New and Early Career Faculty

Welcome new S&T faculty! This page contains resources for new and early career faculty. We define "new and early career" faculty as pre-promotion and pre-tenure faculty who have been on campus for 1-5 years (typically before your first promotion). 

Both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty are welcome to attend all new and early career faculty events.

A Canvas course called S&T New Faculty Resources is also set up with a variety of resources. If you need access, please contact Early career faculty searching for professional development travel funds should visit the ECFF Development Grants page.

Getting Started

Here is a checklist for New Faculty with links to resources to help you get acclimated to campus during your first year:

  • Attend New Faculty Orientation - Takes place the week before classes start in August
  • Attend Early Career Faculty Forums
  • Get ID card at Centennial 107
  • Get email account set up at the IT Help Desk
  • Understand your Single Sign-On username and password
  • Register your laptop, tablet, and phone with the IT Help Desk
  • Work with your department admin to:
    • Find the S: drive (personal file storage) and Y: drive (departmental file storage)
    • Get keys to your office
    • Determine parking needs
  • Meet with your library liaison and familiarize yourself with library resources
  • Complete your work authorizations

Teaching Information

  • Order books for class via checking with your department admin & then working with the S&T store
  • Complete FERPA Training to gain access to Joe'SS and Canvas via the Registrar
  • Learn the classroom locations for your classes
  • Complete classroom walk-through
  • Familiarize yourself with all teaching technologies used on campus
  • Request specialized software for courses via 

Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Student Success

Key Resources

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

In addition to the important information that is typically included in a course syllabus, all faculty are encouraged to include information provided by the Vice Provost of Academic Support linked here.

Preparing for Annual and Third-Year Reviews

Review the "Preparing for Your Annual and Third-Year Review" FAQ Panel


myVita is the campus resource for documenting all of your achievements in teaching, research, and service. You'll use this system to prepare your dossiers for promotion and tenure. Find out more from the myVita Library resource and Scholars' Mine. To access past ECFF resources, visit our archive.

Previous Early Career Faculty Forum Resources

To access past ECFF resources, visit our archive.