For Fordham’s instructional staff access to all the above resources, plus a variety of faculty services, including your own teaching schedule, your class lists and on line grading is available by clicking on the Faculty Tab associated with Fordham University’s portal my.fordham.edu
In order to access my.fordham.edu you must first claim your AccessIT ID.
How do I claim my AccessIT ID?
Your AccessIT ID is your electronic identity for logging into Fordham University online services and web applications, including the University Portal (my.fordham.edu), the wireless network, network based file storage (MyFiles), Blackboard, VPN, Fordham NAC, and FACTS (the Fordham IT Knowledge Base).
Your AccessIT ID is the part of your Fordham e-mail address preceding the “@” symbol. For example, if your AccessIT ID is smith01, then your email address at Fordham would be: email@example.com
If you don't have an AccessIT ID, go to my.fordham.edu and click the "Click Here to claim your AccessIT ID and set your password" link in the First Time Users box. After clicking, you will be asked if you have a one-time password. If you do, your password and AccessIT ID would have been e-mailed to the personal email address you have on file with the University. If not, just click No and proceed to review and agree to the posted policies.
If you need assistance with setting your AccessIT ID and password, please call IT Customer Care’s Faculty Hotline at 718.817.1111.
If you are a new faculty member or adjunct, you gain access to these resources once you are registered with Human Resources. You can call Human Resources (718) 817 4930 to be sure you are registered. Human Resources will also provide you with your Fordham Identification Number (FIDN). Your Fordham e-mail address will be your AccessIT ID@fordham.edu. As soon as you claim your AccessIT ID, your e-mail account is available for use. To access your Fordham e-mail, click the 'G-Mail' icon on the top right on the Portal header and it will open in a new window. We recommend that you change your password once you have successfully accessed your account to avoid any unauthorized use.
IT Customer Care
Fordham IT Customer Care is comprised of the IT Help Desk and the IT Customer Care Centers located at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Fordham IT Customer Care is available for all Fordham University students, staff and faculty. Any questions or problems with your computer’s operating system, initial computer setup, software applications, account claiming via my.fordham.edu, e-mail access, wireless and internet or network connection may be directed to IT Customer Care by phone or e-mail.
Phone for Faculty: (718) 817-1111 | E-mail: FacultyHotline@fordham.edu
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Online Service Request Form: www.fordham.edu/HelpIT
In person help is available through our IT Customer Care Centers which also provide warrantee hardware support.
Rose Hill: McGinley Center, Room 229, Monday–Friday 8am – 8pm
Lincoln Center: Room SL19A, Monday–Friday 10am – 6pm
On the Faculty Tab associated with the University portal, my.fordham.edu you will find a listing of Teaching Resources. Among them are:
o Faculty Technology Centers which includes information on Blackboard, Turnitin, Faculty websites and ITAC blogs
o Instructional Technology/Academic Computing which includes information on Media Services, Computer labs, Smart Classrooms and Video Conferencing;
o Center of Teaching Excellence which includes Teacher’s Links, Quick Links to a variety of resources on one page.
A variety of material on using Blackboard is available at www.fordham.edu/blackboard.
You can access Blackboard itself from the my.fordham.edu portal by clicking on the Blackboard icon at the top right, or going directly to fordham.blackboard.com.
Among the most commonly asked questions on this topic is, “How do I get a course on Blackboard?”
All official Fordham courses should automatically appear under "My Courses" and all registered students should be enrolled by the week before classes start. If not, send the following in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Full course title
2) CRN #
3) Section # (e.g. 003, 01A, etc.)
4) School or department for each
5) Semester the course will be taught (fall, spring, summer).
Smart Classrooms/Media Services
If a problem occurs in a smart classroom, use the phone nearby which should connect you directly to Media Services.
If this is unsuccessful, you can contact Media Services at:
· Rose Hill: (718) 817-4170
· Lincoln Center: (212) 636-6313
· Westchester: (914) 367-3349
7.3.6 Center for Teaching Excellence
The University Strategic Plan, Toward 2016, called for the creation of a Center for Teaching Excellence whose primary duty is to support all who teach at Fordham in their pursuit of excellence as teachers. The Center was inaugurated in February, 2008 to support a renewed core curriculum. Among the Center’s growing menu of services and activities:
1) one-on-one consultations, in-person and video-recorded classroom observations, and assistance with mid-term classroom feedback
2) interdisciplinary course development grants (up to $5000)
3) grants to initiate pedagogy development programs (up to $5000)
4) assistance for travel to conferences about post-secondary teaching
5) workshops at all three Fordham campuses in best teaching practices and in course design
6) a yearly distinguished guest lecture in Jesuit Pedagogy
7) a website providing resources for teachers
7.4 Suggestions from the Students
The following are suggestions that our best students frequently present to us:
• Challenge them! The best classes are those that are the most demanding.
• Make the most of classroom and office hours. Be on time.
• Make a point to monitor student attendance.
• Teach students the meaning of deadlines. Repeated extensions are more of a disservice than a favor, and they discriminate against the punctual student.
• Do not mistake personality for good teaching technique. While some personality can be used to get over the dry spots, there is nothing like a well organized lecture/discussion to put life into a classroom.
• Proctor examinations very carefully.