How do I get a parking permit for the evening?
Evening Faculty parking permits are available for free to part- and full-time Metropolitan College faculty members who are only teaching in the evenings or on weekends. The Evening Faculty permit allows you to park after 2:30 pm in any lot except lots A, C-1, C-2, L, N, O, R, and S. Please visit Boston University Maps for a map of campus parking lots.
You will need to apply for a permit online through the Transportation Management Portal. If all of your classes are being held after 4 pm on weekdays and/or during the weekend, you will see the free Evening Faculty parking permit as an option on the portal. Parking permits are completely virtual and based on each permit holder’s license plate number.
What if I want to park during the day?
The Employee FLEX Permit (formerly the red permit) is useful for faculty that need to come to campus and park during the day, but don’t plan to be here every day. Flex permit holders are only charged for the days they come to campus and park.
The Employee COMMUTER Permit (formerly the green permit) is for daily use and has a monthly fee attached to it.
Faculty should apply for a permit online through the Transportation Management Portal. For information on parking locations, please see the map of the campus parking lots at Boston University Maps.
I need a projector for class, but there isn't one in my classroom. How do I get one?
If you need a projector for just one or a few classes, please submit a form through the Classroom Technology & Support website at least three days in advance of your class.
If you need a projector every night, contact the MET Dean’s office to request a room change.
When do instructors without an office normally hold office hours?
Many instructors hold office hours in the classroom either before or after class. In certain situations rooms can be booked for special meetings or study sessions. If an additional space is needed contact the MET Dean’s office.
How do most instructors give breaks during a three hour class?
Many instructors give a ten minute break in the middle of the class, but it is up to you to decide if you want to give a short break during the class.
I didn’t receive my check this month. What should I do?
Contact Sergio Lemos, the MET Payroll Coordinator, at 617-353-2974.
What payroll forms do I need to turn in?
If you are a new part-time or full-time faculty member:
In addition to the appointment forms that are due to your department coordinator, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to verify your I-9 documents with Human Resources. After verification you can access the Employee Self Service tab in the BUworks Portal to fill out additional payroll information and to set up direct deposit.
If you are a returning faculty member:
If you have taught within the past 18 months, you should not have to update your W4 and direct deposit unless any of your information has changed.
If you have not taught for Metropolitan College within the past 18 months, please visit the Employee Self Service tab in the BUworks Portal to verify that your payroll information is correct.
How do I enter my grades online?
Please view these step-by-step instructions for help on how to submit your grades online. You can also follow along with a series of screen shots. For a breakdown of acceptable grades, please view these grading guidelines.
All grades should be submitted online through the WebGrade system, which requires your Kerberos login. If you do not have a Kerberos login, please visit the IT Help Center in person at 179 Amory Street (West Campus) or 771 Commonwealth Avenue (Mugar Memorial Library) to set up your username and password. Please be prepared to show your faculty University ID.
If you have forgotten your Kerberos password, please contact the IT Help Center at 617-353-2780.
How do I submit a grade change?
You need to obtain a grade change form from the MET Dean’s office. Fill it out completely, including all course information and the reason for the change, and return it to the Dean’s office. The Assistant Dean must review and approve the change before sending it to the Registrar’s office.
What can I submit a grade change for?
Please review our grading guidelines for what may be changed and what may not.
A student hasn’t finished the work for my class. What should I do?
Please review our policies for an Incomplete Grade Contract.
Where do I send the Honoraria/Guest Speaker form?
Honoraria/Guest Speaker paperwork should be returned to the MET Director of Graduate Operations in the MET Dean’s office.
What does the guest lecturer need to turn in to be paid through an honoraria?
Please review our Guest Speaker policies.
I want to change my room. What do I do?
Room changes will only be granted based on the number of enrolled students and the specific needs of the course. No room changes will be made after the third week of classes. If you would like to request a room change, please contact the Staff Coordinators in the MET Dean’s office at 617-353-3000. The following information will be required: course number, meeting day and time, number of seats required for the room, the reason for the room change, and a building preference.
Find more information about room changes and procedures.
The temperature in my classroom is too hot/too cold. Who do I call?
If you have a problem with the heating, ventilation, or AC unit in your classroom, you need to call the Facilities Management & Planning emergency number at 617-353-2105. Be sure to give them the address of the building and your room number.
I suddenly have an extra student in my class in a “J1” section. What is this?
Students enrolled in the J1 section of your course are Alumni Audit students. These students are all alumni of the University and are therefore entitled to audit any undergraduate MET course with the instructor’s permission. These students are added after the third week of the semester, which is why the extra section appears late. For additional information, please see the Alumni Audit page.
There's a student on my roster whom I’ve never seen before or hasn’t come since the first class. What should I do?
This student should receive an “MG” grade. In the comments fields on the WebGrade system (on the Faculty Link), make a note that the student has never attended your course.