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New Faculty


Welcome to our new faculty!
We'd like all new faculty to get off to a good start.  This page contains some materials that should help.

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Getting Started
The Quick Start Guide is issued each year, and contains basic information about SPSU, new employee information, our academic programs, core requirements, faculty expectations, and tips on getting started in the classroom.

Additional tips on getting started in the classroom are listed at our Center for Teaching Excellence's website.

Some additional materials that should be useful about using technology, academic content, and proper writing are listed here:

SPSU has an Honor Code and a new procedure relating to when academic misconduct is alleged.  Information about the Honor Code and the misconduct procedure may be found at

Each year, we prepare new faculty "mini-biographies" that are handed out at the first faculty meeting of the year.  Here are the last several:

Campus News
General information about what's happening on campus can be found from several sources:

  • Breaking news may be found on the News Listing page.  
  • The Hornet's Nest contains features about faculty, staff, students, athletics, and events on campus. 
  • The Vice President for Academic Affairs writes a weekly newsletter called The Weekly Blab.

Promotion and Tenure
Information about promotion and tenure can be found in several of SPSU's Policies and Procedures.  Some of the most important ones are:

Forms, instructions, and deadlines can be found here.

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