Welcome to the University of Mary Washington!
The opening orientation session for new adjunct faculty members will occur on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall Hall, room 114. In addition to reviewing the documents and resources provided below, the orientation will focus on a number of practical tasks such as how to find one’s UMW login), how to retrieve course rolls and grade rosters, how to navigate in the UMW Learning Management System (called Canvas), how to use the “early alert system” to notify students of academic concerns and issues (called Starfish), and other useful topics designed to help new adjunct faculty get off to a great start.
The Semester at a glance — general tips, hints, and reminders for adjunct faculty.
Submitting a digital copy of your course syllabi
All faculty are required to submit a digital copy of the syllabus for each course taught. These two documents provide useful instructions about preparing the digital copy of the syllabus.
Contact Information — Who can you turn to for help?
These two documents list the names, numbers, and web sites for a number of key administrators, offices, staff, and faculty members.
Orientation to Library resources
UMW’s Librarians have posted some very useful information at this url: UMW Library Resources
Keeping up with the academic calendar
Important dates and deadlines are noted at: Dates for Instructional Faculty
Final Examination Schedule
You are to administer a final examination in a full semester long course during the exam week — follow this schedule. For eight week courses, the last day of the course is the final exam day. Additional details about final exams are found in this document.
UMW policies regarding final examinations (and requests for rescheduling an exam time) are found at this location: http://academics.umw.edu/registrar/students/final-examinations/
Student Course Evaluations
UMW student evaluations are administered online. This schedule shows when the online evaluation instrument will be released for students to complete. This link describes the online student evaluation process in more detail.
To locate your UMW Netid
This is the identification login you will need to access UMW technology systems. Find your Net ID and learn how to set and reset your password here.
Also, take note of the “Helpful Links” on the Provost’s homepage for additional materials that you might find useful.