Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions we frequently receive from instructors and graduate teaching assistants.

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Instructors

I woke up sick and cannot teach today. Whom should I contact?

What should I do if I have to cancel class due to illness?

  • Contact First-Year Composition, email your students to notify them, and post an alternative assignment to Canvas

I am sick, but would like to find a substitute to cover my classes. Whom should I contact?

  • FYC Listserv

Whom do I contact if I substituted for a colleague’s class?

  • Sara Knight. (Inform her of the time, date, and section that you substituted.)

Whom do I contact if I have a student who missed several classes in a row?

  • Compass (and possibly University College for first-year students). For more information, consult our OU BIT/Compass policy.

My classroom does not have any technology and I am concerned about how this will affect my teaching. Whom do I talk to?

Where do I go to print out syllabi for my classes?

  • You can print class materials in the FYC Workroom (Rm 430A). Since the syllabus is such a large document, consider posting it to Canvas for your students rather than printing. For more information, please consult our printing policy.

How many print copies can I make per class each semester?

  • 250 pages per course

Whom should I talk to about my teaching schedule?

Whom should I talk to if I have a student who plagiarized?

My doc cam is not working in my classroom. Whom should I talk to?

Whom should I contact about payroll questions?

I have a student who is acting out of character and seems depressed. Whom do I contact?

  • OU BIT/Compass network and FYC. For more information, consult our OU BIT/Compass policy.

Whom do I contact if I am behind on my grading?

A student sent me a threatening email. What do I do?

I want to teach only one class in the coming semester. Whom do I contact?

I accidentally locked my keys in my office. Whom do I contact?

I am going to a conference and need to find out how to get reimbursed. Whom do I contact?

I am feeling overwhelmed with teaching and other duties. I have not had any problems yet but am worried I will get behind on my teaching work. Whom should I contact?

OU had a snow day and my class schedule is now off. What should I do?

  • Adjust your unit calendar. Tell students during classes and highlight important changes. Post the revised calendar on Canvas.

Whom do I contact with questions about my health insurance?

  • Human Resources

Where do I go to look up my official course roster?

  • Ozone, The Book

Whom do I talk to if I have questions about Canvas?

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Graduate Teaching Assistants

I need to find out when I should take thesis hours. Whom should I talk to?

  • Your advisor or committee chair

My bursar account does not reflect my tuition waiver. Whom should I contact?

  • Contact Sara Day for any questions about your tuition waiver

Whom do I contact if I want to change my area of interest?

I feel overwhelmed by my graduate workload. Whom do I contact?

  • Committee Chair

I want to change my committee. What do I do?

  • Talk to your Committee Chair, fill out the proper paperwork, and submit it to the Graduate College

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