Welcome to Gettysburg College. As a new member of our faculty, your early days and weeks will be energizing and enervating. Preparing to teach new classes, meeting new colleagues, and familiarizing yourself with the College will be both rewarding and perplexing. In order to help facilitate your transition, we have created this online resource. Please read each document when you have time. If you have any questions, contact Kara Flythe, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Arriving at Gettysburg
Please submit a valid transcript (not a copy) or your diploma (not a copy) verifying completion of your terminal degree or most recent graduate degree to the Provost’s Office: This is a condition of employment at Gettysburg College, which you must meet before authorization can be given to release your first check. Contact Kara Flythe (717.337.6821; email@example.com) if you need more information about the type of documentation the College requires
- Tuesday, August 18 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Tenure-track)
- Tuesday, August 18 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Non-tenure track, visiting)
- Friday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. (Non-tenure track, visiting)
- Friday, August 21 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Tenure-track)
*Please note: Space is limited for each session, so please contact Kara Flythe (firstname.lastname@example.org), in the Office of the Provost no later than one week before the session, to reserve a time for one of the sessions.
If you currently have a TIAA-CREF contract or other higher education 403(b) contract, you are eligible to participate in the pension program beginning on your date of employment at Gettysburg College. You will need to provide your contract numbers to activate the pension contribution. These numbers appear on your quarterly statement. Please bring this information to the benefit review.
It is recommended that you attend a training session on Moodle, our learning management system, and classroom technology. Classroom technology covers the basics of our enhanced classrooms and concludes with a chance to practice before the first day of classes.
Sharon Birch, our Instructional Technology Designer, will offer these sessions one week before classes begin:
- Monday, August 24: Plank 110, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*
- Tuesday, August 25: Room 014 of Musselman Library, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*
*Please note: You must register for the August training sessions in advance. To register, please contact Sharon Birch (email@example.com) at least one week prior to the session(s) you would like to attend.
Opening Convocation takes place on Wednesday, August 26, and it marks the start of our academic season. The faculty will march in full academic regalia. If you do not own a cap, gown, or hood and would like to rent any or all of these items, please contact the Gettysburg College Store by July 31. Payment in advance is required. Contact Tammy Strawsburg at the Gettysburg College Bookstore at: 717-337-6239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax number: 717-337-6378.
Gettysburg College Honor Code Tutorial (this link to be updated shortly!)
In May of 1957, the Faculty approved in principle an Honor Code and accepted in fact a Constitution for the Honor Code at Gettysburg College. With these measures, the Faculty delegated to the Honor Commission responsibility for the regulation of student academic conduct. The final responsibility for the regulation of student conduct remains with the Faculty.
The current version of the Honor Code is the result of substantial revision approved by the Faculty, Honor Commission, and Student Senate in 2006.
Students are required to comprehend the Honor Code and abide by the principles of academic honesty it promotes. A summary of faculty responsibilities is available on the College website. The Honor Code is a fundamental part of the culture of Gettysburg College.
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Email: When will my Gettysburg College email be activated?
Your email account is activated upon receipt of your information from your 'Personal Data Sheet' that should have been mailed to you in early summer. Any questions or problems with accessing your email account, contact your departmental assistant.
Moodle Account: When will I be able to access my Moodle account?
The log in is the same user id and password you use for your Gettysburg email account. The url is /faculty/learning_management/.
Office: When will my office be available?
See your office administrator for this information.
Where do I get the key to my office? See your office administrator for this information.
Are there examples of Gettysburg College syllabi? The Johnson Center for Creative Teaching & Learning has a variety of syllabi available for review. Most mention the honor code, the course grading scheme, and the assignments for the entire semester. Each has its own unique design, but each adheres to the understanding that syllabi exist as a contract between instructor and student. Feel free to examine these documents, and feel free to contact your colleagues who constructed them for additional tips and suggestions.
View the sample syllabi.