Widener Hall Room 217
Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lila Coddington, Staff Assistant
The Faculty Office suite includes workspace, computers, mailboxes, conference/seminar rooms (Widener Room 213 - 10 to 12 seats; Widener Room 220, 8 seats), and temporary storage space for class materials. The office also provides wireless access. You may hold office hours, receive mail, receive messages from students, make last-minute copies, and obtain basic teaching supplies. In an emergency, if you are late or need to cancel a class, contact this office.
The following departments maintain separate offices:
Community and Regional Planning - West Hall - 267-468-8300
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture - Dixon Hall - 267-468-8181
Copiers are available throughout campus. Faculty may use Diamond Dollars, a department code, or cash as follows:
Learning Center and West Hall - General access; Diamond Dollars only
Widener Hall Room 217 - Faculty only; code access
Library - General access; coin operated and Diamond Dollars
West Hall 101
M-Th: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Barbara Kirsch, Coordinator
You can obtain your parking permit (purple hangtag) and gate card by visiting the Bursar’s Office in West Hall Room 101 and providing your car’s make and license number.
Please note that there is an annual fee. If you have paid for parking at the Main Campus, you do not need to pay an additional fee at Ambler for a hangtag, but you must obtain a gate card.
If you are adjunct faculty, speak with your department administrator about obtaining an Adjunct Faculty Parking Payment Authorization. Faculty parking is located in Lot #1 on Meetinghouse Road and at the Learning Center, Lot #2.
Widener Hall Room 223 (in the Faculty Office)
Classroom assignments are posted online in the Class Schedule. Please call or visit the Scheduling
Office to discuss classroom needs or questions.
Classroom Technology Support (Audio Visual)
Learning Center - First Floor
Karen Pyle, Media Specialist
Audiovisual equipment and smart carts are available to all faculty. To reserve audiovisual equipment, call CTS, or e-mail
Instructional Support Center
Learning Center Room 111
The Instructional Support Center has knowledgeable staff who can demonstrate the latest instructional technologies, including Blackboard, Temple’s online course management and delivery tool.
With Blackboard you can give your students access to course notes, supplemental readings, links to external sites, and their grades. You can even give tests.
Mailboxes are located in either Widener Hall Room 217 or your department’s office. Annoucements, messages, student materials and other mail will be placed in your mailbox.
Class lists are available through TUPortal. After signing in, go to TU Applications on the left side and look for the class list option. More detailed class lists are available from Self Service Banner (also in the TU Applications list) by choosing the Faculty and Advisors option and following the prompts to Detailed Class List. Click the red question mark on the top right of the TUPortal hompage for help. In the “Help for Faculty” section you may view video tutorials about accessing class lists, completing midterm progress reports, and submitting grades, as well as learn about Blackboard.
The SFF course and teaching evaluation process will be done online. Several weeks before the end of the semester faculty and students will receive e-mails that will provide e-SFF instructions, links, and dates/deadlines. Visit here for more information.
SEPTA Regional High Speed Lines:
The Lansdale-Doylestown line (formerly R5) makes at least one stop an hour from 5 a.m. to midnight at the Ambler train station. The University provides free bus service between the station and the Ambler Campus during the fall and spring semesters.
SEPTA bus lines stop about 2 miles from campus. The 94 bus runs along Bethlehem Pike from Chestnut Hill Loop to the
Montgomery Mall, and the 98 runs from Norristown to Willow Grove.
If you wish to switch from a SEPTA bus to the TU Ambler Shuttle, take the 94 or 98 to the Ambler Regional Rail station and wait for the shuttle there. If you want to walk or bicycle to campus from a SEPTA bus, take the 94 or 98 to Lindenwold Ave. and
Bethlehem Pike and follow the walking/bicycling directions.
Inter-Campus Bus Service:
During the fall and spring semesters, free daytime bus service is available to Temple students, faculty, and staff commuting between various University campuses. Stops are made at Ambler, Health Sciences, and Main Campus. This service is available to all Temple students, faculty, and staff with valid I.D.
Ambler Campus Library
Sandra Thompson, Head of Suburban Campus Libraries
library.temple.edu (Click on “About the Libraries”)
All current Temple faculty, students, administration, and staff may borrow materials from Temple’s Libraries using their TUid. For most Temple Libraries, the loan period for faculty, administration, and graduate students is for the semester. For undergraduates, staff, and courtesy borrowers, it is four weeks. There is a limit of three renewals.
Visit the University’s policy listing at policies.temple.edu/list_docs.asp for a comprehensive online database of information about Temple policies and procedures. Included is important faculty information on course syllabi policies, incomplete course policies/procedures, and confidentiality of student records.
The “Resources” section of the Provost’s Web site at www.temple.edu/provost/faculty/index.html includes the University
employee manual and the faculty and adjunct faculty handbooks. Faculty should also visit the Vice Provost for Faculty Web site at
www.temple.edu/vpfaculty for additional information.
Visit Disability Resources and Services for more important information.
West Hall Room 109
Susan McCaffrey, Director of Academic Advising and Disability Resources and Services Coordinator
Students with a disability are directed to meet with the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) coordinator, Susan McCaffrey. An official letter will be given to the student outlining the academic accommodations. In turn, the student will present this letter to the instructor, who must treat all information with confidentiality.
When publishing syllabi, please include the contact information for Ambler in the disability disclosure statement.
An example would be: Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact Disability Resources and Services at 267-468-8200 in West Hall 109 to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
Brian McDonnell, Acting Manager
Order textbooks for the course(s) you will be teaching at Ambler by phone or e-mail. The bookstore also carries general fiction and non-fiction books, reference texts, stationery items, and more.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES - AMBLER AND FORT WASHINGTON
NON-MATRICULATED STUDENT AND VISITING STUDENT MAIL-IN/FAX-IN FORM
AMBLER CAMPUS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
COURSE SCHEDULE - UNIVERSITY
CLASS CANCELLATION/EMERGENCY CLOSING NUMBERS
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY VICE PROVOST FOR FACULTY