New Faculty Checklist
Below is a checklist to help you navigate the University and administrative procedures for classes at Metropolitan College. If you have any questions, please contact the MET Dean’s office.
Please turn in the New Employee Information Form (available in your orientation packet) to Metropolitan College Finance at 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B4. After you have been set up in our payroll systems, you will receive an onboarding email with instructions to first fill out an electronic I-9, along with how to start the process to create a BU email address and log in. Next you will need to visit the HR Service Center during their hours of operation, which are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to finish the I-9 form. An appointment does not need to be scheduled to complete this process. Please bring appropriate identification document(s) to complete this form. The HR Service Center is located at 25 Buick St., on the 2nd Floor. The main phone number is 617-353-2380. You will also receive your BU photo ID card at the onboarding appointment.
After your I-9 is verified you can finish setting up a Kerberos account with the IS&T Help Desk, by either visiting them in person to show a valid picture ID, or by faxing a copy of the ID to the IS&T Help Desk. To contact IS&T, please call 617-353-HELP.
Finally you will need to sign into the BUworks Central Portal to update your W4, direct deposit, and to verify your contact information.
The Boston University Kerberos account is necessary in order to use campus technology resources and to manage your class. It creates a BU email account (which can be forwarded to any email address) and provides you with login information for online courseware, library reference materials and article databases, grading, and the Faculty Link to access class rosters and other information. All full- and part-time Metropolitan College instructors are required to have a Kerberos login and password.
If you did not get your BU photo ID (Terrier Card) during your onboarding appointment, first contact the MET Office of the Dean to request a Terrier Card form before visiting Human Resources (25 Buick Street, 2nd floor) Monday-Friday between 8:00am-6:00pm. Known as the “Terrier Card,” this ID card is necessary for building access, borrowing privileges at BU libraries, discounts at Barnes & Noble @ BU, and discounts to University events—as well as other benefits both on and off campus.
Evening parking permits are available for faculty free of charge. Please fill out a white permit application (available in your orientation packet) and return it to the MET Dean’s office. Daytime permits are available, for a fee, from Parking Services.
In order to relay important University-related information efficiently and quickly, we must have accurate faculty contact information on file in our database. Please be sure to update your details with us each semester.
Teaching Assignment Letters
Teaching assignment letters will be emailed as a PDF to your BU email address. Please sign these and return them to the MET Dean’s office (755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 103, Boston, MA 02215) as soon as possible. We must have these on file for payroll purposes.
Please email us the syllabus for your class as soon as it is completed, even if this is a rough draft version to be edited throughout the semester. We keep copies of syllabi in our office for future reference.
Email Address Confirmation
Along with your syllabus, please confirm your current email address. This is our main form of communication with professors. To ensure that you receive important updates and information throughout the semester, we must have accurate information on file. Please use your BU email address for communication with students.
At the beginning of each semester, you will be receiving an email from the Administrative Coordinators at the MET Dean’s office. The email will request that you review the final exam matrix to find the date and time of your exam and confirm with the office whether you will be holding an exam. Final exam times are fixed by the Office of the University Registrar and cannot be changed. Several weeks into the semester you will receive an email with directions on how to check your scheduled exam time and room. Learn more about final exams.
Several weeks into the semester you will receive an Attendance Indicator, which is a list of students who have not settled their accounts with the University. Please review this list and respond to the MET Dean’s office by fax (617-353-6066) , email, or phone (617-353-3000) to indicate whether or not these students have attended your class. Do not send your response by regular mail as this takes too long.
You may receive an email at some point during the semester (or after the end of the semester) inquiring about the attendance record of a specific student in your class. This is an internal process regarding a student who has taken a Metropolitan College class but is contesting the tuition payment. It is important to respond to this promptly and accurately with a numeric value of how many classes the student attended, if at all.
Around three weeks before the end of the semester, you will receive a packet of course evaluations sent to your home address. Please give these to a student in your class to distribute, collect, and return to the MET Dean’s office. Please allow about fifteen minutes of class time for evaluations. They must be completed in your last class and returned by the student. Faculty should not handle any completed evaluations.