The Baruch College Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Last updated on 12/02/2003
There are two Bulletins Undergraduate and Graduate. These bulletins, published every two years, are essential sources of information to the students about Baruch, how it operates, degree programs and requirements, and course descriptions.
The most important aspect of these bulletins for the adjunct is the course description. These descriptions are, in a sense, a contract between Baruch, the students, and you. Students make decisions based upon these descriptions. It behooves you to make sure the content of the course description is aligned with your intent as a teacher.
Course descriptions (and names) are changed through an extensive process involving departmental Curricula Committees. Issues that you may have with descriptions and names should be discussed with your departmental chairperson.
You should clearly define the course in your syllabus and discuss it with the students during the first class. Always limit the opportunities for misunderstandings.