Here are resources specific to new full-time faculty
Please visit the the FAQ for adjuncts for adjunct information
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
Many faculty are unaware of policies that relates to them. Here are some policies to be aware of:
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.
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.
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.