Welcome New Faculty!

Are you new to our campus? Are you looking for something related to your faculty role? Here is where we hope you can find it. Click on any tab below to get started.

Submit a link you've found helpful by contacting the TLC.

Orientation

Download and complete the New Faculty To Do Checklist (obtain copy in pdf format)

Slides from April 2016 New Faculty Orientation (obtain copy in pdf format)

Fall 2015 New Faculty Orientation Session - recorded 9/25/15 - Click here to watch

Fall 2016 New Faculty Orientation Session - recorded 10/7/16 - Click here to watch

Getting Started

Campus Map - as presented on the map, the campus is (essentially) bounded by I-240 on the East, Poplar Avenue on the North, Orleans Street on the West, and Linden/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Avenue on the South [click here for interactive Google map]

Academic Calendar

Room Scheduling for GEB, Coleman, Computer Labs, Link Building, Kaplan Clinical Skills Center, Student Activity Center (SAC) and College of Pharmacy spaces in Memphis and Knoxville

Campus Official Holiday Closing Schedule

Health Science Center closing information (inclement weather or other situations necessitating a closure of the Memphis campus)

  • Call 901-448-8423 (901-44-UT-ICE) - the hot line provides the most up-to-date information and is considered the official source
  • Look on the university's home page in the box in the middle of the page
  • Appropriate announcements via local Memphis radio & television stations
  • Access the official policy for Administrative Closing and Inclement Weather

Campus Resources

Campus Police - 24 hours/day

  • If immediate police, fire, or medical response is needed, dial 8-4444 from a University phone (all UTHSC prefixes).
  • In an emergency, call campus police from a campus telephone if at all possible so that your location can be pinpointed (they cannot track cell phone locations so only use your cell in an emergency if you have no other option).
  • From a non-university phone or cell phone, dial 901-448-4444.

E2 campus alert - e2Campus is a notification system that allows designated administrators to send time-sensitive messages to the mobile phones, email, and/or pagers of students, faculty, staff, and others). In the event of an emergency, subscribers can get notified immediately of the situation, wherever they are geographically.

Parking - parking self-service, parking services staff, parking map, UTHSC accessible parking

Health Sciences Library - access electronic resources, search the library's catalog, view equipment availability, sign up for instruction, and much more

 

Teaching

Banner - access class rosters, class schedules, enter grades

Bookstore - textbook requests, gifts, accessories, apparel, supplies

Available Educational Technology -

Research

Research Resources - bridge funding, consulting services, editing services, Faculty Research Incentives Programs, Lab Animal Care Unit, Core Laboratories, Research Space Policy, Statistics & Methodology Consulting

Research Compliance - Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board, Office of Human Subjects Protection, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Biological Materials Inventory, Export Control, Radiation Safety Committee, Standard Operating Procedures, Policy & Standards, CITI Training (Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects)

Important Research Documents - Statement of Misconduct in Research & Service and Conflict of Interest

Sponsored Projects Accounting - the division of the Department of Finance and Operations that interacts with faculty and staff who have received external funding from federal, private, state, and local sponsors. Access a directory of staff, relevant policies, forms, and documents.

Postdoc Office - services and support for postdoctoral trainees and their faculty mentors

Technology

Available Educational Technology -

Information Technology Services

Technology Purchases - through the Technology Center at The University of Tennessee Knoxville Bookstore, faculty may purchase software or hardware at a significant discount. Some items are available for personal purchases, while others are available only with a department account number.

Software Downloads

  • The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at UT Knoxville has a variety of software available for download; some for personal computers and some for office use only. Log into the site with your NetID and NetID password and indicate whether the download is for office or home use to be taken to the list of available software. Some of the most popular titles are:
    • MATLAB
    • Microsoft Office
    • QDA Miner, WordStat, Simstat for Windows
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • SPSS
    • EndNote
  • The Information Technology Services Helpdesk at the Health Science Center also has various software downloads for Windows and Macintosh computers.

Wireless networks on campus

Remote Desktop Connection instructions

UTHSC Listserv Information - become familiar with the 4 campuswide mailing lists that have restricted access. If you need a listserv created, the link to request that is located on this page as well.

  • The lists for campus, students, and staff are all moderated with messages to those lists reviewed before being sent out.
  • Messages to the faculty listserv are unmoderated if being sent by faculty and moderated if a non-faculty member sends a message to that list.
  • UTHSC's public mailing listservs are listed with a description for each at the listinfo site.

Volunteer Faculty

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has had a strong and established tradition of volunteer faculty participation in its missions. Indeed, volunteer faculty play a major role in educating our students in their chosen profession. UTHSC recognizes that our students would be less proficient in their chosen field without exposure to practicing clinicians and researchers. The UTHSC Faculty Handbook, specifically Section 6.2.6, has more information on the appointment and promotion of volunteer faculty.

If you are a new volunteer faculty member, we welcome you and thank you for your faculty efforts!

Volunteer faculty may access a variety of services at UTHSC including, but not limited to:

To access some UTHSC resources, volunteer faculty require one or more of the following:

  • NetID and password - all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee have a NetID and password. Your NetID permits secure access to several web-based applications, including the Library, Blackboard, and others. Your appointing department can notify you once you have a NetID.
    • How do you know you have a NetID? Once you are added to our online directory, your NetID (an 8-character unique identifier) is official and can be used.
  • UTHSC ID card - Identification cards allow access to secure buildings on campus, including the Library, Fitness Center, and other facilities and activities. ID cards must be worn in a visible fashion when on campus. Read more about ID cards and controlled access systems here.

Important Policies and Regulations

2013 Promotion & Tenure Session - held 9/13/13 - - Click here to watch (you will login to UTHSC-TV with your NetID and NetID password)

Annual FERPA Notice for Faculty & Staff - our institution must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) that establishes legal parameters governing access to and release of student records. The link provides contact information for the Office of the Registrar and has a comprehensive FAQ.

HIPAA - links to the HIPAA Privacy Officer as well as the Security Officer, along with a variety of forms, policies, and guidance documents to ensure that we are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Services for Students with Disabilities - Student Academic Support Services coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities at UTHSC

Campus Administration

Campus Organizational Chart (pdf)

Central Administration

College Deans

Important Links

Professional Development Opportunities

Brand Standards - download a UTHSC PowerPoint template, read about appropriate use of the UT Health Science Center logos, obtain specifications for UT orange and UT green colors, access variations of the UTHSC wordmark

Where do the links in the website's Top Bar take me?

  1. Banner is the institution's student information system
  2. Blackboard is the institution's course management system. Always pause and read the information in the middle of the login screen for timely Blackboard updates.
  3. iLogin contains required training modules (such as HIPAA), important data about the institution, and a variety of other password-protected information
  4. MyUT takes you to the UT Administrative Portal where you can access pay statements, personal benefits statements, and summary of insurance coverage.
  5. Webmail is useful if you need to access email from a web browser instead of Outlook or Mail or another program on your computer/device.
  6. Xythos is our secure document storage and sharing site. From the link you can request a Xythos account or access your existing account.

Contacts

Institutional Faculty Affairs Contacts

College Faculty Affairs Contacts