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Dr. Marion A. Terenzio
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Sue Zimmermann
Dr. Gail Wentworth
Business & Information Technology
Katrina Pearl, Chair
Early Childhood & Psychology
Elise Weiss, Chair
Dr. Erik Hage, Chair
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Dr. Tom Cronin, Chair
Dr. Timothy Moore
Agricultural Business & Culinary Arts
Dr. Jason Evans, Chair
Doug Hammond, Chair
Animal & Plant Sciences
Dr. Lynn Dunn, Chair
Fisheries, Wildlife, &
Mark Cornwell, Chair
The College’s pay schedule is on a lag system, which means that you get paid for two weeks of work two weeks after the period ends. The official New York State payday is Wednesday (bi-weekly). It is preferred that you use Direct Deposit; the form can be accessed on the HR payroll forms webpage. If you have Direct Deposit, you can also choose to go paperless and not receive a pay stub. If you do not sign up for Direct Deposit, your check will be mailed to your home address. Contact Donna Magill at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-255-5412 for questions about Direct Deposit or pay in general.
The School secretary will assign you an office space and put in a request to have keys issued to you. You will be notified once that request is processed and will need to pick up and sign for your keys at Facilities Management, Service Building A7. See campus map for directions. For questions about keys, contact your School secretary or Joanne Lane at LaneJF@Cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5228. You will also have access to a computer and a phone in your office. Please note that these desks and computer may be shared.
The CobyCard is the official identification card of SUNY Cobleskill. IDs are issued to all members of our community; it is required for identification and to access essential services. It also offers access to convenient prepaid accounts for making purchases on- and off-campus. You should have it with you at all times while on campus. Visit the CobyCard webpage for more information.
Parking permits (decals) are required and extend through each academic year. (They are not required during summer.) All employees can register their vehicle and pay for their decal online or from Stephanie Battisti in Johnson Hall, the headquarters of University Police. See campus map for directions. One-day Visitor Passes are available from the School secretary.
Once your paperwork has been processed by Human Resources and the Business Office, an email account will be generated for you. You will be notified via your personal email account that your SUNY Cobleskill email account is ready. You can access Webmail in the browser.
You are required to have at least one office hour for each section you teach. Your stated office hours must be on your course syllabus/syllabi and submitted to your School office via email.
You should also provide your contact information (home address and telephone number) and indicate whether you want that information to be shared with students. Please keep in mind that some students may not able to see you during the hours you have indicated, so you should indicate how else they may contact you if necessary.
See your department chair for assistance.
Important dates to remember are listed on the Registrar Dates & Deadlines webpage. The Registrar’s office will send these dates by email as calendar invites for you to add to your Outlook Calendar. They will also send an email reminding you when you need to submit such things an enrollment verification or mid-term grades. Contact your School secretary or the Registrar if you have questions about these dates.
It is important for the College to know which students are enrolled in your class(es) by the end of the third week of the semester. The Registrar’s office will remind you of the deadline through your Outlook Calendar and email.
During Weeks 2-10 of the semester, students need your permission to drop your class and must present you with the college’s Course Withdrawal Form for your signature, if you consent. Students may obtain this form from the School offices, faculty work areas, or the Registrar’s office.
You may withdraw a student from your class at any time during the semester using the Academic Deficiency/Withdrawal form, which may be obtained from the School secretaries or in your faculty work area. In some instances, students may be withdrawn without your consent either by the dean of your School or for other administrative reasons. Please follow the instructions on the back of the form.
An instructor may warn or withdraw a student in a course because of excessive absences, cheating, plagiarism, or any other violation of academic regulations and standards as stated in the course policies or the College academic code. The advisor is notified of the warning and the dean will inform the student in writing citing the reason(s) for the withdrawal. Please follow the instructions on the back of the form.
The College’s attendance policy is defined under Academic Policies, section 5.20-5.26. In general, an “instructor's attendance policy, as stated in the course outline, determines how absences will be treated in that course. Any anticipated absence should be brought to the instructor's attention as soon as the student is aware of it, so that appropriate accommodations regarding completion of work may be made. Illness should be reported as soon as possible. (Proof required at the discretion of the instructor)”
“Excessive absence may result in cancellation of the student's course registration.
The course instructor requests such cancellation from the dean of the school in the
degree program which is responsible for the course. This written cancellation results
in grades of "W" or "F."
If the student wishes to appeal (see 4.26), they must do so in writing to the dean of the school in the degree program which is responsible for the course within seven days of the cancellation notice.”
If you need to cancel a class, you should give students, your department chair, and School secretary as much advance notice as possible. If the cancellation has not been planned — in the case of an illness, for example — you should notify students and your department chair via e-mail , if possible. You must also notify the School secretary either by e-mail or by phone so that she can post the cancellation on the appropriate classroom door(s). Please be sure to tell them which classes are being cancelled.
School of Agriculture & Natural Resources: SchoolofAGNR@cobleskill.edu.
Amy Lauterbach: 518.255.5324
Pamela Strobeck: 518.255.5323
School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences: SchoolofBLAS@cobleskill.edu.
Susan Brodie: 518.255.5413
Rooms can be reserved through the Campus Reservation System. If you wish to change (swap) rooms with another instructor, that request must be made through the Registrar’s office. As classroom space is limited, especially on Tuesdays and Thursday, this might not be possible.
School of Agriculture & Natural Resources: SchoolofAGNR@cobleskill.edu
Amy Lauterbach: 518.255.5324
Pamela Strobeck: 518.255.5323
School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences: SchoolofBLAS@cobleskill.edu
Susan Brodie: 518.255.5413
The copiers/printers in faculty work areas are for small jobs. Larger quantities of printed materials must be done through the Print Shop in Alumni Hall, Room 104 or e-mailed directly at email@example.com. You can obtain your department’s account number for print shop jobs from your department chair.
The State University of New York at Cobleskill is a residential community and must stay open at all times. Only the Governor has the authority to close the campus. However, there are occasions when a weather emergency (e.g. serious winter storm) will create the need to cancel of classes, dismiss classes early, or delay the start of classes.
In all cases, employees and students must use their best judgment in determining their own safety when traveling to and from the campus. Leave accruals must be charged unless the Governor officially closes the campus.
The official decision to declare a weather emergency will be made by the College President or her designee in consultation with the Director of Facilities Management as necessary. Dr. Susan Zimmermann, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be the designee.
An appropriate weather-related message will be distributed as follows:
Despite our best efforts, a class cancellation notice for SUNY Cobleskill may get listed among the "school closings" on radio and television stations. Be reminded that this normally means only that classes are cancelled, NOT that the campus is closed. If campus was closed by the Governor, we would communicate that via the voice mail system and campus email.
Please contact Vinny Basile by phone (ext. 5849) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SUNY Cobleskill uses Moodle as its Learning Management System (LMS). For help using Moodle, please contact Vinny Basile by phone (ext. 5849) or by email (email@example.com). You can also submit a Help Desk Support ticket online. If you need assistance with this, please contact your School secretary.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are tools that educators can use to supplement or build a course. OER are free for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute and are a low-cost, tailored solution for faculty and students. This guide provides an overview of OER, how and why it is used, and resources to find OER for your courses. SUNY is currently offering some incentives for creating and using OER in your courses. Please contact Peter Barvoets at firstname.lastname@example.org (x5894) for more information.
“The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.”