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General Resources

Faculty/Staff Guide

Please contact Cathy McDonnell, 410-455-5936, cat@umbc.edu for a copy of the SAHAP Faculty/Staff Guide.

Staff Assistance

Amy Barnes, Administrative Assistant (410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu):
Front Office support, ANTH/SOCY undergraduate program support, SAHAP faculty support, Conference room scheduling, Department laptops/equipment, Purchasing/supplies, Back up payroll, Paycheck distribution, Student worker supervision

Faith Dinh, Graduate Coordinator (410-455-3365, faithdinh@umbc.edu):
Graduate program support (BA/MA, GRND, PBC, MA), Graduate advising, Graduate assistantship and Grader assignments, Graduate program events, Website maintenance

Jennifer Kelly, Accountant (410-455-2084, jennifer.kelly@umbc.edu)
SAHAP financial support, SAHAP budget, SAHAP payroll/hiring, Personnel contracts (adjunct faculty, graduate assistant, student worker, and contingent employee), GA financial matters, SAHAP faculty and staff travel coordination, P-card and D-card program supervision, Purchasing oversight, Reimbursements, Sensitive inventory, Vendor contracts, Scholarship/award processing

Cathy McDonnell, Department Coordinator (410-455-5936, cat@umbc.edu):
Department Chair support, Recruitment, DPT&C, Department Council and Executive Committee support, Academic program oversight, Administrative Assistant and Program Management Specialist supervision

Melissa Rose, Program Management Specialist (410-455-2074, mrose4@umbc.edu):
HAPP undergraduate program support, HAPP internship support, SAHAP course scheduling, SAHAP catalog updates, SAHAP UGC support

Julie Rosenthal, Program Management Specialist (410-455-2081, julier@umbc.edu):
GERO graduate program support

Debbie Sanford, Coordinator of Advising (410-455-3711, dsanford@umbc.edu):
SAHAP assistance on student campus referrals (e.g. Career Center, Learning Resources Center, Registrar), SAHAP guidance on difficult advising situations, special exceptions, and UMBC academic advising policies and procedures, SAHAP suspension/dismissal reviews, SAHAP advisor assignments, SAHAP guidance on the course equivalency process for current students, SAHAP coordination for graduation reviews, HAPP advising load, Academic Advisor supervision

Questions about who to contact? Ask Cathy McDonnell, 410-455-5936, cat@umbc.edu.

Office Space/Keys

Office: The Department endeavors to make office space available to all full-time and adjunct instructors.  Full-time faculty members are assigned private offices whenever possible, while adjunct faculty typically share office space with others who teach at different times or on different days. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu with concerns regarding office space.

Keys: All faculty and staff are provided a hard copy key which will provide access to their assigned office space and the Mail/Copy Room. Faculty and staff may use their campus card to access the department hallways (before 8:00am and after 8:00pm) and the department conference room, PUP 204. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for PUP 204 access requests.

Shared Spaces

Mail/Copy Room (PUP 253): This space is designated for use by the department. The Mail/Copy Room (PUP 253) is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. After hours entry provided via hard copy key.

Reading Room (PUP 256): This space is designated for use by the department and its students for meetings and studying. The Reading Room (PUP 256) is open, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the exception of prescheduled meetings, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for Reading Room scheduling requests.

Department Conference Room (PUP 204): This space is designated for use by the department for classes, meetings, and events. Entry provided via campus card. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for PUP 204 access and scheduling requests.

Technical Assistance (Computer, Phone, Printer/Copier)

Computer: Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with AD access (access to log into a computer and use the networked copy machines) and technical problems.

Phone: Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for conference phone requests. Please contact the Jennifer Kelly, 410-455-2084, jennifer.kelly@umbc.edu for long distance code requests.

Printer/Copier: Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with technical problems.

Blackboard

Please contact the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) for assistance with Blackboard. Requests can be submitted via RT ticket on the myUMBC homepage.

Photocopy Assistance

Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for photocopy assistance. Request forms are available in the Mail/Copy Room and should be submitted at least 2 business days in advance of the date needed.

Proctoring Assistance

Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for a copy of the SAHAP Proctoring Policy.

Student Disability Services (SDS)

Please contact the Office of Student Disability Services, disAbility@umbc.edu for assistance with accommodation services. Instructions and details regarding accommodated test submission can be found online at their website.

Test Grading Services

The Technology Support Center (TSC) provides scantron test scoring services. Information regarding this service can be found online at their website.

Grading Schedule

The grading schedule for the current semester can be found online at the Registrar’s website. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with grade change requests.

Department Calendar

Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for calendar access requests and event submissions.

Supplies

The department has a range of supplies, from exam essay booklets and computer-graded test forms (scantrons), to markers and file folders, available for instructional and administrative use. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with obtaining office supplies and supply order requests.

Equipment Rentals

The department has laptops and DisplayPort adapters for loan. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu with rental requests.

Textbook Adoptions

Please contact the UMBC Bookstore, textbook@umbc.edu for assistance with textbook adoptions. Deadlines and details can be found online at their website. Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with desk copy requests.

Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery

The Library Specialist for the department is Joanna Gadsby, 410-455-2358, gadsby@umbc.edu.

Health and Support Services

The Counseling Center: The Counseling Center provides counseling services to UMBC students with a variety of personal, academic, and career concerns. Information regarding their services can be found online at their website.

University Health Services (UHS): University Health Services provides health care and health education services to UMBC students, faculty, and staff. Information regarding their services can be found online at their website.

The Women’s Center: The Women’s Center advances gender equity from an intersectional feminist perspective through co-curricular programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized individuals and communities. Information regarding their services and mission can be found online at their website.

Special Visitor/Guest Parking Permits

Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for assistance with obtaining a visitor guest code.

Facilities and Custodial Services

Please contact Amy Barnes, 410-455-3979, amyb@umbc.edu for facility and custodial requests.

Reimbursements (General)

Please contact Jennifer Kelly, 410-455-2084, jennifer.kelly@umbc.edu regarding general reimbursements. For reimbursements related to travel, refer to the “Travel Resources” tab.