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.

  • New Faculty Checklist
  • Orientation for New Faculty
  • Events for Early Career Faculty

New Faculty Checklist

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

Getting Started

  • 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

Orientation for New Faculty

Every 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. The schedule of events for Fall 2021 is listed below. Unless otherwise noted below, all sessions take place in Curtis Laws Wilson Library Room 202. 

DAY ONE EVENTS (August 18, 2021)

  • 7:30 a.m. -- Contintental Breakfast (meet and greet) [Library Room 103]
  • 8:00 a.m. -- Pre-Orientation Workshop: Getting Started with Canvas [Library Room 103]
  • 9:00 a.m. -- Help from Information Technology [Library Room 103]
  • 9:30 a.m. -- Welcome & Support from the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
  • 10:00 a.m. -- Welcome from the Deans 
  • 10:30 a.m. -- Coffee Break / Introduction to Video Services from CAFE
  • 10:45 a.m. -- We Have Been Where You Are: Q&A With Early Career Faculty 
  • 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch and Welcome from the Provost's Office: Leadership & Campus Organization 
  • 12:30 p.m. -- Classroom Engagement: Faculty and Students Share Perspectives
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. -- Campus Portraits - schedule in advance at [Campus Support Facility Room 105]

DAY TWO EVENTS (August 19, 2021)

  • 7:30 a.m. -- Continental Breakfast (meet and greet)
  • 8:00 a.m. -- Pre-Orientation Workshop: Setting the Tone with an Effective Syllabus 
  • 9:15 a.m. -- Resources for Research and Teaching with Library Staff 
  • 10:15 a.m. -- Introduction to Advancing Your Research Agenda
  • 11:00 a.m. -- Coffee Break / Rolla Community Resources Video
  • 11:15 a.m. -- Charting Your Path to Success with associate deans and Miner Master Mentors 
  • 12:15 p.m. -- Grab and Go Lunch

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. Scroll down for archived resources from previous events.

NOTE: Registration is limited to UM-System faculty, staff, and students only.


1/26/2022   How Do Students Learn? / Writing Center Library 202   Register
2/9/2022 Successful Promotion and Tenure: A Peer Perspective Library 202    Register
2/23/2022  Research Center Directors Library 202 Register
3/9/2022 What's Important to Know about Copyright, Patent, and Innovation? Library 202 Register
3/23/2022 Writing a Research Proposal Library 202 Register
4/6/2022 Digital Literacy for Canvas: Getting Ready for Fall Classes Library 202  Register
4/20/2022  TBD Library 202  Register

FALL 2021

8/25/2021   Charting Your Path to Success: myVita   Library 202   Register
9/8/2021 Teaching Effectiveness:
Writing a Teaching Philosophy, mid-semester feedback, end of course evaluations   
Library 202    Register
9/22/2021  Advising 101: The Basics of Advising Students Library 202 Register 
9/22/2021 Chancellor's Reception [6-7 PM] - Havener, 204 / Carver-Turner Room Havener Center 204   
10/6/2021 Identifying Research Sponsors / Finding Funding Opportunities  Library 202 Register 
10/20/2021 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning / CAFE Resources for Instructional Innovation  Library 202  Register 
11/3/2021  Best Practices for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies  Library 202  Register 
11/17/2021  Your Academic Portfolio + Third Year Review Process + Mentoring  Library 202  Register 
12/1/2021  Leveraging Classroom and Research Technologies / Getting Ready for Spring Classes   Library 202  Register 

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.