New Faculty Resource Guide

This quick reference guide for new faculty is divided into four sections of information:


I. Personnel Issues

  • Adjunct Faculty:  Definitions, Condition of Employment, Overloads, Institutional Objectives
  • Annual Review of Faculty
  • Arriving Employee Information
  • Course Evaluations
  • Digital Measures
  • Faculty Absences
  • Greenbook
  • I.D. Office
  • Modified Duties
  • Office Hours
  • Parking Permits
  • Payroll Information:  Pay Option (Length of Appointment or Twelve-Month Period), Direct Deposit, Pay Stub, Automatic Deductions, Annual Experience Increment
  • Peer Evaluations/Classroom Observations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Travel


II. Academic Policies & Information 

Useful information for preparing your courses, planning for the semester and conducting your classes…

  • Academic Calendar
  • Advising
  • Catalogs, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Class Attendance Policy
  • Class Lists
  • Commencement
  • Core Curriculum
  • Course Withdrawal
  • Dead Week
  • Emergency Closings and Delay Policy
  • Final Exam Schedules
  • Final Exam Rescheduling for Students
  • Grade Appeals
  • Grade Book
  • Grading Policy
  • Grading: Calculations and Policies
  • Grading: Posting of Grades
  • Grading: Submitting Grades:  Midterm Grades, Procedures for Late Midterm Grades, Final Grades
  • Honors Convocation
  • Syllabus
  • Technology Suite
  • Textbook Orders


III. Instructional & Professional Development Resources

Programs and resources that have been developed to support good teaching practices…

  • Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program, Service Learning Program
  • Computer Labs
  • Faculty Awards
  • Faculty Grant Opportunities
  • Honors Courses
  • Learning Resources for Students:  University College, Student Resource Center (SRC), Tutoring, Office of Disability Services, Learning Disabilities Assistance (HELP), Writing Center, Buck Harless Student Athlete Program
  • MUOnLine:  Design Centers, Marshall Technology Outreach Center (MTOC), Information Technology Assessment
  • Instructional Television Services (ITVS)
  • University Libraries


IV. Additional Faculty Resources

  • Campus Security
  • Counseling Center
  • Department Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Recreation Center
  • Tuition Waivers