Information for New Faculty
Welcome to DePauw! We’re excited to have you as a colleague.
To help you prepare for the new school year, we've designed this web-page 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
Office Keys -- Ben Hogan will contact you when your keys are ready for pick-up. Please contact Ben at email@example.com with any questions.
Syllabi Preparation -- As you finalize the syllabi for your courses, please consult the "Tips for Planning Your Course" as well as the Final Exam Schedule for important dates and policies. You may also wish to consult the Faculty Development Teaching Strategies page for helpful information about inclusive pedagogies.
Renting Academic Regalia -- by Friday, August 2, 2019
August 2 is the deadline for ordering regalia for the August 16, 2019 Opening Convocation of the 2019-2020 academic year (see below for further information). All full-time faculty members are expected to participate in the procession wearing academic regalia. If you need to rent academic regalia for this event, please contact Andrew Bowman, Manager of Eli's Bookstore, either by phone (765-653-0618) or e-mail -- firstname.lastname@example.org. The bookstore is located within walking distance of campus at 6 E. Washington Street, adjacent to the Starbucks in the downtown square. Please note that any orders made after August 2nd will include an additional charge for rush shipping.
New Faculty Orientation:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 12, 13, & 14, 2019
New Faculty Orientation is a three-day event required of all new full-time and part-time faculty members. It consists of two parts -- a new employee orientation on Monday, August 12, and a new faculty orientation on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13 and 14, 2019.
Human Resources will hold a New Employee Orientation on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Julian Science and Mathematics Center, Room 108. The day will provide information regarding benefits; the University’s mission, vision, history, and values; and key institutional policies and resources. You will receive further details about the day via e-mail from Human Resources.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13-14, 2019, you will meet new and continuing faculty colleagues, as well as administrators and staff. You will also be introduced to teaching at DePauw; academic policies and procedures; online information systems; the Faculty Development Program; student life; and libraries and information services (click here for a message from the library). Nahyan Fancy (email@example.com), Faculty Development Coordinator, will send additional information about the two-day orientation schedule.
Faculty-Staff Institute: Thursday, August 15, 2019
To recognize and develop the partnership between faculty and staff, and to provide opportunities for us to collaborate on areas such as strategic planning, there is a joint Faculty and Staff Institute on August 15. An informal drop-in social gathering will launch the day with coffee and pastries served from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Wallace-Stewart Commons of Hoover Hall. The Faculty-Staff Institute will convene at 10:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Union Building, ending at Noon with an All Faculty-Staff Picnic following at Stewart Plaza and Hoover Hall.
Opening Convocation: Friday, August 16, 2019
The Opening Convocation officially begins the 2019-20 academic year. In this official welcome of incoming students and their families, faculty will process in academic regalia and President Mark McCoy will address the community. The program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. All full-time faculty members are expected to attend the convocation, and are required to line up at 1:30p.m. Fred Soster, the University Marshal, will provide you with instructions for assembling and lining up in advance for the procession. Please contact Bridget Gourley, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-658-4359 if special circumstances require you to be excused from the convocation.
First day of classes -- Wednesday, August 21, 2019