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    Information for New Faculty

    Welcome to Colorado College!

    You will be invited to the New Faculty Orientation in the week preceding the start of Block 1. The orientation is organized by the Director of the Crown Faculty Center and the Associate Dean of the Faculty. The Human Resources Office will also host new faculty employee sessions.

    Throughout the year, the Academic Deans and the Crown Faculty Center also organize a number of workshops around teaching and scholarship, and to acquaint you with offices that can assist you in your work.

    This page contains some useful information for new faculty that many find useful to have before they arrive on campus for the orientation. If you have any questions, your department/program chair or staff assistant will have the answer or will be able to direct you to someone who does. You are also welcome to contact Olga Sonnenburg (719-389-6682) in the Dean's Office or Barbara Wilson (719-389-6421) in Human Resources if you have questions about the new faculty orientation or other topics associated with your transition as a new Colorado College faculty.

    Faculty at Honors Convocation 2014

    On this page:

    Academic Calendar

    Benefits information

    Building access

    Class list

    Colorado Springs

    Faculty research accounting

    Governance

    Grants

    Gym and athletics

    HR

    IDs

    ITS

    Copyright policy

    Library

    Mail

    Mentoring

    Student Evaluations

    Printing

    Student conduct

    Textbooks

    Visiting Faculty

    Academic Calendar

    Academics: Teaching and advising resources

    Visit the For Faculty page in the Dean’s Office website to learn more about the Curriculum and all-college requirements, Crown Faculty Center, advising resources, and other teaching resources and opportunities such as the First Year Experience, the Colket Center, the Bridge Scholars Program, teaching off-campus and abroad, teaching in the summer, and the Honor Council.

    Benefits information

    Building access, keys, and hours

    Building entrance and office keys are ordered online from Facilities Services. Please check with your department staff assistant to see if keys has already been ordered for you. You do not need a key to enter buildings during open hours. Do not give your students your office keys. Do not lend your CC ID Card (Gold Card) to students.

    Class list

    After your email account (login and password) is set up, you can view your class lists by logging onto Self-Service Banner.

    Colorado Springs

    The Colorado Springs web site shares information about the city. The El Paso County website provides information on park services and programs, county maps, and county offices. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance provides helpful information about relocation to Colorado Springs.

    Faculty research account and finances

    Start-up funds for new tenure-track faculty as well as internal college grants awarded to faculty members are placed in the faculty member's research account. Visit the website of the Office of Finance and Administration (aka the Business Office) for information on college financial policies, procedures, forms, and instructions on how to review your research account transaction and balance information.

    Governance

    The faculty governs matters of academic policies, academic standards, and the curriculum. Faculty Meetings are held on the 4th Monday each block. The agenda and minutes are emailed to all faculty and also archived on the Dean's Office Canvas Page. The Faculty Handbook describes the administrative organization of the College and the policies and procedures that govern members of the faculty and the academic programs of the College. All college committees and all divisions of the college contribute to the shared governance at Colorado College.

    Grants

    The Office of the Dean provides numerous internal grant resources, and also supports faculty in applying for external grants. Visit the Grants page for additional information. In addition, there are separate student grants for student initiated projects, and also special summer grants for faculty to fund faculty-student collaborative research.

    Gym and athletics

    Faculty have access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center and its faculty and staff locker rooms. Visit the Recreation website for information and schedules for competitive and recreational sports.

    Human resources office

    The HR office provides an array of services on college employment, compensation, benefits, policies, and procedures.

    Identification Card (Gold Card)

    Your faculty ID card is a photo ID card that can be used for building access, gym access, library check-out, and many other functions. Visit the Worner Campus Center main desk to get your card.

    Information Technology and Computing

    Your network account and email are created automatically and your username and password are sent to the staff assistant in your department. You have a personal network storage drive and a department shared network storage drive. The department staff assistant may be able to help if you need information on how your computer works. Your Office365 web access also includes cloud storage and collaboration capacities. Contact ITS: at its@coloradocollege.edu or 719-389-6449 (or campus extension x6449) to consult on, order, and set up your computer and to answer any tech questions you might have.

    The ITS: webpage provides helpful information on the college's computing and informational environment and "how to" documentation.

    Intellectual property and copyright policy

    The college's intellectual property and copyright policy encourages the creation and dissemination of creative and intellectual work. It applies to all faculty, staff, and students. Appendix B of the policy provides guidelines on the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials such as library reserves, electronic course materials.

    Library

    Tutt Library provides a rich set of research and teaching resources. Visit the website for more information on circulation, the Seay Music Library, Special Collections, interlibrary loans, course reserves, and other resources.

    Mail

    Campus and off-campus mail is delivered to and picked up from the department or program office daily. Mail to faculty, staff, or college offices should be addressed with the recipient's name and mailbox number or office location. Student mail should be addressed with the student's name and Worner box number.

    Mentoring

    The faculty mentoring program aims to provide guidance and support for new faculty as they become part of our community of teacher-scholars. While there are many different definitions, goals, and ways of mentoring, CC’s program consists of one-on-one mentoring, cohort-based mentoring, and departmental mentoring. Read more about mentoring at the Faculty Mentoring page.

    Online student course evaluation

    At the end the block, students submit evaluations through an online system (Banner), after which their grades are released to them. Faculty can access the anonymous student evaluations after grades are entered through Banner.

    Printing and copying

    Colorado College utilizes a centralized managed print approach to printing, copying, faxing, and scanning across the whole college to improve access to advanced features and environmentally sustainable printing for the campus community. Visit the ITS: "How do I Print" for information on connecting to a CC printer.

    Student conduct and policy

    The Pathfinder is the document that describes the rights and responsibilities of students. All Colorado College students are governed by the Pathfinder, from the time they matriculate to the time they graduate, whether they are on-campus or off-campus (includes studying abroad), in class or out of class. The Pathfinder includes academic policies and procedures, student code of conduct, residential life policies, and general college policies.

    Textbook ordering

    You can order textbooks to be carried by the CC bookstore by emailing bookstore@coloradocollege.edu or by setting up an instructor account at the bookstore website and ordering through the website.

    Visiting faculty housing and residential life

    As a residential liberal arts college, the vast majority of students live on campus in traditional dorms, themed living communities, and apartments overseen by the Office of Residential Life and Campus Activities. For short-term visiting faculty, Colorado College offers a limited number of furnished apartments as temporary housing

    Visiting faculty: additional information

    Additional information and tips for short-term visiting faculty.