New Faculty and Lecturers

*Important* make sure you complete all onboarding requirements from HR!

First Month on the Job – Get to know EMU!
Test yourself with a website review. For example, start here and http://www.emich.edu/ and locate:

  • Your department's home page
  • Organization chart for the University
  • Office of Records and Registration's Grade Schedule
  • Course Catalog
  • What are you teaching?
  • Tour the campus

One of the best ways to get to know the campus and our students is by joining an Admissions tour! Admissions loves to have faculty come along for daily tours and Explore Eastern. Ask a colleague to lunch and include a visit to a new spot on campus such as:

  • Dining Commons (closed until September)
  • Eastern Eateries (closed until September)
  • College of Business (hint - very near some Ypsi lunch spots!)
  • Make an appointment with the Faculty Development Center (FDC) for an informational meeting
  • Bring all your questions
  • Do a syllabus check-up
  • Scan and upload documents for classes
  • Get sporadic sanity checks as needed
  • Meet Your Librarian
  • EMU Librarian Subject Specialists List Learn how to request materials for the collection
  • Get good ideas (and some no-nos) for introducing students to library use
  • Find out about access to University of Michigan Libraries and other collections
  • Communication Technology
  • Tour the my.emich portal
  • Learn some tips for using EagleMail email, calendar, and briefcase, on the EagleMail Collaboration Tools page
  • Get your Eagle OneCard (EMU ID Card), required ID card for library and some building access. Pick up yours at 201 Pierce Hall
  • Get to know your college tech support
  • For your calendar
  • EMU Today
  • Academic Calendar (with holiday and break dates)
  • Exam Calenda
  • Music/Dance/Arts
  • Music and Dance Calendar
  • Theatre Calendar
  • Arts Calendar
  • Campus Life
  • Convocation Center
  • Athletics

Other training to be completed in the first term

  • Mandatory environment health and safety training (ask your Department/Program staff member for the scheduled trainings)
  • Mandatory Sexual Harassment online training
  • Optional professional development training from Human Resources
  • Optional Human Subjects, Research Ethics training from ORD

Checklist of Topics to be Discussed

  • Review your Department Evaluation Document (DED) and Department Input Document (DID)
  • Advice on record-keeping for annual activity reports and tenure process
  • Committee/Service options for the first year
  • Plans for individual mentorship or update meetings
  • Key deadlines for advancement, course changes, research or travel proposals, etc.
  • Dates of regularly scheduled meetings
  • To discuss with your Department Head, Departmental Personnel Committee, Mentor or Union Steward
  • Protocol for contacting the Information Technology (IT) Technologist assigned to your building or program
  • Classroom needs
  • Research/lab/materials/equipment needs
  • Textbook ordering procedure
  • Travel and absence procedures
  • Photocopier procedures
  • Mailbox location and mail procedures
  • Parking pass and campus parking map
  • Keys
  • Telephone instructions and codes
  • Computer and office setup
  • To discuss with your department/program staff