Teaching at Palmer Manhattan

Welcome! We hope this page will be a helpful resource for those of you teaching at Palmer Manhattan. Following are the basics about ordering texts, reserves, accessing your MyLIU account, getting into the building and office, the classrooms, etc. Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks and thank you for your efforts!

Accessing Bobst:

Your name will be on a faculty list at the privileges desk to the far LEFT when you enter Bobst. They’ll give you a sticker for your LIU I.D., or, if you don’t have one of those, they’ll give you a pass good for the semester. If you don’t have an LIU ID and would like one, just let me know when you could stop in to have your picture taken OR send me a headshot and I’ll have one made up for you. Please no sunglasses or hats!

Our offices are on the west side of the 9th floor of Bobst. The main office is room 937. This is where you will find Alice Flynn’s (my!) office and the supplies room. The faculty office is across the floor, room 944. In that room, there are two computers and you have access to the networked printer/copier. I will send around the door codes as the semester approaches. I am here Monday through Thursday, usually until about 6:30 p.m.


The classrooms we use are in several places within Bobst. We have a small seminar room on the 4th floor, room 413; we have access to a conference room off the lobby, behind the circulation desk (the Public Services Conference Room); and we have access to a large classroom on the newly renovated 7th floor. We also have use of the computer labs on the level below the lobby. All rooms must be scheduled through the director in advance.

Classrooms have computers, overhead projectors, and can play DVD’s and VCR tapes. You do not need a password to use the computers.

PLEASE NOTE: If for any reason you are not going to meet your class you should contact me ASAP. We need to inform our NYU partners when a classroom becomes available.


If you are requiring a text, you should submit the book order through the Barnes and Noble link called Faculty Enlight (www.facultyenlight.com). Faculty and can place book requests, see pricing on textbooks, view upcoming editions, as well as request desk copies directly from their publishing partners. It’s simple and the most accurate way of placing book orders for your students. If you have any questions, please email Erin.Reilly@liu.edu.


For NYU reserves, please confirm availability through Bobcat and then request that it be put on reserve through this link: http://library.nyu.edu/services/reserves_faculty.html.


Any mail for you, or any copies you have requested, will be in the supply room of the office suite (937). In addition, there is an inbox, outbox, and an in-house Palmer mailbox outside the door of the office.


We would be happy to do your copying for you in advance of your class meeting. Just email the original to me and we’ll take it from there. Any last minute copying can be done right here in the office. Unless otherwise instructed, we will copy back-to-back and in black and white.


It is very important that you activate your MyLIU account before we get too far along into the semester so that we are aware if there are any problems well before it’s time for you to file your grades.

If you have taught for us before, you should be able to go into your MyLIU (my.liu.edu) account and see your roster. You’ll also be able to explore the many ways to use your Blackboard account.

If you have not taught for us before, you will have to have signed a contract before you can get into your account. Once you have signed the contract, you will be given an email address and access to the faculty my.liu.edu portal where you will see your course roster and will input your grades.


Please be sure to send a final copy of your syllabus to alice.flynn@liu.edu. Note that your syllabus must minimally include information about course objectives and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’S), a weekly course outline, how you can be reached, criteria for evaluation of student performance, a bibliography and text information. The College policy for syllabi is here. Please be sure to send a copy of the final syllabus to alice.flynn@liu.edu.


For instruction on how to submit grades, please see the following: How To Submit Grades (PDF). Please look that over if you need a refresher or haven’t taught for us before. If you have any problems, contact IT at (516) 299-3636.

Important! Students will not be granted a grade of Incomplete unless it is approved in advance:


At the end of the semester (or at the end of your course), you will need to distribute and collect the student evaluations which will be made available to you just prior to the end of your class. You should ask a student to distribute and collect the forms. It is suggested that this be done once you’ve left the classroom, usually on the last day of the course. The completed University forms could be left in the inbox outside the door of the suite.


Thank you for all you do to make Palmer a great program! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.