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)
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
After office hours, evenings and weekends:
|Academic Issue||Undergraduate and Pre-Baccalaureate students
James Chansky (401) 863-7905
- 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.
Viewing Class Rosters
Instructors with an active Banner ID can access their class roster(s) in Banner from mid-May through August 31.
- Visit http://selfservice.brown.edu
- Login to the main menu with your USERNAME and PASSWORD. (If you haven’t done so, refer to Activating Your Brown Account.)
- Choose the Faculty and Advisors link.
- Select Summary Class List.
- Select the term Summer 2019 from the drop down menu and hit Submit.
- Select the CRN from the drop down menu and hit Submit.
- 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.
|Assistance with unlocking building or classrooms||Department of Public Safety
|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 email@example.com|
|Inquiries regarding card swipe access||Access Control Team
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.
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.
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).
- 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.
- 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.