We are delighted to welcome you to Northern
Arizona University. To help launch a great year for you at NAU, we have
developed this page of information and links for new faculty.
NEW!: For helpful resources, access the Productive Beginnings BlackboardLearn shell at http://tinyurl.com/nau-productive
NEW!: Find it in Five - Creative Curriculum
Effective ideas and proven practices to support student success that can be incorporated into the classroom quickly and easily.
We will be updating this page with more
information, so check back for additions.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Course syllabus approved format
For your syllabus:
University policies: Attach the Safe Working and Learning Environment, Students with
Disabilities, Institutional Review Board, and Academic Integrity policies or
reference them on the syllabus. See the following document for policy
NAU policies, including links
to Academic Dishonesty Policy, complete Appeal Procedures, and Form for Appeal
are available at http://home.nau.edu/universitypolicies/AcaAffairs.asp.
Procedures and Academic Violations Guidelines are available in the Academic Integrity Policy.
Policy on submission of mid-term grades
Registrar’s Important Dates and Deadlines (including Finals Week schedule)
Faculty Personnel Action Dates Calendar linked from Annual Reviews, Promotion, and Tenure
Grading schedules, important dates, and other grading resources
Provost's resources and academic dates including 5-Year Academic Calendar and Personnel Action Calendar
Selected online resources on Teaching & Learning and Teaching Large Classes
Bibliography of guides and other resources for new faculty
Approaches to questions In classes, whether face-to-face or online, how we frame questions can elicit contributions or silence. Here are some examples of questions of both types.
Article: Preparing for the First Day of Class
Article: What Helps Students Learn?
Checklist for new faculty at NAU
Commonly used acronyms at NAU
NAU Colleges, Schools, and Academic Departments
Liberal Studies at Northern Arizona University
Criteria for Upper/Lower Division Courses - Linked from
University Faculty Handbook
SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS
Student Issue Referrals
- A list of resources to use when referring students for a variety of issues that might arise.
Quick facts about NAU
NAU Conditions of Faculty Service (COFS)
University Faculty Handbook
Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy: the NAU policy regarding prohibited discrimination, harassment, and other inappropriate behaviors
HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION FOR NEW FACULTY
HR New Employee Orientation including information about Benefits Orientation and new faculty checklist
Benefit Enrollment Guide
Voluntary Benefit Summary
Retirement and Long Term Disability Summary