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, two conference/seminar rooms (Widener Room 213 - 10 to 12 seats; Widener Room 222, 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. 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
Fox School of Business
West Hall - 267-468-8350
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
Dixon Hall - 267-468-8181
Mailboxes are located in either Widener Hall Room 217 or your department’s office. Grade sheets, Course and Teaching Evaluations, and Academic Progress Reports are placed in your mailbox, in addition to messages from students, announcements, and other mail.
Class Lists/Academic Progress Reports
Class lists are accessible through tuportal.temple.edu. Log onto TUPortal and enter your AccessNet username and password. A link for the class lists will be on the left. Once the class list is visible, click on a student’s name to see their TUid photo.
Academic Progress Reports, for all students in classes numbered below 2000, will be distributed by the fifth week of the semester.
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
Bright Hall - General access; coin operated and Diamond Dollars
Library - General access; coin operated and Diamond Dollars
Student Feedback Forms
Student Feedback Forms (SFF) packets are distributed through the appropriate faculty office. Completed evaluations are collected at Ambler in the Widener Hall Faculty Office, the evailuation box outside of the office, or at Fort Washington.
Classrooms and Instructional Technology
Widener Hall Room 223 (in the Faculty Office)
Marcia Whitaker, Schedule Manager
A wide range of classrooms and classroom technology is available at Ambler. To request a technology classroom (smart classroom or computer classroom), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call or visit the Scheduling Office to discuss additional classroom needs or questions.
Instructional Support Services (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 Instructional Support Services, e-mail email@example.com.
Instructional Support Center
Learning Center Room 111 Shawn Ta, Lead Tech Support Specialist
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.
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. 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.
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 to and from Temple University Ambler during the fall and spring semesters.
Three SEPTA buses stop about 2 miles from campus. The 94 and 134 buses run 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 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, 98, or 134 to Lindenwold Ave. and Bethlehem Pike and follow the walking/bicycling directions.
During the fall and spring semesters, free bus service is available between various University campuses. Stops are made at Ambler, the Health Science Campus and Main Campus.
For additional information or a copy of the current schedule, call the Office of Student Life at
Walking or Biking (Ambler Borough to Ambler Campus):
From the Ambler Regional Rail station at Butler Ave.: walk northeast on Butler (towards Main St. and Spring Garden St.) for 0.3 miles.
Turn RIGHT and walk on Lindenwold Ave. for 0.6 miles. (Cross Bethlehem Pike after 0.3 miles – this is the only dangerous street crossing on the route. Be careful!)
(Note: if you are coming on the 94 or 134 bus, you can get off at Lindenwold and Bethlehem and follow Lindenwold to meet up with these directions.)
Turn RIGHT on Lake Drive and continue for 0.2 miles.
Turn RIGHT on Loch Alsh Blvd. and continue for approximately 0.3 miles until you pass under the Highway 309 overpass.
Turn LEFT on the road immediately past Highway 309 – Spark Dr. Continue 0.5 miles on Spark Dr. to Susquehanna Rd.
Cross to the other side of Susquehanna Rd., using the pedestrian crossing light, then turn RIGHT on Susquehanna Rd. and continue 0.1 miles.
Turn LEFT at Joel Dr and continue for 0.5 miles to Meetinghouse Rd.
Turn LEFT on Meetinghouse Rd. and campus is less than 0.1 miles on your right.
Total distance from train station: 2.5 miles
Total distance from bus stop at Lindenwold and Bethlehem: 1.9 miles
Disability Resources and Services
West Hall Room 109
Cathy Kelly, Assistant Director of Academic Services - Advising and Disability Coordinator
267-468-8260 firstname.lastname@example.org www.temple.edu/disability
Students with a disability are directed to meet with the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) coordinator, Cathy Kelly. 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. Testing accommodations, such as extended time or distraction-free testing, may be coordinated by the DRS office; the student should discuss these issues with the instructor prior to the test. The student should have a testing accommodation form available to clarify the decisions. If students ask for special accommodations due to a disability but do not have an official letter, faculty may refer them to the DRS office to coordinate the effort.
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.
You may 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.
Ambler Campus Library
Sandra Thompson, Head of Suburban Campus 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.
Books and journal articles from other Temple campuses may be requested using the online forms on the Libraries’ Web site (www.library.temple.edu). Logging into “My Library Account” allows library users to see what items they have checked out and also to renew items. Fines are assessed for the late return of materials for most categories of borrowers.
The Library can obtain journal articles, books, book chapters, and other materials not owned by Temple. Request forms are available on the Libraries’ Web site. Most articles and other materials that were traditionally supplied as photocopies are now available in PDF format via the Web delivery service.
Temple Libraries provide access to networked electronic resources for use by faculty, students, and staff with valid University AccessNet accounts. A valid TUid is required to use electronic resources in the library. Online resources that are restricted to use by Temple affiliates can be accessed from off-campus.
The Ambler Learning Center has become the hub of teaching with technology on campus.
Formally dedicated in October 2006, the $18 million, 72,000-square-foot building includes 11 multimedia classrooms, seven computer teaching laboratories, 385 computers, a distance-learning facility, fully integrated technology, including wireless access throughout the building, a math-science-writing tutorial center, two art studios, a café, and a 300-seat auditorium/small lecture hall.
The state-of-the-art Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center is a 90-seat all-purpose technology facility with software applications serving all Temple University curricula.
The Learning Center is the most prominent building at Ambler. Shifting the central focus of the campus, it provides greater learning opportunities for students and provides an innovative site for educational and community events. The Learning Center also provides several interactive spaces throughout the building for collaboration and group study.
Ambler Campus Technology Center
Learning Center Room 106
Brent Whiting, Director
Reid Overturf, Manager of Technical Support
The Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center is equipped with 80 PCs and 10 iMacs equipped with software for all Temple programs, color and black and white laser printing, two plotters, scanner applications, video editing equipment, and a wireless lounge area. A help desk area is located within the ACT Center.
ACT Center Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
ACT Center Hours (Summer Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The lab is closed on weekends during holidays and semester intercessions.
Computer Center/CAD Lab
Library Building Room 25
Room 25 is available for computer instruction and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) courses. This computer center is an upgraded 28-seat PC facility predominantly used by the School of Environmental Design. The classroom is equipped with 28 PCs, large digital flat screen monitors, printers, plotters, peripherals, MS Windows and Office software, and specialized applications for computer-aided design and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department Computer Lab
Dixon Hall, Room 108
This lab/classroom is available 24 hours a day to all students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. The lab is equipped with 25 PC workstations. The lab also includes two HP DesignJet color plotters, one Epson Stylus inkjet printer, one HP LaserJet printer, two HP ScanJet flatbed scanners, and two slide scanners. Notable software in the lab includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, ESRI ArcView GIS, MS Office, and QuarkXpress.
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Digital Design Studio
Dixon Hall, Room 208
This design studio was developed specifically for students in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. The studio includes 20 PCs, mounted and portable video projectors, a large format scanner and plotter, color laserprinter, and a wide array of applications software, including AutoCAD, ArcView GIS, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Adobe PageMaker.
West Hall Room 109
Career Services at Temple University Ambler is available to make classroom visits and provide students with an overview of our services or present career related workshops during your classes.
Contact the Career Coordinator at Ambler to develop a workshop specifically catered to your students’ needs.
Career Development workshops can be a great alternative when a faculty member is unavailable to offer a class.
Contact Career Services at 267-468-8200 or email@example.com two weeks in advance to make the necessary arrangements.
Our services include:
Career Related Workshops
Experiential Learning (Internships/Externships)
Graduate School Advising
Café A La Carte
Café A La Carte, located on the first floor of the new Learning Center, provides convenient food and beverage options.
You can also pick up a snack at the Temple University Bookstore or the vending machines located in Cottage Hall, Bright Hall, West Hall, Widener Hall, the Library Building, and Fort Washington.
Academic Grievance Procedures
Temple University Ambler and Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW) have written procedures to provide both students and faculty the proper course of action to resolve all academic grievances arising in any course. Grievances must be filed within six months of the occurrence of the alleged grievance.
The procedures involve five steps:
Students first must make a reasonable attempt to speak with the instructor concerned and to provide copies of all relevant documents to the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, the student should speak with the Department Chair. If the problem is still not resolved, the student should contact the Student Ombudsperson and/or the appropriate Administrator.
If the conflict persists, the student may appeal in writing to the Department Chair. The Chair will consider the case and render a written report within 15 days.
If the conflict is not resolved, the dissatisfied party may appeal in writing to the Chair of the Faculty Responsibility and Student Grievance Committee. If the Chair determines that the complaint is not frivolous, the Chair will convene the Student Appeal and Grievance Subcommittee of the Faculty and Student Grievance Committee.
The Campus Dean will review the subcommittee’s recommendations and render a final decision.
When appeal warrants review beyond Ambler or TUFW, students, faculty, or the Dean may appeal to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies or the Graduate Board Student Appeals Committee.