Inside the Classroom
Student Support Services
Reading Period
Final Exams

Inside the Classroom

Academic and Behavioral Concerns
Because faculty play prominent roles in the daily lives of students as teachers, mentors, and advisors, they are often the first to notice when a student may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. While each case will be unique, Brown provides resources for consultation and assistance.

Key Contacts for Assistance

 Type of Concern Contacts
Immediate harm or threat Brown Department of Public Safety (DPS)
(401) 863-4111
Student Behavior
to consult on having action taken or for support
Monday-Friday office hours
Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs (PCSUG): (401) 863-7900

Program Director:
Summer@Brown – James Chansky (401) 863-7905

After office hours, evenings and weekends:
1. call Brown Public Safety non-emergency: (401)-863-3322
2. ask to be connected to the Resident Director (RD) or Administrator On-Call (AOC)

Academic Issue Undergraduate  and Pre-Baccalaureate students
James Chansky (401) 863-7905

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Class Attendance Policy

  • Students are required to attend every day including the last day of class
  • Instructors are required to take attendance each day. If a student is absent from class, the instructor should follow up with the student by email or in class the next day
  • Instructors should use their discretion about whether the student needs to complete extra work to make up for an absence or has not met the requirements of the course to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Rosters

Viewing Class Rosters
Instructors with an active Banner ID can access their class roster(s) in Banner from mid-May through August 31.

  1. Visit
  2. Login to the main menu with your USERNAME and PASSWORD. (If you haven’t done so, refer to Activating Your Brown Account.)
  3. Choose the Faculty and Advisors link.
  4. Select Summary Class List.
  5. Select the term Summer 2019 from the drop down menu and hit Submit.
  6. Select the CRN from the drop down menu and hit Submit.
  7. Scroll down to see your class roster.

For any questions about accessing Banner, contact Sherry Gubata in the Registrar’s office.

Correcting Credit-Bearing Course Rosters

  • Instructors should print out their Banner class roster for the first day of class.
  • When a student attends your class who is not on the class roster, the instructor takes note of their name and directs the student to the PCSUG Info Desk at the Stephen Robert Campus Center (formerly Faunce House).
  • At the end of the first day of class, the instructor completes and submits the Roster Reconciliation Form to report whether their class attendance matches their Banner roster. Be sure to view and print your class roster again, and take attendance during the week and again on Monday, July 1, the deadline to report your class roster reconciliation. The last day a student can change their course is Wednesday, June 26.
  • Any roster discrepancies must be corrected and finalized by July 1 to ensure correct course student billing by PCSUG.
  • Roster integrity is crucial for the safety and security concerns of all attending students.

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Classroom Issues
Assistance with unlocking building or classrooms Department of Public Safety
401-863-3322 (non-emergency)
Assistance with classroom space (temperature
control, leak, trash, etc.)
Facilities Service Response Center
Assistance with operating media equipment in the classroom Media Services
Concerns about room size or room location
Inquiries regarding card swipe access Access Control Team

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Communication Protocol
In the event of a police, fire or medical emergency during class, contact the Brown Department of Public Safety (DPS) immediately at (401) 863-4111. For routine public safety concerns, contact (401) 863-3322. After you have contacted DPS, please advise our office (PCSUG) at (401) 401-863-7900 and ask to speak with Dean Adrienne Marcus.

Emergency Phones
There are 140 emergency “blue light” phones — identified by yellow call boxes and/or blue overhead lights — located all over campus on buildings and green areas. In addition, there are 58 emergency phones located in elevators. These phones provide a direct link to the Department of Public Safety.

Environmental Health & Safety Concerns
Emergency protocols concerning natural disasters, such as hurricanes, are available on the Environmental Health and Safety website. Emergency status and updates are also available on the emergency announcements page.

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Student Support Services

Brown University offers equal educational opportunities and reasonable accommodations for the needs of qualified students with disabilities. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, reinforced by the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, maintains that no qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education.

If a student requests a disability or learning accommodation in class, the instructor should direct the student to Brown’s Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS).

Student and Employee Accessibility Services
20 Benevolent Street
Tel: 401-863-9588

Reading Period
  • Reading period is time set aside for students to prepare for final exams.
  • Instructors are requested to respect the time set aside for this and to not introduce new material not covered during the length of the course.
  • Review sessions are permitted during the reading period.
  • Final exams may not be given during the reading period.

Final Exams
  • PCSUG assigns the final exam dates and classroom locations for each course. Instructors are notified via email with the date, time and location of their final exam.
  • Summer Session final exams dates/times are fixed to avoid students taking multiple exams concurrently. Instructors are not permitted to change the assigned date of a final exam.
  • Individual instructors may choose to substitute a final paper assignment or project in-lieu of a final exam. In this case instructors should assign the due date of the final paper/final project on the same day as their assigned final exam date.
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