New Faculty Information
Message from David Harvey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Terri Bonebright, Dean of the Faculty, July 19, 2012
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 in August and throughout the year, and many other resources and services at DePauw. Please mark these events on your calendar, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 765-658-4359.
Friday, August 3
This is the deadline for ordering regalia for the Opening Convocation of the 2012-2013 academic year, which will be held on August 18 (see below for further information). All faculty members are expected to participate in the academic procession in academic regalia. If you need to rent academic regalia for this event, contact Jackie Finney in the DePauw Bookstore (765-658-4926) or email email@example.com. After August 3rd a $20.00 late fee will be assessed for any rush orders.
Wednesday, August 15
New Faculty Orientation is a required event that begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building, Room 231/232. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Faculty Development Coordinator, will guide you through the two-day orientation activities. The program will include an introduction to academic policies and procedures, an overview of DePauw's online information systems, an introduction to the Faculty Development Program, a discussion of student life, and a session with Human Resources which will include a discussion of benefits and other policies. All new faculty must attend the Human Resources session. Click here for a message from HR regarding employee benefits. The Document "Brief Information for New Employees" provides information on the types of identification you will need when filling out your employment paperwork. Please note that this employment paperwork must be complete before you may start work, 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 a 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 vehicle registration card to do so).
Thursday, August 16
The New Faculty Orientation program will continue at 9:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast in Cafe Roy at the Roy O. West Library. This will include a session about DePauw's Libraries and Information Services and discussions about teaching at DePauw. (Click here for a Welcome Message from the library.) Other members of the DePauw faculty will contribute to discussions of issues like workload, scheduling exams and papers, attendance and grading policies, overall course design, and good practices. Please bring a draft syllabus for one of your courses to discuss with the group. We encourage you to peruse the guidelines for syllabus creation prior to the session.
Friday, August 17
The Faculty Institute, which marks the opening of the academic year for all faculty members, will take place beginning at 8:00 am with coffee and a continental breakfast available on the first floor of East College. The program will begin at 8:30 am in Meharry Hall (on the second floor in East College). More details will be sent via email closer to this event.
At 5:30 p.m. there will be a University-wide picnic located on the East College Lawn/Tent on the Green to welcome all new faculty members and staff members and their families to the reassembled DePauw community. You and your spouse (or guest) and other family members are invited to this event. Your chair or a member of your department will join you to introduce you to your new colleagues.
Saturday, August 18
The Opening Convocation of the 2012-13 academic year at which incoming students and their families are welcomed to DePauw will begin promptly at 3:00 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 Terri Bonebright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-658-4359 if special circumstances require you to be excused from the convocation.
Wednesday, August 22
First day of classes.
Other New Faculty Workshops for the semester:
- September 6, 2012, at 4 pm, in the Union Building, Room 231/232
- October 11, 2012, at 4 pm, in the Union Building, Room 231/232
- November 8, 2012, at 4 pm, in the Union Building, Room 231/232
You’ll also be receiving information about many Faculty Development activities which take place each semester over lunch and at the 4 o’clock hour. "Faculty Forums" and “Faculty Research Colloquia” provide opportunities to hear about the exciting research and creative work our colleagues are doing. Teaching workshops organized by FITS, by the coordinators of the competency programs in Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Quantitative Reasoning, and by other interested groups are a chance for all of us to share ideas about teaching and learning at DePauw. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick is also available for consultation about teaching and/or professional activities and opportunities; you can reach him by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone 765-658-5095.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 765-658-4359. We look forward to working with you in the coming year.