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  • Who should attend? 

    • All new international faculty are invited.

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Thornton House

  • Who should attend? 

    • All faculty are encouraged to attend this annual event, which includes an awards ceremony and special address by President Denise M. Trauth.

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Strahan Arena in the University Events Center

  • Check with your department for additional meetings scheduled for your College, School, Department, and/or Program.     

    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Who should attend? 

    • All new tenure-track faculty, and
    • Current faculty who are being converted to tenure-track positions.

    New faculty appointed with tenure are not required, but may choose to attend this session.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    A breakfast buffet will be served, and a light lunch will be provided.

    8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Room 1100

    Advance registration is required at https://www.txstate.edu/nfo.

  • Who should attend? 

    • All new benefits-eligible faculty appointed at 50% or more, and
    • Current per course faculty who will be appointed in a benefits-eligible position at 50% or more.

    Any questions about your appointment should be directed to your department chair/school director.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Room 1100

    Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources will provide an overview of Texas State and information about the many benefits and opportunities associate with employment.

    Advance registration is required at www.txstate.edu/nfo.

  • Immediately following New Faculty Orientation, representatives will be available from companies authorized to provide Optional Retirement Program and voluntary savings plans at Texas State University.  New faculty members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get more information about each approved company.  Human Resources staff will be available to assist with the completion of forms.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Room 1100

  • TRACS (Teaching, Research, And Collaboration System) is the collaborative learning environment at Texas State. TRACS enables faculty to enhance classroom instruction or deliver distance learning by bringing course materials, class discussions, assignments and quizzes to the Web.  Students can view course and campus announcements in one location, access direct links to course web sites and groups, and view and create a personal calendar and "to do" lists correlated with individual course calendars.

    TRACS provides tools to build and manage course web sites and online campus environments, without knowledge of HTML or other programming languages.  There are two types of sites in TRACS; course and project sites.  A course site is used for coursework, documents and materials for a course.  A project site may be used for collaboration on research, for committee work, for collaborative development projects and more.

    Who should attend? 

    • Open and recommended for all new faculty.

    Sections:

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

    Dates Available Online via Zoom Meeting:

    • Monday, August 19, 2019 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Friday, August 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Dates Available On Campus - J.C. Kellam, Room 623:

    • Monday, August 19, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

     

    Faculty are required to register for the workshop by visiting http://signup.txstate.edu/tags/tracs.  New faculty must log in using their Texas State Net ID which can be obtained from their department prior to the workshop registration.

  • Who should attend? 

    • Open to all new faculty who are not appointed in a tenure-track or tenured position.

    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 resources to support teaching, uploading your syllabus, and submitting grades.

    Location:  Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 275

    Available Dates:  

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Advance registration is required at http://nontenurelinefaculty.facultysenate.txstate.edu/nlfo.html.

  • Who should attend? 

    • Benefits-eligible faculty that are not able to attend New Faculty Orientation on August 21.
    • Benefits-eligible faculty that need more information regarding benefits after attending the August 21, session.

    This is an additional benefits session for those that were not able to attend New Faculty Orientation or for those that may want to review information regarding benefits again.  It is not necessary to attend this session if you are attending New Faculty Orientation on August 21.  This session will be a repeated version of the benefits presented at New Faculty Orientation.

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 1.m.

    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Room 460

  • Who should attend? 

    • All new faculty are invited.

      This is an informal meet and greet (just before the LBJ Picnic) where new faculty can learn about each other’s research as well as the research support services available at Texas State.  Thereafter, the group can walk over to the picnic, just a short distance from the FCS building.

      Friday, August 23, 2019

      5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

      Family & Consumer Science Building, 1st Floor Atrium

  • Who should attend? 

    • This annual event welcomes faculty and staff back to campus for a new academic year at Texas State.

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    President’s House (weather permitting)

  • Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

    University is closed.

  • Who should attend? 

    • This program is specifically designed for new tenure-track assistant professors. Complimentary optional lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  The program will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Room 1100