The Zicklin School of Business offers several courses in hybrid and online teaching formats. The following grid denotes the various levels of online content in our classes here at Baruch and show how these map to CUNY’s designations (Yes, No, Some):
|Type of Class||Description||Explanation||“Online Course” (in CUNY Schedule)|
|Traditional||This is a regular face-to-face (FTF) class with limited dependence on technology||While some traditional classes may offer documents for students to download (e.g., a syllabus) from Blackboard, the instruction itself is not technology dependent.||No|
|Web Supported||Technology – especially web-based technology – is used extensively, both in and out of the classroom. All class sessions meet FTF.||A FTF class for which learning activities frequently occur in a web-based environment. These classes require a projector, pc, and live internet connection in the classroom.||No|
|Web Facilitated||Some, but less than one-third, of the instruction is online.||Some FTF class meetings are replaced by online course content and student learning activities.||Some|
|Hybrid||At lest one-third and up to two-thirds of the instruction is online.||Some FTF class meetings are replaced by online course content and student learning activities.||Some|
|Online||At least two-thirds of the instruction in online.||FTF activities may include lab sessions, reviews, exams, etc.||Yes|
For more information regarding Hybrid and Online Teaching at Zicklin, please visit: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/zicklinonline/
The eRoster system allows instructors to view, print, download and certify their course rosters, as well as assign WN/WU grades to student’s in their courses.
Certification of attendance through erosters is a CUNY requirement. It is vital that rosters be certified for each one of the course offerings as it affects compliance with federal regulations and students receiving financial aid.
Please note the following when using eRoster:
- During the eRoster certification process you are required to verify that all students listed are actually attending the class. For any student, who has never attended a class and there is no documented evidence (such as a completed assignment) of the student’s participation in the course, you are to award the grade of “WN,” which indicates “no show” and is non-punitive (has no impact on the Grade Point Average). Students awarded this grade receive an email telling them this.
- You will also, at this time, be able to assign “WU” grades, which are an early failure in the course based upon poor attendance.
- If, after the certification period, a student approaches you because he/she believes he should be reinstated, you may only change the grade through use of the “WN/WU” reversal process in your respective Dean’s office. Please note the “WU” cannot be reversed to allow the student to officially drop the course.
For more information regarding eRoster and the certification process, please visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/registrar/roster.htm.
Please visit the following links for information on online evaluations:
If you have any questions, please contact:
- Office of Testing & Evaluation
Below is the syllabus template, as well as the model syllabus (MBA/MS Level):
The syllabus should state the policy on academic integrity, as well as include the link to Baruch’s general policy, as follows (also see Template above):
“Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Cheating, forgery, plagiarism and collusion in dishonest acts undermine the college’s educational mission and the students’ personal and intellectual growth. Baruch students are expected to bear individual responsibility for their work, to learn the rules and definitions that underlie the practice of academic integrity, and to uphold its ideals. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable excuse for disobeying them. Any student who attempts to compromise or devalue the academic process will be sanctioned. ”
Additional information and definitions can be found at
Students with Disabilities
In addition to the statement on Academic Integrity, the syllabus should also include a section for students with disabilities as follows (also see Template above):
Students with Disabilities:
To qualify for special accommodation you must first register with the Baruch College Disability Services office 646- 312-4590.
In collaboration with CUNY, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) has created guides that will help users navigate Blackboard:
BCTC Training Workshops & Teaching Technology
The BCTC holds workshops throughout the semester to help train faculty and staff with the various technology resources available at the college.
For more information regarding upcoming workshops, please visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training/faculty_training.html
For information regarding instructional resources (e.g. Audio/Visual (Media Resources)), as well as general technology resources, please visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/facstaff/index.htm