GRADUATE ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT E-WEEKLY
IMPORTANT DATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • May 14th : Last Day of Class
  • May 14th : Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
  • May 16th - 22nd: Final Examinations
  • May 22nd: End of Spring Term
SAVE THE DATE: 2020 COMMENCEMENT EXPERIENCE JUNE 8 TH

Baruch College is working out the details to host a virtual Commencement Experience on Monday June 8th.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Graduate Pass/No Credit (P/NC) VS. COVID-19 Flexible Grading Policy (CR/NC)
It is important to understand the differences between the two in order to make the right decision based on your situation and to make changes, if necessary.

COVID-19 Flexible Grading Policy (CR/NC) was created only for the Spring 2020 semester in response to the pandemic and the move to distance learning.
  • The process to opt-in will be conducted through CUNYfirst. No forms required.
  • Students can opt-in after viewing the submitted final letter grades at the end of the semester to have the grades convert to a passing CR or a not passing NC grade.
  • Students can use this option for all or some of their Spring 2020 courses (core classes, electives, and capstones; no exceptions).
Graduate Pass/No Credit (P/NC) is an option for all Marxe graduate students (MPA, MIA and HEA)that can only be used once for one class during your program.
  • Students must submit a form to the Registrar's office before the deadline at the beginning of the semester to use this grading option.
  • Students who choose to use the P/NC will not be able to view their final letter grade when grades are submitted. Grades will automatically be changed to a passing P grade or a not passing NC grade when grades are submitted.
  • P/NC can only be used for an elective(no core classes or capstone).

*If you selected to use the P/NC for an elective this semester and would like use the CR/NC instead, please contact Barbara.Shea@baruch.cuny.edu by May 14th to rescind your form.   If you decide to rescind your P/NC for spring 2020, you will have the P/NC option available to use in a future semester.

Please email MSPIA.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu if you have any questions.
FALL 2020 WASHINGTON SEMESTER ELECTIVES
OPEN TO STUDENTS
This fall we are bringing our Washington Semester classes to NY.  
As a result of the suspension of the Washington Semester Program this fall 2020, courses typically reserved for the Washington Semester Program are now open to all students!

Please note that if you plan to apply for the Washington Semester Program in the future, you should not take these courses.

Featured Courses

  • PAF 9199: Who Makes Policy? 2020 Campaign Edition (HYBRID)
Instructed by Prof. Carla Robbins; Mondays 6:05-9:00 PM 
In this extraordinary time of political and social upheaval, we will study the national actors and institutions—public and private—that make American domestic and foreign policies. Closely tracking 10 current issues–national and state political campaigns; COVID-19; social spending and fiscal battles; immigration; climate change; US rivalry with China and Russia; nuclear maneuvering with North Korea and Iran; cyber-conflict (and more)–students will delve into the policy making structures and processes and the motivations and perspectives of the players who set the agendas, drive the debates and shape the outcomes.   

  • PAF 9115 Intergovernmental Relations: How Washington The States and The Public Interact During Times of Crisis (FULLY ONLINE)
Instructed by Prof. Sonia Jarvis;
Synchronously online on Thurs. from 6:05-9:00 PM .
  The focus of this course will be to examine the interaction between federal institutions, Capitol Hill, The White House, Governors of the 50 states, non-governmental stakeholders and the public. We will discuss the tensions between how the American Government is supposed to work in theory and in practice. Our discussions will also help to define the roles of the numerous players on the national stage in terms of areas of influence with an emphasis on examples of collaboration and conflict.We will be using a number of sources both from texts, magazines, the media and the Internet to illustrate the legal parameters of governance in terms of the US Constitution, Congressional hearings, the federal regulatory process, agency decisions, State laws and executive orders, and US Supreme Court decisions. Through these sources, students will be exposed to the political process from a functional perspective such as which entity has to power and authority to take certain actions and when that power may be properly curtailed or delegated. Our examination will be occurring against the backdrop of a national election that will determine who leads the national government as we confront an existential crisis.
Quantitative Tutoring @ Marxe Has Resumed Virtually!

We are happy to announce that tutoring has resumed. Students can sign up for a a virtual session with tutors on Zoom.

Schedule for the Upcoming Week
  • Statistics Tutoring
  • Saturday, May 2, 9:00 - 10:30 am with Joonsung "Frank" Won
  • Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm with Joonsung"Frank" Won
  • Economics Tutoring
  • Saturday, May 2, 10:30 - 12 pm with Joonsung "Frank" Won
  • Thursday, May 7, 3:00 - 6:00 pm with Muhammed Yonac
STUDENT VIRTUAL EVENTS & RESOURCES
HEA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL via ZOOM
With HEA Faculty Director, Provost James McCarthy

When: Monday May 4th, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 998 5960 8251
Password: Students54

Join Faculty Director Provost James McCarthy in a town hall conversation with HEA students.

Click on the button below to sign up and to submit questions or discussion topics.
Meet the MPA Faculty Director & MPA Open Forum via ZOOM

When: Tuesday, May 12th 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Professor John Casey will talk about his new role as the Faculty Director for the MPA program and how he plans to connect with students This is also an opportunity for him to hear from YOU- Our MPA students - and your thoughts on the program and experience.

This Open Forum is meant to be a safe space for students to share ideas and feedback about the program. If you would like to submit a question, comment or topic of discussion before the Open Forum, please complete the online form below. ALL submissions will be anonymous.​
About the Role
The Marxe school recently appointed Prof. John Casey as the first ever Faculty Director for the MPA program. With the growth of the BSPA and MIA programs, it was decided that there needed to be faculty member who focuses on overseeing MPA curriculum issues and the future development of the program.
 
John has a diverse background in government and nonprofit organizations in Sydney, Barcelona and New York. He came to Marxe in 2008. Or, perhaps better said, he came back to Marxe, as he is the first Baruch MPA graduate to return as a tenure-track professor. He completed his Baruch MPA in 1990 while working for the New York City Mayor’s Office.

John says, “A key part of my new role is to talk to students about their expectation of the MPA and how we can improve their experience. I started last Fall by focusing on new students and exploring possible new directions for the MPA. But with the new online reality and uncertainties about future semesters, I will focus more on the current situation and what students expect from us in the next few years.”
FREE COVID-19 SUPPORT SESSIONS via ZOOM
Brought to you by the Baruch College Counseling Center

These free sessions will offer a safe , supportive , and nonjudgmental space for students to process the current health crisis and learn concrete coping skills.
 
During sessions, students can learn helpful information , reduce distress , and realize that they are not alone in their feelings of isolation, stress, and anxiety.
STUDENT RESOURCES FOR A SUCCESSFUL TERM

Learn about how to
  • Access free internet for distance learning
  • Loan a laptop for school work
  • Connect with Marxe Career Services
  • Make an appointment with the Baruch Writing Center
  • Seek Mental Health resources that are free and confidential
  • Find other CUNY-wide resources and tools
Contacting Your Advisor for Summer & Fall 2020 Registration Consultation

The Marxe Advisement Team would like to remind students that academic advisors are available for registration consultations in various formats.

WAYS TO CONTACT AN ADVISOR:

·        let us know your preferred date and time for a PHONE appointment, OR
·        email us your questions/concerns
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