    • interview preparation
    • salary negotiation.

    In addition, the center offers employers several opportunities to recruit UB students for internships and employment. Through campus visits and use of our Web-based job-posting system, the USG Career Connector, employers can advertise current internship or employment openings, review student resumes, and showcase their industry or company.

  • Class Meeting Schedule

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Simulation and Digital Entertainment classes meet weekdays for 15 weeks.

    Health Systems Management classes meet Saturdays for 10 weeks.

    Publications Design classes meet Saturdays and Sundays for 15 weeks.

    M.P.A. and D.P.A. classes meet on Saturdays and Sundays six times during the semester.

    Consult MyUB and the academic calendar for exact class meeting dates. Also consult USG's holiday schedule.

    Classroom locations are available on the USG website and not via MyUB. Visit the Academic Schedule page and choose the semester of interest.

  • Classrooms

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Each classroom comes equipped with the following:

    • teacher lectern with computer/projector
    • CD/DVD/VHS player
    • overhead projector
    • access to floppy disk drives and USB Ports (for flash drives)
    • Internet access
    • “play by play” on anything projected through the system
    • dry erase boards
    • complete wireless capabilities for personal computers.

    Technology training is available; contact the IT Help Desk or the IT Helpline at 301.738.6363 for additional assistance.

  • Computer Log In

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    You have been given access to the USG computer system. Initial login information for the classroom computers will be e-mailed directly to you.

    You can change your password after your initial login by following the onscreen instructions.

    To access your UB computer account from a Baltimore campus computer or remotely through MyUB, use your UB user ID (UBXXXXX) and password.

  • Contact Information

    Universities at Shady Grove
    9630 Gudelsky Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Toyette Sullivan, student support services coordinator
    UB Office of Advising and Admissions at USG
    301.738.6352

  • Course Evaluations

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    UB course evaluations are administered during the last two weeks of classes (except for classes meeting on a compressed schedule; evaluations are administered the last week only) at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. You will be advised of the process, which is similar to that at the Baltimore campus, as the semester draws to a close. The Universities at Shady Grove may request that you gather information through surveys or make announcements to the students; please accommodate these requests as well as you can.

  • Directions/Parking

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    Consult directions to USG. Parking is open to all; neither faculty nor students need permits. Please be aware that USG holds events even during weekends, so parking lots may be crowded.

  • Disability Services

    Students in need of disability services, including additional testing time, physical assistance or other services, should contact UB's Center for Educational Access at 410.837.4775.

  • Email Policy

    UB policy requires all official business be conducted through assigned UB email addresses for students and faculty. You will receive your UB email address (@ubalt.edu) at the time of your employment. If you need assistance with e-mail, visit the UB Office of Technology Services Web page or contact OTS; 410.837.6262.

  • Faculty Office

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    The Camille Kendall Academic Center (USG Building III), Room 5139, is the UB faculty office; it is equipped with two desks/computers, two phone lines, printing capabilities, storage and supplies. This office is locked but can be accessed with a number access code.

    The phone numbers for this office are 301.738.6142 and 301.738.6143.

  • Food

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    The Green Grove Café is on the first floor of the Camille Kendall Academic Center (SG III); view hours of operation. In addition, there are a variety of restaurants (sit down and fast food) in the immediate area. There is also a Giant Food supermarket within walking distance.

    Vending machines and microwaves are available in each Shady Grove building, and some food items and sodas are sold in the bookstore.

  • Shady Grove Library

    For reference materials and the instruction librarian, email shadylib@umd.edu.

    View information for faculty and hours of operation .

    The 22,500-square-foot library provides the following resources:

    • comfortable study carrels and reading rooms
    • four different areas for quiet and group study:
      • eight glassed-in group study rooms for four to eight people
      • a main reading room
      • individual study carrels
      • a study lounge with 36 lounge chairs
    • a dedicated copy room with a black-and-white and a color copier, black-and-white and color printers and a pay-for-print (debited) card dispenser
    • handouts of library services and resources at the circulation desk
    • daily newspapers with back issues available up to three months
    • 18 computer stations with Internet access and hookups for laptop computers
    • an ADA-compliant work station with several adaptive-technology software programs Canon Microfiche reader and scanner
    • three DVD and VCR viewing stations.

    Training for use of the library and its services is also available.

  • MyUB

    MyUB is the University of Baltimore’s portal. Students and faculty can access their personalized information through the portal by logging in with their UB user ID (UBXXXXX) and password. Students use the portal to register for classes, check grades, apply for graduation and more. Faculty use the portal to view class rosters and schedules and to post grades.

    If you or your students need assistance in accessing MyUB, please contact the UB Office of Technology Services; 410.837.6262.

  • Online Instruction

    Access UB's online course management tool, Sakai, from the Tools menu in MyUB. To access Sakai, use your UB username and password. Contact Terry Ross (410.837.5078) or J. Haulsee (410.837.6541) in the e-Learning Center for more information.

  • Posting Grades

    See the online catalog for grading explanations.

    For faculty members teaching in the B.S. in Health Systems Management, M.P.A. or D.P.A. programs, contact College of Public Affairs Associate Dean Laura Wilson-Gentry (410.837.6102) or College of Public Affairs academic adviser Megan Manley (410.837.5128) with questions about grading.

    For faculty members teaching in the B.S. in Simulation and Digital Entertainment or M.A. in Publications Design programs, contact College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Sandra Hill (410.837.6134) or the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Advising (410.837.5351) with questions about grading

    Grades are posted through MyUB; directions will be sent to you when grade rosters become available. If you need assistance, please contact your program director, the College of Public Affairs Office of the Dean at 410.837.5359 or the College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean at 410.837.5358, or the Office of Records and Registration at 410.837.4825.

  • Printing and Photocopying

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    UB Faculty and Staff: UB has a unique copy code for each program to be used in the workroom on the fifth floor of Building III. Contact Toyette Sullivan (301.738.6352) for access to your program's specific copy code.

    UB Students: Copiers for student use are in various locations in the three buildings on campus. They can purchase cards to pay for copier usage via Pay-for-Print machines in the Office of Information Technology Lab (Bldg III, second floor), the USG Library (Bldg III, first floor) and the Bldg I vending/snack area on the second floor.

  • Public Safety

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    To contact a security guard 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call:

    • from any campus phone: 6065
    • from an off-campus phone: 301.738.6065.
  • Reserving Course Materials

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    You can place course materials on reserve at the Shady Grove Library through the online Shady Grove Library Reserves Request. The library staff will put the materials on a reserve shelf; students can use the materials in the library or can check them out for a two-hour period. You can authorize overnight borrowing of reserve materials in exceptional cases.

    You are responsible for removing any of your own materials that you have placed on reserve with the library no later than two weeks after the end of each semester. If you’re interested in keeping materials on reserve for the following semester, you are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions. Contact the library staff (see Shady Grove Library) for more information.

  • Supplies

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    UB has stocked the USG faculty office with various supplies, including basic desk items, dry erase markers, easels, paper, etc.

  • Technology

    USG Office of Information Technology: 301.738.6363
    UB Office of Technology Services: 410.837.6262

    USG Technical Support is available to assist you with any computer-related issues, including access to the computer labs, hardware/software issues, IVN and printing issues.

    View Office of Information Technology support hours and open lab hours.

    UB’s OTS office is available for assistance with MyUB, e-mail and other UB-specific technology issues.

  • Textbooks

    Students can purchase their books at the Shady Grove Bookstore or at the Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore bookstore on the Baltimore campus.

    You should order textbooks for your class as soon as possible through the Faculty page of the UB Bookstore (operated by Barnes & Noble) on the Baltimore campus. (Alternatively, you can access the UB bookstore's home page and click on "Faculty Resources" in the top, right-hand corner.) If you are not using any text materials, you must indicate this on the bookstore website. Register to submit course and book information, review books used for courses in previous terms, select new titles and provide the bookstore with additional information about course and book needs.

    You may want to reference the bookstore's frequently asked questions about textbook ordering.

    View hours of operation for the Shady Grove Bookstore.

  • Weather Policy

    This information pertains to faculty who teach at the Universities at Shady Grove only.

    USG has its own inclement weather policy; please comply with USG weather announcements and not UB weather announcements. You can sign up to receive weather and emergency alerts via e-mail or text message.