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Media Center Services:

The Media Center maintains the Libraries' collection of visual resources in New Brunswick, along with the audio recordings of the Laurie Performing Arts Library. Questions about access to media materials may be addressed by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Viewing and listening facilities: Viewing and listening facilities are provided in the Media Center for individuals and small groups; limited stations for course reserve viewing are also available in the Alexander and Kilmer libraries.

  • Circulation: Videos and DVDs not committed for booking or on reserve circulate to faculty, staff, and graduate students for 3 days; Performing Arts Library DVDs also circulate to undergraduates for 3 days. CDs, audio cassettes, discs, and tapes circulate to faculty, staff and graduate students for 14 days; CDs also circulate to undergraduates for 3 days. 16 and 8mm films do not circulate; they are available only with special permission. Slides, film loops, filmstrips, and kits circulate to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates for 14 days.

  • Clips from Analog Tapes or DVDs: The Libraries provide a DVD clipping service for instructors. Media Services staff will create a custom DVD of portions of audio and moving image works for instructors to place on Reserve for students. Instructors may then check the DVD out of library course Reserves to use in the classroom. The amount clipped should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. The material clipped must be lawfully made and acquired. Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Instructors on the Camden and New Brunswick campuses can contact Rich Sandler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at the Media Center, Douglass Library, for this service. Instructors at Rutgers University-Newark should contact Mark Pappiani, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at Media and Digital Library Services, Dana Library.

  • Media Bookings: Faculty may book for classroom use or preview all Rutgers University Libraries media titles by using the Media Materials - Booking Form.

  • Media Reserves: Faculty may place on reserve videotapes and DVDs from the collection as well as their own personal copies for use by students in their scheduled classes. To place materials on reserve fill out the Media Center Reserve Request Form.

  • Streaming Media Clips for Reserves: The Libraries create and upload Streaming Media Clips for Reserves. Instructors may request that short sections of audio and moving image material be made available as streaming files through the Library Catalog's Reserves module. Use the Streaming Media Clips Service Request Form to request streaming media clips for Reserves on all campuses (Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark). Please include details of the sections of works needed-- timings, chapter numbers, and visual cues all help. The amount streamed should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. Material digitized for streaming must be lawfully made and acquired. Special passwords will be created for each course and shared with you to give to your students to access streaming files. Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Streaming audio and visual files will be listed along with books, electronic files, and other reserve materials on your reserve course list in the Library Catalog. You can create a link from your Sakai course management page to library course reserves; see How to Link Your Library Reserves to Sakai. If you would like assistance with locating media titles or filling out the request form, please contact the Media Center in New Brunswick via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 848-932-5034.

  • Video Collections: The Media Center video collection includes 10,000 videotapes, 6,000 DVDs, 150 laserdiscs, and 1,100 16mm films. Materials have been selected to meet teaching and resource needs of all Rutgers schools, departments, and programs. New moving image materials are ordered regularly, and faculty users are invited to make recommendations for purchase by the contacting Jane Sloan, Media Librarian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Materials not owned by the libraries may also be requested for purchase via the Booking or Reserves forms. The collections are cataloged in the Library Catalog. Search help is available in How do I find video or audio information? Guides of selected titles to a broad range of subjects are available through the Media Collections Research Guide. 6 mm film at the Media Center.

  • Equipment Loan: The Media Center checks out the following audio-visual equipment :
    • 1 HD Flip Camera
    • 1 HD Camcorder (with tripod)
    • 7 Digital Voice Recorders
  • Video and Audio Editing facilities: A wide range of editing and composing software is available in the Sharon Fordham Multimedia Lab, located next to the Media Center.


Student Affairs Compliance:

The Office of Student Affairs Compliance (OSAC) provides information and resources to help you with questions and concerns about compliance with external laws, rules and regulations applicable to higher education and internal policies and procedures.

The Office of Student Affairs Compliance reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serves all three regional campuses of Rutgers (New Brunswick, Newark and Camden). The office's main functions include overseeing University compliance with disability, privacy and nondiscrimination laws as they apply to students. They are committed to supporting the University community as a resource and provider of education and training in order to best serve our students, community and the State of New Jersey.

Services provided to students include:

  • Investigating student complaints alleging possible violations of the University's Nondiscrimination Policy including complaints by students with disabilities;
  • Reviewing complaints relating to privacy of student records and student information;
  • Facilitating complaints of sexual harassment in accordance with Title IX;
  • Assistiing students with questions or concerns about University policies relating to student life and services.

Read more on bullying.

Read more on discrimination.


Academic integrity:

Principles of academic integrity require that every Rutgers University student:

  • properly acknowledge and cite all use of the ideas, results, or words of others
  • properly acknowledge all contributors to a given piece of work
  • make sure that all work submitted as his or her own in a course or other academic activity is produced without the aid of unsanctioned materials or unsanctioned collaboration
  • obtain all data or results by ethical means and report them accurately without suppressing any results inconsistent with his or her interpretation or conclusions
  • treat all other students in an ethical manner, respecting their integrity and right to pursue their educational goals without interference. This requires that a student neither facilitate academic dishonesty by others nor obstruct their academic progress
  • uphold the canons of the ethical or professional code of the profession for which he or she is preparing.

Adherence to these principles is necessary in order to insure that:

  • everyone is given proper credit for his or her ideas, words, results, and other scholarly accomplishments
  • all student work is fairly evaluated and no student has an inappropriate advantage over others
  • the academic and ethical development of all students is fostered
  • the reputation of the University for integrity in its teaching, research, and scholarship is maintained and enhanced.

Failure to uphold these principles of academic integrity threatens both the reputation of the University and the value of the degrees awarded to its students. Every member of the University community therefore bears a responsibility for ensuring that the highest standards of academic integrity are upheld.

  • Turnitin: Turnitin is an academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. One advantage to online learning is the convenience of easy access to information and resources online. However, accessible information also increases the risk of students copying content from credible sources and not producing work that is their own. Turnitin is an effective tool you can use to manage and ensure your students' DropBox submissons are original and not plagiarized.

Office of Disability Studies:ods

The Office of Disability Services is dedicated to the philosophy that all Rutgers University students are assured equal opportunity, access and participation in the University’s courses, programs, activities, services and facilities. We recognize that diverse abilities are a source of strength, empowerment, and enrichment for the entire university community and we are committed to the elimination of physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by promoting awareness and understanding throughout the university community.

Information for faculty:

This section contains important information to help you work with the Office of Disabilities (ODS) in the management of a student's approved reasonable accommodations

You can help students find the services they need by including their recommended statement in your syllabus or other course materials. At the beginning of every semester, students should meet with you to provide you with their Letter of Accommodations. At that time, you can discuss with the student how you will be handling their exam accommodations, if applicable, and/or any other approved accommodations.

Also in this section you will find suggestions for working with students with disabilities, and finally, information for faculty and staff with disabilities.

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