Welcome to Loyola! Faculty are at the heart of our academic mission, and the Office of Academic Affairs wants to help with your transition to the classroom, to Loyola, and to Baltimore. These resources pertain to all types of faculty unless otherwise specified. Your home department will likely offer guidance on department-specific policies and practices, with support from the Chair and administrative 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.
New Faculty Orientations
January New Faculty Orientation
Tuesday, January 11 - CANCELED
Schedule for January Faculty Orientation
Resources from the January New Faculty Orientation:
Monday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (In-person and virtual)
Fall 2021 Schedule for Full-Time Faculty Orientation
Resources from the New Faculty Orientation:
- Loyola's Mission and Academic Affairs Priorities
- Loyola's Student Body
- High-Impact Advising, Mission, and Loyola's Student Body
- High-Impact Use of Technology for Teaching
- High-Impact Teaching, Mission, and Loyola's Student Body
- High-Impact Practices: Eight Key Elements and Examples, Kuh, G., O'Donnell, K., & Reed, S., "Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale", (PDF) Washington, DC:AAC&U, 2013.
- High-Impact Educational Practices, Kuh, G., O'Donnell, K., & Reed, S., "Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale", (PDF) Washington, DC:AAC&U, 2013.
- Orientation for New Faculty Academic Policies 2021-2022
- Records Office – Information on registration, class rosters, classroom assignments, schedules and exams, catalogues, and other university policies.
- Loyola Self-Service –The portal for your own class rosters, room assignments, midterm and final grades, etc. Loyola Self-Service link can be found on the Inside Loyola portal site.
- Moodle – Loyola’s Learning Management System (internal use)
- Bookstore – Textbook orders generally due mid-March for fall courses and mid-October for spring courses. Your Department Chair or administrative assistant will know the deadline for any given semester.
- Sample syllabi – Departments maintain past syllabi for courses in their curriculum. Consult your Chair or administrative assistant. If you are teaching in a university program, such as Messina or Service-Learning, you might also consult the appropriate office for sample syllabi. The Faculty Handbook (VIII.J) also offers some general guidance on necessary components and faculty responsibilities.
- Undergraduate learning aims
- Graduate learning goals
- Honor code and academic dishonesty
- Students with Disabilities – FAQ from Disability Support Services includes recommended syllabus language.
- Maintaining Classes During University Closure (guidance, including Inclement Weather)
- 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 Academic Success
Key Entities Supporting Faculty Success
Information and Resources Specific to New Tenure-Track Faculty