New Faculty Orientation
We are pleased that you will be joining us at Denison.
New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for August 20-21, 2015. Orientation provides the opportunity to meet other faculty and develop some working relationships with them. A package containing information concerning this orientation has been sent to you; please take time to carefully review all the materials.
The links below are to inform you about important employee/teaching information.
Section I: New Employee Information
You should receive 2 letters of information, the first is sent in June to your home address followed by another in August. The August letter is sent to your email address since you will be in transition to relocating to the Denison area. As we receive your completed personal data form you will be given access to your email & network accounts. You will receive an email from Susan Kosling informing you of your Denison e-mail address and password.
Salary Advance and Moving Expenses
Faculty members may obtain one salary advance per academic year, not in excess of one month's gross pay, by submitting a Request for Payment to the Office of Provost with a brief statement outlining the general purpose of the advance. Such advances will be recovered over the remaining pay periods of the current contract year.
The Request for Payment form (located under the Accounting channel in MyDenison - Accounting Forms) is submitted to Susan Kosling no later than August 15th in order to receive payment during the first week of classes.
Moving Expenses can be reimbursed by completing the Request for Payment form (located under the Accounting channel in MyDenison - Accounting Forms) , attaching the receipts, and submitting to Susan Kosling. Please complete the form including purpose of payment, specific amounts and total amount. The Provost's Office will complete the index title and account numbers. This form can be submitted once all moving expenses are completed.
New Faculty Orientation Checklist
Items needed for the August orientation for new faculty:
- Bring at least one of the following types of Identification:
- Both a Driver's license and social security card
- Both a driver's license and a certified copy of your birth certificate
- A “voided” check or deposit slip for direct deposit of your paycheck
- Beneficiary's social security number for beneficiary designations for life insurance plans
- For a parking sticker, bring the license plate number on your vehicle(s), and the year, make, and model of your vehicle(s)
- Proof of your terminal degree (a photocopy or scan of your diploma)
New Faculty Orientation Schedule
Campus ID Cards & Denison Dollars
Campus ID Cards
In order to receive your Denison ID number and your ID card you must complete your personal data information that was included with your June package and return to Susan Kosling (740-587-6243).
The Faculty/Staff Picture Identification Card is issued at the time of employment for the exclusive use of the employee. There will be time on Tuesday of Orientation to get your photo ID in the Curtis West Service Center located on the West Quad in the Curtis Dining Hall building. The Denison ID number will show up on the front of your Denison ID Card. This card serves a dual purpose as an activity card and identification for Denison staff members.
This card enables the holder to attend, without charge, home athletic events. Presentation of this card is required when using the automated library circulation system and all athletic facilities, including swimming and the weight room. The Vail Arts Series, various lectures and theater presentations are also open to employees. There may be a charge for some events. Your ID card is also used for card key access to some areas on campus. The card also provides access to Denison Dollars.
You can load your Denison ID Card with funds to be used at various areas on campus. These funds are called Denison Dollars and can be used for purchases at the Bookstore, Slayter Union, Curtis and Huffman Dining Halls, as well as laundry services, vending machines and Whits Frozen Custard in Granville. You can load your card by visiting the Cashier's Office in Doane Administration Building.
The department will take care of submitting paperwork to Facilities Services in order for you to receive a building key. You will be able to pick it up during their office hours. Please call Lynn McIlyar at 587-6264 in advance to confirm that it is ready for you. When you pick it up, you will need to show a Denison I.D. or your driver's license.
The Facilities Services hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30–4:00pm and is located north east of the campus on the corner of North Pearl and Burg.
- Campus Map [pdf] (See Physical Plant on map)
The below information is for incoming faculty only, not for computer replacements for current faculty.
Incoming Tenure Track Faculty:
To select your computer equipment, please…
Review the Summer 2015 Computer Replacements/Purchases page to see the available options. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your technology needs, please contact your department's instructional technologist. Complete the Incoming Tenure Track Faculty Computer Selection Form by July 17, 2015.
Incoming Visiting Faculty:
To select your computer equipment, please…
Optional: contact your department's instructional technologist if you would like to discuss your technology needs or see if your department has a preference on computer type (Windows/PC vs. Mac/Apple). Complete the Incoming Visiting Faculty Computer Selection Form by July 17, 2015.
Questions or trouble with the form? Please check with your department's instructional technologist or contact the ITS Help Desk at 740-587-6395.
For more information on obtaining a parking permit sticker, please visit the Security channel on MyDenison, located under Campus Resources.
For more information about compensation, visit the Handbook's pages on Financial Arrangements.
For more on Benefits, please visit Human Resources' information on Employment Benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive my first paycheck?
Your first paycheck will come on September 25th and on the 25th of every month thereafter.
When will my health insurance benefits begin?
Health benefits apply on the first day of classes.
What is the DU Self Service System?
DU Self-Service located within MyDenison is used for viewing your benefit information, pay stubs, submitting your grades, viewing class rosters and your PD account balance.
DU Self-Service Login Information
- Username: Your Denison identification number including the “D”
- PIN: Faculty/Staff - Your initial PIN is automatically emailed to you and should be one of the first emails you receive
Can't find/don't know your PIN? You can reset it online as long as you know your Denison e-mail password.
What funding is available for travel?
Please see Denison's Professional Travel Policy.
What teaching resources are available at DU?
You will find a variety of resources in Professional Development.
Who do I call regarding technology assistance, such as setting up a Blackboard course?
The first place to call with any technology-related question is the Help Desk (x6395). If you have teaching or research technology needs please contact your instructional technologist. If you do not know who your instructional technologist is, please visit Department Liaisons.
I'm asked to allow students to observe their religious holidays, but how do I know when those holidays are?
Please visit on the Religious Calendar.
What are the student travel procedures?
For more information, go to MyDenison/Campus Resource/Provost/Teaching, Learning & Curriculum.
Who do I contact if a student either cheats on an examination or has plagiarized a paper?
As is indicated in Denison's Student Handbook, available through MyDenison, instructors must refer every act of academic dishonesty to the Associate Provost, Jim Pletcher. Violations may result in failure in the course, suspension, or expulsion. For more information about an academic incident go to MyDenison/Campus Resource/Provost/Reporting an Academic Violation.
What do I do if I have questions about an issue and don't know who to ask?
You may have to check with a variety of sources. The fact is that there are so many policies and procedures on campus that there are few people who know them all. Check with senior colleagues, your chair, the Academic Administrative Assistant in your department, or your mentor.
What is BigRedID?
- DenisonApps (Google-powered email, calendar, etc.)
- Student computer registration
- Password change services
…and more services to come!
BigRedID is just one part of a series of enhancements to Denison's networked applications and resources, which will also include a new and improved MyDenison portal system.
Section II: Policies and Procedures
- Mission Statement
- Campus Compact
- Academic Integrity Code
- Intellectual Property
- Copyright and Fair Use Information
- Diversity Guide
- Student Course Evaluation Sample Questions (Available in MyDenison under Campus Resources Provost)
Section III: Preparing for Classes
- Sample Disability & Integrity Statements for Syllabi (Available in MyDenison under Campus Resources Provost)
- Library Materials
- Library Staff & Liaison
- Registration Database (Blackboard information and Technology Workshops are available in MyDenison under Campus Resources/Information Technology Services.)
Section IV: Local Information