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
  • Library Resources
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • 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.

FALL 2020

  • 8/26/2020 - Charting Your Path to Success: myVita
    • Irina Ivliyeva - CAFE Chair & Professor of Arts, Languages (Russian), & Philosophy
    • Roger Weaver - Director of Library Operations & Scholarly Communications
  • 9/9/2020 - Teaching Effectiveness: Writing a Teaching Philosophy
  • 9/23/2020 - Advising 101: The Basics of Advising Students
    • Kathy Northcut - Interim Vice Provost of Academic Support
    • Rachel Morris - Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Support
    • Tyrone Davidson - Co-Director of Advising
  • 10/7/2020 - Identifying Research Sponsors/Finding Funding Opportunities 
    • Costas Tsatsoulis - Vice Chancellor of Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • 10/21/2020 - Pre-Award Activities & Compliance
    • Matthew Mertz - Senior Compliance Manager of the Office of Sponsored Programs
  • 11/4/2020 - Classroom Technologies
    • Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
  • 11/18/2020 - Active Teaching & Learning Strategies (Online Engagement)
  • 12/2/2020 - CAFE Funding Activities /IT Research Assistance
    • Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
    • Perry Koob and Cynthia Germeroth of IT


  • 2/3/2021 (4-5 pm) - How Do Students Learn?
    • Merilee Krueger - Teaching Professor of Psychological Science
  • 2/17/2021 (4-5 pm) - Promotion and Tenure Topics for TT and NTT
  • 3/3/2021 (4-5 pm) - Research Centers
    • Research Center Directors
  • 3/17/2021 (4-5 pm) - What's Important in Copyright? / Patents / Innovation
  • 3/31/2021 (4-5 pm) - Steps for Writing a Research Proposal
  • 4/14/2021 (4-5 pm) - Digital Literacy for Canvas / Getting Ready for Fall Classes
    • Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
  • 4/28/2021 (4-5 pm) - NSF FastLane
    • Office of Sponsored Programs


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 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. CAFE will send out the Zoom link to join remotely. Here is the schedule for August 18-19, 2020.

AUGUST 18, 2020

  • 8:00 a.m. - Pre-Orientation Workshop: Getting Started with Canvas 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Help from Information Technology 
  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome & Support from the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
  • 10:00 a.m. - Award-Winning Faculty Share Teaching Tips 
  • 10:45 a.m. - Coffee Break
  • 11:00 a.m. - We Have Been Where You Are: Q&A With Early Career Faculty 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Welcome from the Provost's Office: Leadership & Campus Organization 
  • 1:00 p.m. - Welcome from the Deans 
  • 2:00 p.m. - Missouri S&T Values 
  • 3:00 p.m. - Campus Tour (Optional)

August 19, 2020

  • 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. - A Student Perspective: What Makes An Engaging Learning Environment? 
  • 11:15 a.m. - Coffee Break; Meet with Associate Dean of CEC
  • 11:30 a.m. - Introduction to Advancing Your Research Agenda 
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; meet Miner Master Mentors
  • 1:00 p.m. - Overview of Promotion & Tenure 
  • 2:00 p.m. - Get Your FREE Campus Portrait! (Library Room G11)

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.

Library Resources

Guide to Resource Data Management

Guide to Copyright

Guide to Open Access

Contact Information:

Sherry Mahnken, Research Librarian,

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

Ellen Cline

Chen Hou

Business & Information Technology

Sherry Mahnken

Vincent Yu

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Daniel Forciniti


Sherry Mahnken

Thomas Schuman

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Ellen Cline

Jianmin Wang

Computer Science

Ellen Cline

Wei Jiang


Sherry Mahnken

Michael Davis

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ellen Cline

Daryl Beetner

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Suzanna Long

English & Technical Communication

Sherry Mahnken

Ed Malone

Geological Sciences, Geological & Petroleum Engineering

Ellen Cline

Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe

History & Political Science

Sherry Mahnken

Michael Bruening

Materials Science & Engineering

Sherry Mahnken

Mark Schlesinger

Mathematics & Statistics

Ellen Cline

Vy Le

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Ellen Cline


Mining Engineering

Ellen Cline

Samual Frimpong

Nuclear Engineering

Ellen Cline

Gary Mueller


Ellen Cline

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.
  • 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.

Preparing for Annual and 3rd-Year Reviews


2019-2020 Faculty Forum Resources

A PowerPoint presentation on Advising 101 from Tyrone Davidson, director of the Advising Center

 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.:  3 Inspiring Stories That May Change the Way You Teach 

How mentoring can help faculty in the classroom: 3 Ways a Mentor will Help Improve Your Teaching

How a younger faculty member can find a mentor: 4 Ways Younger Faculty Can Find a Mentor

Finding a mentor in research: 3 Ways to Find a Mentor for 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.