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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 found here.

New Tenure-Track Faculty: Resources and Responsibilities

All faculty hired in tenure-track and tenured positions are invited to attend the New Tenure-Track Faculty: Resources and Responsibilities session.  New faculty appointed with tenure are not required, but may choose to attend this session.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Faculty are required to register for this session here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Flowers Hall, Room 230

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 recourses to support teaching, uploading your syllabus, and submitting grades.  Faculty are required to register for the workshop here.

Location: Undergraduate Academic Center, Room #382

Available Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

Available Dates:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sections:

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