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.
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ATTENTION SUMMER 2020 GRADUATES:
APPLY FOR GRADUATION!

All students planning on completing their degree requirements by the end of the Summer 2020 term must apply for graduation before June 15th.
The Summer & Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes is on CUNYfirst!

The schedule of classes on CUNYfirst provides the most accurate list of classes offered this upcoming summer and fall semester. You can view open and closed classes on this schedule; as well as classes in other departments, schools and CUNY colleges.

If you have questions about classes or the schedule contact mspia.advisement@baruch.cuny.edu
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.

TO CONTACT AN ADVISOR:

  • let us know your preferred date and time for a PHONE appointment, OR
  • email us your questions/concerns
FEATURED ELECTIVES: FALL 2020
  • PAF 9173 Program Auditing and Performance Measurement, Instructed by Prof. Dan Williams; Tues. 6:05-9:00 PM (IN PERSON)
This course extends the student's knowledge of financially related decision-making techniques. It provides the student an understanding of management auditing, program auditing, and performance measurement. Key concepts include economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. From the retrospective perspective it examines how to determine whether a program has used its resources effectively and efficiently. From a concurrent perspective, it looks at what should be monitored and how. Prospectively it examines how to prepare an organization for performance measurement and auditing. From a holistic view it examines the decision to measure, monitor, and examine performance.

  • PAF 9436 International Security and the Liberal World Order Instructed by Prof. Mitchell Wallerstein; Tues. 6:05-9PM (FULLY ONLINE)
This course will examine the most pressing issues in American national security and global security, including the renewed US-Russian confrontation, regional security threats, WMD proliferation, terrorism, climate change, cyber-warfare, and the threat of global pandemics. The ability of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions to maintain peace and enforce security agreements will also be addressed.

  • PAF 9715 Health Care Policy, Instructed by Prof. Barbara Caress Thurs. 6:05-9:00 PM (IN PERSON)
The purpose of this course is to: examine policy issues relevant to four overarching concerns within health care: health status; access to health care; health care quality; and health care costs; in so doing, provide an understanding of various methods used to analyze health care policy issues and options.


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.

  • 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 9, 9:00 - 10:30 am with Joonsung "Frank" Won
  • Tuesday, May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm with Joonsung"Frank" Won
  • Saturday, May 16, 9:00 - 10:30 am with Joonsung "Frank" Won

  • Economics Tutoring
  • Saturday, May 9, 10:30 - 12 pm with Joonsung "Frank" Won
  • Thursday, May 14, 3:00 - 6:00 pm with Muhammed Yonac
  • Saturday, May 16, 10:30 - 12 pm with Joonsung "Frank" Won
STUDENT VIRTUAL EVENTS & RESOURCES
MIA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL via ZOOM
With MIA Faculty Director, Professor Carla Robbins
 
When: Monday May 11 th , 4:30-5:30PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 821 547 9258
Password: Marxe2020

O ur community may be virtual right now, but we are just as committed to learning and to building a better world together.
 
 Join us for a Town Hall conversation with your fellow Master of International Affairs students, Faculty Director Prof. Carla Robbins and other Marxe faculty including
Prof. Anna D’Souza, Prof. Asli Leblebicioglu, Prof. George Mitchell, Prof. John Casey, Professor Zachariah Mampilly and Baruch President and Professor Mitchel Wallerstein. 
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.​
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
COVID-19 Student Experience Survey-Open through May 14th!

Since classes will be remaining online-only in Summer 2020, we would like to help faculty understand what works and does not work for Baruch students in this format.
This survey is intended to give you a chance to tell us about your experiences with the recent transition to fully-online learning so that we can share them with faculty.

Your honest responses can help faculty make more informed choices about how they design their online courses for the summer semester, and beyond.
 
Please note that all responses will remain completely anonymous and confidential. You are not obligated to respond to questions you do not wish to respond to. You can also opt out of completing this survey at any time if you so choose - simply close your browser if you do not wish to proceed.
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