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Getting connected at UMass Dartmouth

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Taking in all the new information that you encounter during your first few months as a new faculty member is simpler if it's organized.

People

Faculty Senate

By agreement with the Administration, the Faculty Senate governs policy and creates guidelines in many areas of university life. Composition of the Senate is drawn from Academic Councils and Librarians.

As part of your annual review process, you may be asked about your contribution to University Service. Sitting on and participating in the work of a University Committee is one way to fulfill the Service requirement. A partial list of Senate-based University Committees is available; however, other committees are functioning at this time and may also be included as your Service component.

Faculty Federation

The Faculty Federation represents full time and part time faculty, librarians, and professional staff in two bargaining units: the Faculty Unit and the Educational Services Unit (ESU).

Office of Faculty Development

The Office supports the professional development of faculty members to achieve success, productivity, and satisfaction at each stage of their academic careers.

Library services

The Carney Library is the five-story building nearest the campanile. Reference librarians specialize in the broader fields in which faculty teach. Each academic area has its own library liaison to help with your course library needs.

Library services for faculty

Technology

CITS (Computing and Information Technology and Services) is our campus IT (information technology) service. Steps in using IT at UMass Dartmouth are listed on the CITS Get Started page.

Email

Faculty may request an email account by contacting CITS Access Management at or calling x8532. Your email username and password is your UMassD Logon, providing access to a number of IT services beyond email.

 Please activate your email account as soon as possible. Many department chairs use departmental listservs for important communications; in addition, we at the NFI will be contacting you via email.

myCourses

The CITS Instructional Development (ID) team oversees the software and training for online and blended courses.

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