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.
On this page:
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.
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.
After your email account (login and password) is set up, you can view your class lists by logging onto Self-Service Banner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The HR office provides an array of services on college employment, compensation, benefits, policies, and procedures.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.