New and Early Career Faculty

Welcome new S&T faculty! This page contains a number of resources for new and early career faculty. A Canvas website called New Faculty Programs is also set up with a variety of resources at If you need access, please contact

  • Events for Early Career Faculty
  • New Faculty Checklist
  • Orientation for New Faculty
  • Course Syllabi Information
  • Communication Support for International Faculty
  • Library Resources
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Early Career Faculty Handbook
  • Preparing for Annual and 3rd-Year Reviews
  • My VITA

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.

New Faculty Checklist

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

Orientation 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. Here is the schedule for August 15-16, 2019:

AUGUST 15, 2019

Time    Topic Location
8 AM  Pre-Orientation Workshop: Getting Started With Canvas (Learning Management System) 103 Library 
9:30 AM   Welcome & Support from the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence  204 Library
10 AM     Introduction to Campus and Student Body from Dean's Office     204 Library
10:45 AM Coffee Break 204 Library
11 AM We Have Been There: Q&A With Early Career Colleagues 202 and 203 Library
Noon    Working Lunch: Getting Started in Teaching at S&T 204 Library
1 PM Our S&T Values: Case Studies 204 Library   
2 PM   Welcome from the Provost's Office: Leadership and Campus Organization 204 Library
2:30 PM Networking Reception with the Award-Winning Faculty 204 Library










AUGUST 16, 2019

Time Topic Location
7:30 AM      Continental Breakfast 103 Humanities-Social Sciences Building
8 AM Pre-Orientation Workshop: Setting the Tone With an Effective Syllabus  103 Humanities-Social Sciences Building
9:30 AM Resources for Research and Teaching With Library Staff 204 Library
10:30 AM Concurrent Session 1: Introduction to Advancing Your Research Agenda  204 Library
10:30 AM   Concurrent Session 1: A Student Perspective on Engaging Learning Environments 203 Library
11:15 AM Concurrent Session 2: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 204 Library
11:15 AM    Concurrent Session 2: Meet the Associate Deans for Research and External Affairs   203 Library
Noon Lunch and Mini-Resource Fair 2nd floor library and 202 Library
1 PM Concurrent Session 3: Overview of Tenure and Promotion 204 Library
1 PM Concurrent Session 3: Promotion Process for NTTs 203 Library
2 PM Overview of myVita  204 Library
2:30 PM Meet the Miner Master Mentors; networking reception 204 Library


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 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 (; (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

  • 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: 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 ( Additional guidance for faculty, including the University’s Academic Dishonesty Procedures, is available on-line at Other informational resources for students regarding ethics and integrity can be found online at

  • S&Tconnect: (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 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: 
  • 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,, or visit for information, or go to 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 
    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, 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
  • The 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 SSC at 198 Toomey Hall; 573-341-7596;; facebook:; web: 

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

Communication Support for International Faculty

The communication support for international faculty (CSIF) classes are designed to advance cultural diversity and understanding by improving overall communication between students and faculty, increasing active participation in campus dialogue, and by promoting confident communication.

Who can participate? 

  • Faculty in teaching positions
  • Tenure-track faculty
  • Tenured faculty


  • Improve overall presentation skills
  • Improve voice projection in the classroom
  • Improve American intonation skills
  • Improve pronunciation of difficult American vowels and consonants
  • Improve classroom management skills
  • Improve electronic communication skills


Classes are conducted on an individual basis for 14 weeks. The classes are free and all materials are provided. Class times are arranged at the convenience of the participant. To enroll, please email Vicki Hopgood, a speech and language pathologist, at

Library Resources

Guide to Resource Data Management

Guide to Copyright

Guide to Open Access

Contact Information:

Sherry Mahnken, Research Librarian,

Shelly McDavid, Head of Access Services,

Debi Griffith, Archivist,

Roger Weaver, Scholarly Communications Librarian,

Seth Huber, Head of Cataloging,

Library liaisons are available to faculty to answer questions and provide information such as:

  • expertise on library services, such as e-resources, interlibrary loan, reserves, and more
  • keep departmental faculty and students up to date on library services and resources
  • offer research training for students
  • offer library instruction classes
  • offer small group sessions
  • offer 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



Library Liaison

Departmental Liaison

Arts, Languages & Philosophy

Sherry Mahnken

Jorge Porcel

Biological Sciences

Roger Weaver

Chen Hou

Business & Information Technology

Sherry Mahnken

Vincent Yu

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Daniel Forciniti


Sherry Mahnken

Thomas Schuman

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Seth Huber

Jianmin Wang

Computer Science

Debi Griffith

Wei Jiang


Sherry Mahnken

Gregory Gelles

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Debi Griffith

Daryl Beetner

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Suzanna Long

English & Technical Communication

Sherry Mahnken

Ed Malone

Geological Sciences, Geological & Petroleum Engineering

Shelly McDavid

Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe

History & Political Science

Sherry Mahnken

Shannon Fogg

Materials Science & Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Mark Schlesinger

Mathematics & Statistics

Shelly McDavid

Vy Le

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Seth Huber

Gearoid MacSithigh

Mining Engineering

Roger Weaver

Samual Frimpong

Nuclear Engineering

Roger Weaver

Gary Mueller


Seth Huber

Alexey Yamilov


Sherry Mahnken

Susan Murray

Teacher Education & Certification

Sherry Mahnken



Office of Sponsored Programs

Contact Information:
202 Centennial Hall

 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 
  • 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 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:

Costas Tsatsoulis
Web page
Email addresses:

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:

For the Office of Sponsored Programs Forms Library, go here.

Early Career Faculty Handbook

Preparing for Annual and 3rd-Year Reviews


2019-2020 Faculty Forum Resources

 Identifying Research Opportunities and Finding Funding

 Pivot at Missouri S&T

Pivot Reference Guide
This provides a listing of agencies that cover general, social & civil, science & engineering, and health.

United States Funding Sources Map
Select a state from our state map and you will be directed to top grantmaking foundations, community foundations, and corporate giving programs.

2018-2019 Faculty Forum Resources

Faculty and staff advisors can sign in to S&T Connect for helpful advising tools such as to set up email notifications, set up office hours, navigate student information, schedule appointments, and record meeting outcomes. Login directly or through Canvas. Questions about S&T Connect can be directed to Rachel Morris, assistant to the vice provost for student support, at, by calling x7600, or by visiting 105 Norwood Hall.

2017 - 2018 Faculty Forum 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.

Stories of success in mentoring others.:

How mentoring can help faculty in the classroom:

How a younger faculty member can find a mentor:

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. Below are the syllabus templates for the 2017 -18 academic year. Please note that the campus policy sections may change from one year to the next. For the most recent template, visit the "Teaching and Student Learning" tab.

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


Who is EdTech?

 What is Distance Education?

  • We offer 17 graduate degree programs and over 50 graduate certificate programs through distance education. These programs are designed to expand the walls of your classroom and allow students to attend from anywhere.

 Who are our students?

  • Our students are working professionals who are looking to advance in their careers.
  • Most classes do not require live participation; however, live attendance is up to the individual instructors and should be confirmed with the academic department. All distance courses are recorded and archived for distance students to watch on their own schedule.

  • Some instructors may ask distance students to make a live presentation or participate live in a different way, but students will always know these expectations well in advance and will be able to plan accordingly. Our faculty understand most of our distance students work full time, have families and other responsibilities, and they're almost always willing to make reasonable accommodations.

 Graduate Degree Programs

 Certificate Degree Programs


Go here for the slides from Bill Fahrenholtz and Kamal Khayat on the Role of Research Centers on Campus.

Andy Careaga, director of S&T marketing and communications, and Kate Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, share helpful tips about using social media and other venues to start spreading the word about your research.

See a number of resources on the Office of Sponsored Program's website from the Proposal Writing Bootcamp held in March 2018:

What Is Important About Service? by Larry Gragg and Wayne Huebner

A powerpoint presentation from Dr. Richard Hall on promotion and tenure.