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CHAPTER V: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES AND
SERVICES
V.A. FACULTY SECRETARIES/OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Secretarial services are provided for the Faculty of each Department through office assistants
located as conveniently as possible to those Faculty members to whom they are assigned. A
separate secretary/office assistant serves each academic area. Faculty members may make
requests to the secretaries/office assistants by telephone or by sending their work directly to the
office which serves their Department. Faculty secretaries/office assistants may be asked to
perform any secretarial service that pertains to an individual's responsibilities as a Faculty
member at Birmingham-Southern College.
V.B. TELEPHONES
All telephones on the campus are maintained by the Telecommunications Office, a division of
Information Technology. Because of the speed and ease of long-distance dialing, everyone
is
cautioned to make certain that only authorized personnel use office telephones.
V.C. SMOKING ON CAMPUS
Smoking is prohibited in all buildings.
V.D. TEXTBOOKS AND CLASS SUPPLIES
Near the end of each term, the manager of the College Bookstore requests Faculty members to
order textbooks and other course materials for the following term. Instructors should place their
orders as soon as possible, either in hard copy or through an online form, so that the texts and
other supplies will be available to the students at the beginning of the new term. Since publishers
allow bookstores little margin for error, the Faculty is asked to exercise the greatest care in
estimating the number of books needed and in keeping the manager of the Bookstore informed of
plans for continuing or discontinuing texts. Each instructor is responsible for obtaining desk
copies of texts directly from the publishers. Class roll books are also available in the Bookstore.
V.E. COMPUTERS FOR FACULTY
The College provides every Faculty member with a personal computer. Allocations of Faculty
computers are determined by the Provost of the College, with the assistance of the Information
Technology Department. Facilities for the creation of multimedia course materials are available
in the Library Media Lab adjacent to the electronic classroom.
CHAPTER VI: STUDENT AFFAIRS POLICIES AND SERVICES
VI.A. COUNSELING
Students who seem to need professional counseling should be referred to the Counseling Center
or to the Office of Student Affairs. Any unusual change in behavior of any advisee or student
should be reported in order that appropriate counseling services may be made available to the
student. Advisors should not attempt to perform psychiatric services.