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New Faculty Orientation

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  1. NewFaculty Orientation August 21, 2013

  2. Syllabus Format • Accessibility Syllabus Template with Instructions • http://homepages.dsu.edu/olsonch/syllabusinstructions.htm

  3. History – Mission of DSU • Early years 1881 – 1983 • Mission Change – 1984

  4. Organizational Chart

  5. Strategic Plan • Current plan went from 2007-2012 • University will be developing new Strategic Plan • “Listening Day” – October 2nd, classes cancelled

  6. COHE Agreement • New agreement • Effective date: July 1, 2013 to June 3, 2016 • Agreement found on the BOR website: http://www.sdbor.edu/policies_initiatives/univfacubagree.htm

  7. DSU Policies and Procedures • Faculty / Staff Handbook (found on HR site) http://www.dsu.edu/hr/guides-handbooks/index.aspx

  8. Promotion and Tenure • DSU Policy: 02-45-00 (also referred to as the Standards Document) http://www.dsu.edu/hr/policies/02-45-00.aspx • Teaching and Advising • Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities • Service

  9. System General Education System-wide General Education (SGE) requirements – 31 credits • Written Communication • Oral Communication • Social Studies • Arts and Humanities • Mathematics • Natural Sciences • Information Literacy • Global Issues

  10. Institutional General Education • Institutional Graduation Requirements (IGR) – 11 credits • Information Systems and Computer Technology • Written Communication • Personal Wellness

  11. General Education Policies • Pre-general education courses • MATH 021 Basic Algebra • MATH 101 Intermediate Algebra • ENGL 033 Basic Writing • LART 110 Language Arts: Reading

  12. Travel Guidelines • Professional travel fund • Funding limit -- $1,200 annually • 80/20 for presenting; 70/30 if attending • Faculty training fund • Funding limit -- $1,200 annually • Tech Fee Training fund • 100% funding

  13. Office Hours • 8 hours a week spread over a minimum of 3 days. • Faculty will include in their syllabi a statement that they are available by appointment and established reasonable and responsible email repose times of a maximum of 48 hours M-F excluding holidays, semester breaks and sick or personal leave. • Faculty who teach online classes or who set assignment deadlines over the weekend will set email response times that take into account students’ need for information and reassurance as assignment deadlines draw near.

  14. Faculty Development Opportunities • Various development opportunities will happen throughout the academic year.

  15. Campus Alert System • Register at the following website: http://www.dsu.edu/campus-alert.aspx

  16. New Faculty Orientation • Two additional sessions this fall and two sessions in the spring. • Topics to include: • Advising Students • IDEA Survey • Research • Appendix E • Curriculum and Service

  17. Questions…