UC Blue Ash College

New Faculty Frequently Asked Questions

Go to the UC Registrar, click on faculty resources, click on class lists. Blackboard is populated with your students after the registrar's list is complete. For Blackboard phone support, please contact 513-556-4357 and select option 3 (unless it is a password issue, in which case select option 2).

Go to the UC Registrar, click on faculty resources, click on calendars, click on exam calendar.

Go to the security office located in Muntz 134 and give them your M#, and they will look for you in the the system. If you need further assistance, please visit office the Dean's Office in Muntz 140 or call extension 5660.

Upon your hire being made official, the Blue Ash College IT department called University of Cincinnati Instructional Technology (UCIT) to generate your UC email. The format of every UC email follows the firstname.lastname@uc.edu pattern.

Go to the Employee Self Service Website. Your login is your central login, which is the username and password you have for Blackboard. At this site, you will set up your direct deposit information. UC does not issue paper checks anymore: it is all direct deposit. 

A Parking Decal is attained in the Dean's Office Muntz 140.

  • For full-time: There is a $10.00 charge taken automatically from your pay monthly.
  • Adjuncts pay $11.00 by check or exact change cash in the dean's office PER SEMESTER.
  • Adjuncts pay $22.00 if teaching 7 or more credit hours per semester.
  • The pass allows for parking in the yellow lined parking spots.
  • Your decal must be displayed at all times or you may receive a ticket.

If you are a full-time, tenure track faculty member, the university will reimburse you for conference travel. All travel expenditures are handled through UC's Concur system. Get the full details at UC Central Travel Resources.

Contact the department secretary BASecre@uc.edu, provide them the last 5 digits of your Social Security number and they will set it up for you.

Email netsupport@ucblueash.uc.edu with your request, and they will either push the new software to your computer for you, or they will log into your computer and upload it for you.

Call the Information Technology department at extension 8308.

There is a cabinet of office supplies in the photocopy room on the first floor of Walters and in the Administrative Assistants' office on the third floor of Muntz. If you require something that is not in the general cabinets, speak to the administrative assistant for your department.

You should have a clear plagiarism policy in your syllabus. You can also use SafeAssign, a plagiarism checker, which is found in Blackboard. 

Then you must follow this process:

  1. Speak to the student personally to discuss the situation and the outcome.
  2. If this does not resolve the problem, put your concerns and your policy in writing, and arrange for a meeting for you, the student, and the chair of your department to resolve the issue.
  3. If this does not resolve the problem, you may file a formal complaint with the Office of University Judicial Affairs alleging a violation of the Student Code of Conduct by a student. The form you must file and the protocol are outlined on the Incidient Reporting webpage.

In the event of a medical emergency, your first priority is the safety of the student and then the rest of the class.

  • Make sure the student who is in distress is not endangering himself. Have the student lie on the floor, if possible, with a clear airway, neck support, and sufficient covering to stay warm.
  • Designate one student to call campus security at 513-745-5707 and 911.
  • Designate another student to stand at the door to direct emergency personnel to the room.
  • Ask the rest of the students to leave the classroom.
  • Stay with the student, offering appropriate support, until the emergency personnel arrive.

To access voicemail from any phone, dial 936-1515. From your campus phone, you only need to dial 1515.

On your mobile device, you will need to set up your exchange account email. Information Technology can help you. From any web-connected computer or mobile device, you can check your mail through a browser.

You will have access to the Secure wireless network. Learn about information technology at UC Blue Ash. If you have difficulties connecting, go to Information Technology in Muntz 112, and they will be able to help get your computer configured.

Check out the online faculty handbook. This is a Share Point site which will require your UC Central Login user name and password.

You can visit the general AAUP website, or contact the Blue Ash College AAUP representative, John McNay at 792-8631. You can sign up using the online membership form.

You should also familiarize yourself with UC's collective bargaining agreement.

You must send the person to the UC Blue Ash College Accessibility Resources office. They are available online, and in person,

Muntz Hall • Room 112 E
Phone: 513-792-8625
Fax: 513-792-8624

The student should receive letter from Accessibility Resources, and there should be a line where you sign that you are aware of the specific services that this student will be able to use.  

Encourage them to do this early by putting information about this office in your syllabus. Here’s the suggested statement that was approved by faculty senate below. 

Accessibility Resources provides assistance to students with all types of disabilities. Students may be eligible for classroom note takers, adapted testing, audio books, enlarged print, sign language interpreters, and other services as needed. The Accessibility Resources Office is also an information and referral center for all students, faculty and staff who have disability concerns or questions. Information can be obtained on a number of issues including; community services and resources, types of adaptive equipment, accessibility modifications for home or office, adapted sports and recreation.

There are mental health resources available at UC Blue Ash. Appointments and referrals should go through Frances Lowery in the Dean's Suite (Muntz 140). You can stop by and talk to Frances, call 745-5670, or email her at loweryfk@ucmail.uc.edu. You can also visit the Counseling Services webpage.

The UC Blue Ash Writing and Study Skills Center is available to assist students. The Writing Center can be found in the computer concourse, in room 112 K. The phone number is 513-745-5733, and appointments can also be made through Starfish.

The Math Lab is located in Muntz Hall Room 348. The phone number is 513-745-5760 

No appointment is necessary to get help from the academic tutors and the selected student tutors, or to use the supplementary materials available in the lab.   

When not busy with other students, the tutors will be glad to help students over the telephone with problems from textbooks used in UCBA classes.

Check out the on-demand videos for quick answers to questions, and be on the lookout for workshops on the UC main workshop calendar

There are student assistants in the computer concourse who may be able to answer your questions. For Blackboard phone support, please contact 513-556-4357 and select option 3 (unless it is a password issue, in which case select option 2).

Blackboard emails can still be sent to blackboard@uc.edu or helpdesk@uc.edu

Students can ask for help from the student assistants in the computer concourse.

Students can call for Blackboard phone support at 513-556-4357 and select option 3 (unless it is a password issue, in which case select option 2).

You could also make a Jing video tutorial and show them how to use BB functions. There are some Blackboard on-demand videos for students that you could post. 

Visit the online home of the UC Benefits office.

Do not hesitate to call the HR office at 513-556-6381 for specific questions. They are very helpful. If you need to visit Human Resources, you need to go to:

Human Resources
340 University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive
PO Box 210039
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0039

Blue Ash College faculty and students can join the Blue Ash Recreational Center for the local business membership fee of $260 for a family and $130 for a single person. You must show a current printout of your paycheck from UCFLEX to verify employment. Check out the Blue Ash Recreation Center. The Rec Center is located two minutes from campus on 4433 Cooper Road (45242).

University of Cincinnati employees also get a discounted membership at the Blue Ash YMCA. Visit the Blue Ash YMCA website.

You may also join the fitness center at the uptown campus for a fee.

The college rarely closes due to weather. If it does, Blackboard will have an institutional announcement posted that indicates the closing. You can also sign up for a text to be delivered to your phone.

If UC is open during inclement weather, but you cannot get to the college and so must cancel class, you should call the switchboard "class cancellation" line at 513-792-8633 and follow instructions on the recording; a cancellation notice should be posted on Blackboard as well as emailed to all students in the class.

Call your departmental secretary. (*Note: Keep this number in your phone.)  Email your department chair. Post an announcement on Blackboard, and email it to students in the class. Give students an alternative assignment over the material from that day.

Specific policies vary depending on your department.  You may not cancel a class for personal appointments.  If you must miss a class due to conference attendance, you must consult with your department chair well before the event to make appropriate arrangements.   If you are ill, and you must cancel class, call the department administrative assistant to put up a class cancellation sign for you, email all your students, and post an announcement on your BB site. Consult with your department chair about what kind of make-up arrangements will be appropriate.

If UC is open during inclement weather, but you cannot get to the college and so must cancel class, you should call the switchboard “class cancellation” line. Call 513-792-8633 and follow instructions on the recording; a cancellation notice should be posted on Blackboard as well as emailed to all students in the class.

For more information about grades at UC, consult the Registrar's Guide.

  • “WX” (Official withdrawal, Non-attendance/participation).
    Instructors will record a “WX” for those students who officially withdrew from the class (as denoted on the Online Class Grading roster by either “EW” or “W”) but who never attended any classes and did not submit any assigned work. The instructor may replace a “W” appearing on the Online Class Grading roster with a "WX" by clicking "no" participation for that student.  An assignment of “WX” has no impact on the student’s GPA.  A “W” will appear on the student’s online grade report and on the transcript.  The “WX” recognizes the student’s official withdrawal from the class and only records the fact of non-participation.
  • "UW" (Unofficial Withdrawal, Attendance/participation)
    Instructors will record a “UW” (unofficial withdrawal) only for students who cease to attend a class following some attendance or participation. The "UW" carries zero (0.00) quality points. It is calculated into the GPA like the "F" grade.
  • “X” (Unofficial Withdrawal, Non-attendance/participation)
    Instructors will record an “X” on the final grade roster for students who never attended any classes and did not submit any assigned work.  The “X” will appear on the transcript and will carry zero (0.00) quality points.  It is calculated into the GPA like the “F” grade.
  • "I" (Incomplete).
    No grade quality points (none) during first quarter after the "I" is incurred; thereafter, zero (0.0000) grade quality points.  Instructors use the "I" when students fail to submit all of required coursework by the end of the quarter. Only award the "I" if it is possible for students to complete the work without class attendance. In undergraduate courses, the "I" does not factor into the grade point averages during the quarter immediately after it is awarded. Following that subsequent quarter, the "I" carries zero (0.00) quality points and is calculated into the GPA like the "F" grade. After one (1) year, any "I" grade remaining on the student's record automatically changes to the "I/F," which carries zero (0.00) quality points and affects the student's GPA like the "F" grade.

No, do not give an F to someone who has never shown up for class.  For this, you give an “X” (Unofficial Withdrawal, Non-attendance/participation)

Instructors will record an “X” on the final grade roster for students who never attended any classes and did not submit any assigned work.  The “X” will appear on the transcript and will carry zero (0.00) quality points.  It is calculated into the GPA like the “F” grade.

Submit your grades at the Faculty Resources hub, and use your central login to log into the grading area.

First, you should check with your department chair because some sequenced courses share a textbook.  Visit the UC Blue Ash bookstore online if you are ordering textbooks for yourself on the Blue Ash campus, or email 0030mgr@follett.com for information about ordering online.

You can also visit the bookstore for an order form in Muntz 126 or call to order at 513-745-5610

Use your ID card on the key-card entry. Swiping your ID will get you into the building where your office is located after-hours, but not any other building.

New faculty should be issued a new computer. Then it gets replaced according to your department’s replacement schedule. Check with your chair to find out where you are on that schedule.

To book a room for a meeting, please contact your Program Coordinator. If you need to change the room for a class, contact your department chair.

Go to the UC Registrar page, then faculty resources, then class lists, then login to get your class list and your room location.

Resources

Contact Information

Learning and Teaching Center
513-936-7118
bradford.mallory@uc.edu

513-936-7129
rita.kumar@uc.edu