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New Faculty Orientation

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Contact New Faculty Orientation  

New Faculty Orientation

309B Recitation Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Email: Tara Guerriero
Phone: 610-436-0041

Virtual Binder


  1. Table of Contents
  2. Survival Checklist
  3. Links
  4. Frequently Used Acronyms
  5. List of Deans
  6. Presentation PowerPoints for NFO Orientation 2017
  7. Library Services
  8. University Libraries New Faculty Checklist

A. University Policies and Procedures

  1. ADA Classroom Accommodations Appeals Procedure
  2. Prolonged Student Absences and Missed Class Notifications
  4. Statement of Professional Ethics
  5. Policy on Required Course Information, Evaluations, and Syllabi
  6. Mission Statement
  7. Faculty Senate
  8. Policy on Dealing with Disruptive Classroom Behaviour
  9. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  10. Copyright Information
  11. Student Health Services
  12. CAPC

B. Our Students

  1. Admission Highlights: Fall 2017
  2. Who Are Our Students?

C. Teaching and Advising Responsibilities

  1. LARC (Learning Assistance and Resource Center)
  2. WCU Writing Center
  3. Goals of the WCU General Education Program
  4. Tips for Successful Syllabus Construction and Course Management
  5. TLAC Overview: Want to Know More?
  6. Career Development Center Information
  7. Distance Education Course Approval
  8. Distance Education Instructional Design Brochure
  9. Pennsylvania State Library Resources for WCU Faculty and Staff

D. Evaluation

  1. Top Ten Things That Must Be Done During Your First Year
  2. Some Common Misbeliefs About Teaching Evaluations
  3. Tenure Dates , Tenure Dates 2016
  4. Department Review
  5. Chairperson Review
  6. Performance Checklist
  7. SRIS
  8. Criteria for Promotion
  9. IDEA (Tenure and Promotion Planning Folder)
  10. Evaluation Process Leading to tenure and Promotion

E. Research

  1. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  2. ORSP INFO NFO 2016
  3. Funding Examples

F. Faculty Resource Fair Materials

  1. CIP Mission Statement
  2. Educating for Sustainability
  3. Faculty Guide to Career Development
  4. Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs
  5. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Information Sheet
  6. Resource Fair Participants

Note: All documents contained in this Virtual Binder are .pdf files.

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