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New Faculty Orientation

During orientation, you will learn about Texas State University policies and procedures, benefits, technology resources, campus information, faculty organizations, receive your Texas State temporary ID and parking permit, and much more.

To facilitate your paperwork, please bring:

  • Voided check to begin direct deposit of paychecks; and
  • Social security numbers and birthdates for dependents if you wish to enroll them in the group insurance.

New Faculty Events and Registration

To find dates and locations for upcoming sessions and workshops check out the Events for New Faculty website.

New Tenure-Track Faculty: Resources and Responsibilities

During this orientation, new faculty will learn about the mission and goals of the university, the tenure and promotion process, expectations for teaching and research, and leadership and support available in the Division of Academic Affairs.  All new tenure-track faculty are expected to attend.  New tenured faculty are also welcome.  Faculty are required to register for the orientation here.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC), Room 105

Lunch: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. in Alkek Library, Room 105/106

Introduction to Course Management Technology (TRACS)

TRACS (Teaching, Research, And Collaboration System) is the collaborative learning environment at Texas State University.

Faculty are required to register for the workshop here.  New faculty must log in using their Texas State NetID which can be obtained from their department prior to the workshop registration.    

Location: Alkek Library, Room 119

Sections:

  • Beginning TRACS for New Faculty Orientation
  • Advanced TRACS for New Faculty Orientation

Available Dates:  

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Nontenure Line Faculty Workshop

This supplemental session provides more in-depth information to help navigate the first year at Texas State.  The focus is practical tips for a successful semester including resourses to support teaching, uploading your syllabus, and submitting grades.  Faculty are required to register for the workshop here.

Location: University Academic Center, Room 310

Available Dates:        

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.