New Faculty

New Full-Time Faculty 

Here are resources specific to new full-time faculty


New Adjunct Faculty 

Please visit the the FAQ for adjuncts for adjunct information 


Library Resources for Faculty 

The UVU Library is a vital resource available to all UVU faculty. The Library provides scholarly tools to enhance any academic course and help students develop information literacy. In addition, the Library’s friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing excellent service to help faculty and students be successful.

  • Book delivery 
  • Course reserves (including textbook, video, streaming media and electronic) 
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Instruction rooms
  • Media equipment check out 
  • Schedule computer lab or library room 
  • Scholar's open archive
  • Library Connection - the newsletter for faculty
  • Suggest books for purchase 

Please visit the library page for faculty for more information.


Copyright for Faculty

Copyright is a complex issue that faculty need to take into consideration. Faculty should be aware of their rights and how to avoid copyright violations. More information can be found at copyright website or from the documents below provided by UVU's copyright committee: 


The Innovation Center and Getting Start with Canvas

The Innovation Center is the hub for technology and teaching on campus. The Innovation Center staff is highly skilled in technology and offer many great services. The Innovation Center trains faculty on Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) on campus. The Innovation Center walk-in lab is located in LI (Library) 213. The handout below give more information on Innovation Center services and getting started on Canvas. 


Testing Center

The testing center has updated their policies for the coming fall 2013 semester. Distance Education courses, hybrid courses and large section courses (greater than 100 students) have first priority over other courses. There is a 5 exams/quizzes/finals limit an instructor can give per course in the testing center. Please view this handout and website for more information. 


Capitol Reef Field Station

The Capitol Reef Field Station is located in Capitol Reef National Park. Faculty and students use this excellent facility for engaged learning and applied research. 


Information Technology for Faculty

Navigating technology on campus may feel daunting. The IT Service Desk is the place to go for any technology questions on campus. The number to the IT Service Desk 801-863-8888 or just type in the extension 8888 on your work phone. The following topics are covered in this handout and IT information for new employees:

  • Banner
  • Campus wireless
  • UVLink
  • Phone
  • Canvas
  • Turnitin plagiarism software
  • Classroom equipment
  • UVAnnounce - campus communication 
  • Email 
  • Professional pages


Policies for Faculty

Many faculty are unaware of policies that relates to them. Here are some policies to be aware of:

UVU Policies #635 Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

  • Academic Freedom
  • Rights and Responsibilities as citizen, in service and institutional governance 
  • Curriculum, service, course instruction and scholarly/creative activities 


Inclusive Campus

UVU strives to be an institution where all students are welcome. Dr. Kyle Reyes, Assistant to the President, has developed a training on making your class more inclusive to students. Here are the notes from his training.  


1st Day Questions

Every professor has experienced the frustrations of low student engagement or student resistance. Smith (2008) developed an innovated activity to elicited student buy-in to his approach to the class. On the first day of class he his students to think of what they want to get out of their college education and course. He then as student which of the following is most important to them.

  1. Acquiring information (facts, principles, concepts)
  2. Learning how to use information and knowledge in new situations
  3. Developing lifelong learning skills

Number 2 had the most responses followed by number 3. Very few students felt number 1 was the most important aspect of college. This lead to a discussion on how all three were important followed by a discussion on what students can do outside of class on their own. Most students agreed that number 1, acquiring information, could be done outside of class on their own. The would allow class-time to be spent on other activities that fostered development of skills and critical thinking

Reference: Smith G. A. (2008, September). First-day questions for the learner-centered classroom. National Teaching & Learning Forum, 17, (5). 1-4.