Teaching Support

Faculty services provided by the Academic Programs staff include class scheduling and curriculum processing, teaching assistant appointments, teaching equipment scheduling and maintenance, teaching evaluations, coordination of textbook ordering and grade reporting, and updating online class syllabi. 

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is the federal law that governs the rights of students and defines institutional responsibilities with respect to student records. OSC faculty and TAs must complete the online FERPA training prior to gaining access to any system or file containing student data. The training takes about 20 minutes.

Teaching Support Procedures

To view the most up-to-date classroom assignments, please see the Course Schedules page.

If you cannot attend a class or need to temporarily change the schedule of your class, please contact Mark Rodriguez. He will need to know the course number, meeting time and location. He will email your students and post a sign on the door as soon as he hears from you.

There are permanently mounted LCD projectors in Meinel 408, 410, 422 and 432. If you have problems with this equipment, please notify Mark Rodriguez. The office also has an LCD projector available for conference room use; just sign up on the schedule posted on the clipboard on the front counter. Cindy Robertson will take care of the equipment in Meinel 305 and 307. For other equipment needs, please contact Classroom Technology Services.

The Academic Programs staff supplies chalk, erasers and projector bulbs to all the classrooms. Please contact Ruth Corcoran, or any of the office staff, if these items are missing. Other classroom supplies, such as white board markers and transparencies, can be obtained through the Academic Programs office. If you require additional supplies not currently offered, please note that it takes a few days for an order to be filled.

The Office of Student Computing Resources supports four computer labs on campus. Complete the online form to reserve a lab for a particular day or for the entire semester. To view locations, visit the OSCR Web page.

For copying course-related teaching materials, contact Academic Programs to obtain the copy code.

We will be happy to accept or distribute homework or exams. We will set up a basket for your class and place the homework in your mailbox at the end of the day or hold it until you pick it up in our office. There are also locked collection wall bins in the OSC mailroom. We can set up a sheet for students to sign for the exam and then sign it back in, or date stamp the articles if necessary. You can also leave items for your students to pick up during our normal business hours. Contact Ruth Corcoran to make arrangements.

The University asks that you rent vans for your students for field trips through the UA Motor Pool. You will need to reserve the van and complete and submit the authorization form online. Please note that 15-passenger van drivers must be HOV-certified.

In addition to renting a van, you must also submit a pre-travel order form with OSC’s Accounting Office in Meinel 641.