New Faculty

Here are some resources for new and early career faculty. Click on the tabs below for more information about each topic. A Canvas website called New Faculty Programs is also set up with a variety of resources at canvas.mst.edu.

  • Events for Early Career Faculty
  • New Faculty Checklist
  • Orientation/Onboarding for New Faculty
  • Professional Development Funds
  • Accent Modification Program
  • Course Syllabi Information
  • Library Resources
  • Office of Sponsored Programs (Research)
  • Early Career Faculty Handbook
  • Missouri S&T at a Glance

Events for Early Career Faculty

Twice a month during the academic year, all early career faculty are invited to a series of forums that meet for one hour at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and cover topics related to teaching, research and service specifically for this cohort. Go here for the Spring 2018 Early Career Faculty Forum Schedule. See the section below for archived resources from previous events.

New Faculty Checklist

Here is a Checklist for New Faculty with links to resources to help you get acclimated to campus your first year. 

Orientation/Onboarding for New Faculty

Each August, a two-day orientation for faculty new to the institution is held. Topics covered include acclimating to campus, teaching resources, leadership and campus organization,  meeting with the deans, library resources, introduction to sponsored research, and the tenure process and expectations. For more information, contact Larry Gragg.

Professional Development Funds

Professional Development Funds for Early Career Faculty are available to help pay costs to travel to a conference or workshop that will benefit your professional development or to meet with fund managers. 

Accent Modification Program

Free accent modification classes are designed for individual faculty to help improve overall communication between students and faculty and promote confident communication. These 14-week sessions are arranged at the faculty member's convenience. Here is more accent modification information.

Course Syllabi Information

All faculty are encouraged to provide students with a course syllabus to emphasize the expectations that students must meet in order to be successful in the courses they are taking (expected learning outcomes, evaluation criteria, etc). In addition to the important information that is typically included in a course syllabus, all faculty are encouraged to include information about the following:

  • Title IX
    Missouri University of Science and Technology is committed to the safety and well-being of all members of its community. US Federal Law Title IX states that no member of the university community shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. Furthermore, in accordance with Title IX guidelines from the US Office of Civil Rights, Missouri S&T requires that all faculty and staff members report, to the Missouri S&T Title IX Coordinator, any notice of sexual harassment, abuse, and/or violence (including personal relational abuse, relational/domestic violence, and stalking) disclosed through communication including but not limited to direct conversation, email, social media, classroom papers and homework exercises.

Missouri S&T’s Title IX Coordinator is interim chief diversity officer Neil Outar. Contact him (naoutar@mst.edu; (573) 341-6038; Temporary Facility A-1200 N. Pine Street) to report Title IX violations. To learn more about Title IX resources and reporting options (confidential and non-confidential) available to Missouri S&T students, staff, and faculty, please visit http://titleix.mst.edu.

  • Student Honor Code and Academic Integrity

Please take a few minutes to stress the importance of academic integrity in class. Discuss why it should matter to the student, why it matters to you and your discipline, why it matters to Missouri S&T, and why it matters to future employers. Include a statement on your syllabus about the Honor Code developed and endorsed by the Missouri S&T Student Council: the Honor Code can be found at this link: http://stuco.mst.edu/honor-code/. Encourage students to read and reflect upon the Honor code and its emphasis on HONESTY and RESPECT.

Page 30 of the Student Academic Regulations handbook describes the student standard of conduct relative to the University of Missouri System's Collected Rules and Regulations section 200.010, and offers descriptions of academic dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism or sabotage (http://registrar.mst.edu/academicregs/index.html). Additional guidance for faculty, including the University’s Academic Dishonesty Procedures, is available on-line at http://academicsupport.mst.edu. Other informational resources for students regarding ethics and integrity can be found online at http://academicsupport.mst.edu/academicintegrity/studentresources-ai.

  • S&Tconnect: https://canvas.mst.edu/ (S&Tconnect icon on left toolbar)

S&Tconnect provides an enhanced system that allows students to request appointments with their instructors and advisors via the S&Tconnect calendar, which syncs with the faculty or staff member’s Outlook Exchange calendar. S&Tconnect will also facilitate better communication overall to help build student academic success and increase student retention. S&Tconnect Early Alert has replaced the Academic Alert system used by Missouri S&T. If training is needed, please contact Rachel Morris at rachelm@mst.edu or 341-7600. 

  • Classroom Egress Maps:
    Faculty should explain where the classroom emergency exits are located. Please include a statement in your course syllabus asking the students to familiarize themselves with the classroom egress maps posted on-line at: http://designconstruction.mst.edu/floorplan/. 
  • Accessibility and Accommodations:
    It is the university’s goal that learning experiences be as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, please contact Disability Support Services at (573) 341- 6655, dss@mst.edu, or visit http://dss.mst.edu/ for information, or go to mineraccess.mst.edu to initiate the accommodation process.

*Please be aware that any accessible tables and chairs in this room should remain available for students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable. 

  • LEAD Learning Assistance http://lead.mst.edu 
    The Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines Program (LEAD) sponsors free learning assistance in a wide range of courses for students who wish to increase their understanding, improve their skills, and validate their mastery of concepts and content in order to achieve their full potential. LEAD assistance starts no later than the third week of classes. Check out the online schedule at http://lead.mst.edu/assist, using zoom buttons to enlarge the view. Look to see what courses you are taking have collaborative LEAD learning centers (bottom half of schedule) and/or Individualized LEAD tutoring (top half of the schedule). For more information, contact the LEAD office at 341-7276 or email lead@mst.edu
  • The Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center
    The Student Success Center is a centralized location designed for students to visit and feel comfortable about utilizing the campus resources available. The Student Success Center was developed as a campus wide initiative to foster a sense of responsibility and self-directedness to all S&T students by providing peer mentors, caring staff, and approachable faculty and administrators who are student centered and supportive of student success. Visit the B&MSSC at 198 Toomey Hall; 573-341-7596; success@mst.edu; facebook: www.facebook.com/SandTssc; web: http://studentsuccess.mst.edu. 

If you have any questions about the information listed above, please contact the Office of Academic Support at 573-341-7276.

For resources in constructing a syllabus that communicates clear expectations, see the archived resources below under "Setting Clear Expectations for Your Class."

Library Resources

General Information

library@mst.edu

http://library.mst.edu

http://library.mst.edu/faqs/

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library provides liaison librarians to aid faculty in a number of ways.

Contact Information: 

Sherry Mahnken, mahnkens@mst.edu, is liaison for: 

  • Arts, Lanaguages and Philosophy
  • Business and Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Engineeering Management & Systems Engineering
  • English and Technical Communication
  • History and Political Science
  • Psychological Science 

Matthew Pickens, mpickens@mst.edu, is liaison for:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil, Architectual and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Mining and Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics

Liaison Activities

  • Provide expertise on library services, such as e-resources, interlibrary loan, reserves, et al.
  • Keep departmental faculty and students up to date on library services and resources
  • Offer research training for students
    • Library instruction classes
    • Small group sessions
    • One-on-one tutorials for in-depth help
  • Seek faculty suggestions regarding the purchase of materials
  • Work with departmental liaisons regarding their students’ and colleagues’ information needs

Office of Sponsored Programs (Research)

Contact Information:
202 Centennial Hall
573-341-4134
Email: research@mst.edu
Website: http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu 

 How the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) can assist

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs is our research office and has staff to help faculty find and propose for career building grants.
  • Explore research news and notes at http://research.mst.edu/researchmagazine/. 
  • Register your profile in COS PIVOT and it will help lead you to research work, teammates and resources.
  • Request help of a grant writer and/or technical illustrator.
  • Team up with the research centers – they welcome you.

 Proposal Development and Submission Assistance:

Email your proposal preparation requests to research@mst.edu. Your email will be routed to the appropriate specialist in OSP who will follow-up with you regarding your inquiry. Please note: all inquiries will be addressed during normal business hours of Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM.

 Official University Contact Information:

Mariesa Crow, Ph.D.,Vice Provost for Research
Web page http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu/
Email addresses: research@mst.edu and crow@mst.edu

Services Provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

  • The financial administration of sponsored awards is a shared responsibility and collaboration between the Principle Investigator (PI), Campus, and University of Missouri System. The University realizes the importance of the PI performing research and as a result of accepting federal awards for sponsored activity; there are certain obligations and responsibilities which need to be adhered to in the form of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance and University Policies and Procedures. The PI should seek advice and guidance from the Office of Sponsored Programs who has knowledgeable experts on these requirements.
  • The OSP is responsible for monitoring compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and terms and conditions of the award. See BPM 210, Sponsored Programs for detail requirements and responsibilities. The guide covers the following topics:
    • Project Planning/Proposal Submission
    • Award Set-Up
    • Operations During the Award
  • Guidance is given on the following topics: Direct Costs, Effort Verification Reports (EVRs), Cost Transfers, Cost Sharing, Subrecipient Monitoring, Conflict of Interest, Research Misconduct, Authorship, Protocols and Approvals, Intellectual Property and Copyrights, Record Retention, and References.

 Helpful Links:

Proposal Preparation and Management Forms—including a variety of budget templates and a budget justification templates—and Documents are available at http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu/forms/.

Proposal Reference Materials are available at: http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu/umresearchboard/proposalreferences/index.html.

Research Administration Information is available at: http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu/researchadmin/.

Early Career Faculty Handbook

Missouri S&T at a Glance

A short summary of information about Missouri S&T compiled from the Missouri S&T FactBook and various parts of the S&T web page.

  • 1870 - Founded as Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
    • The first technological university west of the Mississippi river
    • Phelps county gets university with a bid of $130,000 to the state (beat Iron County)
    • Degrees include metallurgical, mining, and civil engineering; applied chemistry
  • 1874 - First graduating class of 3 students (2 civil engineers, 1 mining engineer)
  • 1920s - Expanded to include electrical, chemical, ceramic, and mechanical engineering plus physics and geology
  • 1964 - Name changed to University of Missouri at Rolla (soon changed to University of Missouri-Rolla)
    • Full range of engineering and science degree programs
  • 2008 - Name changed to Missouri University of Science and Technology

Early Career Faculty Archived Resources

Here is a series of quick videos from Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professors, Dr. Larry Gragg, history & political science, and Dr. Yinfa Ma, chemistry, speaking about mentoring. Find out some do's and don'ts regarding finding a mentor, being mentored or serving as a mentor.

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Stories of success in mentoring others. 
 
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How mentoring can help faculty in the classroom.
 
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How a younger faculty member can find a mentor.
 
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Finding a mentor in research.

University of Missouri Research Board PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Mariesa Crow.

A clearly written syllabus is a powerful tool for communication between instructor and student to set expectations for the class. Here are some resources provided by the campus' instructional designers for syllabus construction.

Syllabus Checklist
Syllabus Template
Syllabus Workshop PowerPoint

 

Here are the resources from a recent Walking Through Promotion and Tenure workshop.

Dos and Donts on Your CV
What Happens After the Dossier Is Submitted?
Documenting Teaching
Writing a Teaching Philosophy

 

Here are a series of videos designed for new faculty to help navigate the Registrar's Office:

What Does the Registrar's Office Do?
Forms
Class Information
Class Information part 2
Degree Audits
Joe'SS and Miscellaneous Q&A