New Faculty Orientation Schedule

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH - UC Anchor Ballroom AB

 Time  Sessions Available
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  President Welcome with Dr. Kelly Miller
 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Research and Innovation Presentation 
 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Center for Faculty Excellence Presentation        
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Student Panel and Lunch
 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Islander Welcome Fair
 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Benefits and Payroll Office Hours


THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH - UC Anchor Ballroom AB

 Time  Sessions Available
 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Provost Welcome and AA Staff Introductions     
 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Information Technology
 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Teaching Best Practices 
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   SEAS
 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch and Faculty ACUE Panel
 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Deans and College Meetings


FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH - UC Bayview Room 320

 Time  Sessions Available
 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  Digital Learning and Academic Innovations 
 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Information and Digital Literacy at Your Library 
 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   Library Resources and Services
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch in the Library
 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  •  Library Tours
  • Meet your Liaisons
  • Hands-on in the I-Create Lab


Islander New Faculty Orientation Presentation Replays

Frequently Asked Questions

How will new faculty obtain their keys?

New faculty will need to visit the key office in Physical Plant to pick up their keys. Department administrative associates are strongly encouraged to order keys for new faculty as soon as possible to ensure that keys will be ready by August 12, so please confirm with them prior to pick up. 

How will new faculty register for parking?

Please email Brenda Martinez (Parking Services Specialist; for assistance with registering for a parking pass. Let Brenda know that you teach less than half-time FTE, and that you are you eligible for a CFE-sponsored parking pass. If you have any questions, please contact or at (361) 825-2230. 

*Previous instructions said to visit the Parking Portal, but it is asking for a payment for Adjunct Faculty. Brenda will make sure that this doesn't happen and the pass is properly charged to the CFE.

How will new faculty pick up their SandDollar ID?

New Faculty can obtain their SandDollar$ ID by visiting the SandDollar$ Office on the first floor of the University Center. Faculty may have their photo taken in the SandDollar$ office or may also submit a photo by following these guidelines.