Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

New Faculty

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Welcome to Loyola! Faculty are at the heart of our academic mission and the Office of Academic Affairs wants to help your transition to the classroom, to Loyola, and to Baltimore. Your home department will likely offer guidance on department-specific policies and practices, with support from the Chair and administrative support staff. Additionally, new faculty orientations and semi-annual teaching enhancement workshops will help connect you to key people and resources around the university. For now, this New Faculty page serves as a one-stop roadmap to key resources you may need leading up to Day One of the semester. If there is something missing here, contact us and we’ll help you find it.

Mark your calendars:

New Faculty Orientation

Monday, August 29, 2016, 8 a.m.-3 .pm., Evergreen campus, open to all new full-time faculty
Sample agenda (fall 2015)

New Part-Time Faculty Orientation

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5-8:30 p.m. (optional pre-session on technology 4-5 p.m.), Timonium campus, open to all new or newer part-time or per-course faculty
Agenda  (spring 2016) |  RSVP to Kristen Fisher

Navigating Loyola



  • Records Office – Information on registration, class rosters, classroom assignments, schedules and exams, catalogues, and other university policies.
  • Webadvisor –The portal for your own class rosters, room assignments, midterm and final grades, etc. A quicker route is through the quicklinks in the right-hand column of your Inside.Loyola page. Records put together a handy guide.
  • Moodle – Loyola’s Learning Management System (internal use)
  • Bookstore – Textbook orders generally due mid-March for fall courses and mid-October for spring courses.
  • Sample syllabus (PDF) – Check with your home department for any specific policies, requirements, or guidance.
  • Syllabus template (Word document) – Check with your home department for any specific policies, requirements, or guidance.
  • Undergraduate learning aims
  • Graduate learning goals
  • Honor code and academic dishonesty 
  • Sample course evaluation (PDF). Official evaluations administered by the Office of Institutional Research. Some departments use their own forms--consult your Chair.
  • FERPA (Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act

Key Offices Supporting Student Success

New Affiliate Faculty

  • Contact your department Chair and administrative support staff for department-specific guidance beyond all the resources included on this page. In addition, some advice:
    • FAQ – Prepared by Dr. Ilona McGuiness, Dean of First-Year Students and Academic Advising
    • Preparing for your courses – Tips and advice from the perspective of a new affiliate faculty member, adapted and revised from advice by Ms. Lynne Elkes, affiliate faculty in Economics.

New Tenure-Track Faculty

Key Entities Supporting Faculty Success

Affinity Groups

Discovering Baltimore