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. For BUworks, W4, paycheck, direct deposit, and contact information, click here. New employees must first fill out an electronic I-9 and then schedule an appointment to meet with BU Human Resources to verify their documents. To schedule an appointment please call 617-358-5472. After your I9 is verified you can set up a Kerberos account, get a BU photo ID card, and sign into the BUworks Central Portal to update your W4 and direct deposit 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 are new to BU you will be able to set up your account only after you meet with Human Resources to verify your I-9 documents.
To obtain a BU photo ID (Terrier Card) 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 before 4:30pm. Known as the “Terrier Card,” this ID card is necessary to set up your BU Kerberos account, as well as 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.
Contracts 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 Staff 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 by your last class and returned by the student. Faculty should not handle any completed evaluations.