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New Faculty Information

July 10, 2014

Dear New Faculty Member,

Welcome to DePauw! To help you prepare for fall, we've designed this website with information about opening week activities, new faculty orientation, and other resources you may find useful. Please mark the events on your calendar, and if you have questions, please contact us in Academic Affairs at 765-658-4359.  

Upon your arrival

As soon as you arrive on campus, please visit Human Resources in the Administration Building to fill out employment forms. The document "Brief Information for New Employees" describes the types of identification you will need to provide. Please note that this employment paperwork must be completed before you begin work or receive a paycheck, and before the University can pay a moving expense allowance to those who are eligible to receive this benefit.  

You may obtain your University ID card in the ID/One Card Office on the lower level of the Union Building and register your vehicle for a parking sticker in the Public Safety Office on the second floor of the Union Building (you will need your car’s make, model and license plate number to do so).

You may collect your office and building keys from the Academic Affairs office in Julian Science and Mathematics Center, Room 377.

When you are working on the syllabi for your courses, you should consult the "Tips for Planning Your Course" for important dates and policies.  You may also wish to consult the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) site for helpful information about teaching.

Saturday, August 9

This is the deadline for ordering regalia for the Opening Convocation of the 2014-2015 academic year on August 23 (see below for further information). All faculty members are expected to participate in the procession wearing academic regalia. If you need to rent academic regalia for this event, contact Chad Wiekert at Eli's Bookstore either by phone (765-653-0618) or email 1287gm@follett.comThe bookstore is located within walking distance of campus at 6 E. Washington Street, adjacent to the downtown square.  Please note that any orders made after August 9th will include an additional charge for rush shipping.

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 19 & 20

New Faculty Orientation is a two-day event required of all new full-time faculty members, though we welcome and encourage new part-time faculty members to attend as well.  It begins with a continental breakfast on Tuesday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Union Building, Room 231/232.  Jeff Kenney (, Faculty Development Coordinator, will guide you through the two-day orientation during which you will meet faculty members, administrators and staff who will introduce you to academic policies and procedures; online information systems; the Faculty Development Program; libraries and information services (click here for a Welcome Message from the library); and student life and teaching at DePauw.  As part of orientation, Human Resources will discuss employment benefits and assist those who are eligible with enrollment (please click here for information from HR regarding employee benefits).  A "Meet and Greet" will be held by President Casey at his home (125 Wood Street) beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday evening for new faculty members. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 22

The Faculty Institute, which marks the opening of the academic year for all faculty members, will begin in the morning.  You will receive details about this event closer to this date.  At 5:30 p.m. there will be a University-wide picnic in Bowman Park (next to Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts) to welcome new faculty and staff members and their families to the reassembled DePauw community. You and your spouse (or guest) and other family members are invited to the picnic. Your chair or a member of your department will join you to introduce you to your new colleagues.

Saturday, August 23

The Opening Convocation of the 2014-15 academic year at which incoming students and their families are welcomed to DePauw will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.  During the convocation there will be a faculty procession in academic regalia and an address by President Casey. All faculty members are expected to attend the convocation. Fred Soster, the University Marshal, will provide you with instructions for assembling and lining up in advance for the procession.  Please contact Carrie Klaus (Dean of Faculty) at or 765-658-4359 if special circumstances require you to be excused from the convocation.

Wednesday, August 27

First day of classes.


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