Resources for Instructors

The following support services are available to you:

The Brandeis Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been supporting faculty as they have moved classes to remote learning and online course formats. They have collected tips, advice, tactics, strategies, tools and resources to support online learning.

Some of the pages that the CTL has put together include:

As a reminder, you can reach out to facultysupport@brandeis.edu if you have questions about teaching in the online environment.

Student Accessibility Support (SAS) is dedicated to providing a range of supports and services for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. SAS strives to ensure that all students can access and participate both within classrooms and within the broader campus community.

Most commonly this includes:

  • Engaging in an interactive process with students to create accommodation letters

  • Meeting with students to provide on-going academic supports

  • Collaborating with faculty to ensure academic accommodations are effectively implemented

  • Coordinating with other relevant offices across the Brandeis campus

  • Providing on-going development for the Brandeis community

SAS is located in Usdan (East) 130. For appointments or questions, please feel free to call SAS at 781-736-3470 or email us at access@brandeis.edu.

Emergency funds are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Due to the limited nature of these funds, priority is given to undergraduates and graduate students with demonstrated financial need and whose circumstances require an independent living arrangement. Brandeis is unable to support a student’s family members or pay for childcare. We can help offset the costs of technology (laptop, internet) for students enrolled in summer or fall classes.

To apply for these funds, students should complete the application found on the Student Financial Services website.

If you have concerns about a student’s health or safety, please submit a Care Report and/or contact Public Safety at 781-736-3333.

In order to promote the safety and health of all Brandeis students, the Care Team evaluates and addresses student behavior that is concerning, and coordinates the resources of the university to intervene and provide necessary supports.

Examples of Concerning Behavior

  • Personal safety such as expressions of violence, talk of or observed self-harm, stalking/monitoring of others or experienced by the student, significant substance abuse

  • Personal/emotional distress such as hopelessness or helplessness, changes in concentration, mood, energy, social connections, appetite, sleep and hygiene

  • Academic distress such as significant decline in attendance at class/job/activity, unresponsiveness to faculty or peer outreach, sudden decline in academic performance

  • Other risks to the well-being of an individual student or others in the Brandeis community

If you are concerned about a student, please submit an “I Care Form” and the Care Team will work quickly to assess the options based on the information provided. You can learn more about the Care Team or submit a Care Report from the Care Team website.

Undergraduate Academic Performance Report

The Academic Performance Report allows faculty to share concerns (attendance, performance, participation) about students with academic advisors in Academic Services. Advisors will collaborate with faculty members and provide outreach and support to students as needed. Please refer to this chart. Scroll down to “Level of Concern” — level Low, and under “How to Share” there is a link to the Academic Performance Report.

If you have immediate concerns about a student's health or safety, please submit a Care Report and/or contact Public Safety at 781-736-3333.

Resources for reporting any suspected academic dishonesty are available to faculty on the Department of Community Standards website.

Please report any suspected academic dishonesty to the Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Community Standards. The form to report suspected academic dishonesty can be found on the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards website.

Learn various methods of promoting academic integrity on the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards website.

Investigate Plagiarism

To investigate suspected plagiarism, perform a search of suspected text via a search engine or use the Google Advanced Search option or check out TurnItIn.com tools available on your Latte page.

While we want to support students, we do not want students to use plagiarism or other methods to replace true scholarship.

Issues with Ensemble Video

If you are creating and hosting videos in Ensemble, some students who are living abroad in countries with Internet access restrictions, may have issues with accessing your Ensemble videos — even if they are using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). However, we have discovered that videos copied to Google Drives are accessible overseas.