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Pre-Arrival Checklist

The following suggestions are for new faculty who are expected to arrive on campus soon.  Some preparation could be done ahead of time to facilitate a smooth transition to your new role as faculty, researcher and advisor.

Lafayette and Acadiana

Administrative Setup

  • Once you know your arrival date, email your department head.
  • Set up an appointment to meet them. See list of talking points/items to take care of in the Upon Arrival Checklist section.
  • Have a campus map.  Check the Parking and Transportation website for information on how to purchase any required parking permits.
  • Familiarize yourself with the HelpDesk for Computing Support Services. Get Help for Faculty and Staff is a great place to start locating the University's computing and communication resources.
  • If you have pre-school-age children, familiarize yourself with the services and programs available to faculty through the Child Development Center.

Academic Resources

  • Plan to attend New Faculty Orientation and review the orientation website.
  • Review your Faculty Benefits (sign-up for benefits Beginning August 3, 2015 and within 30 days of your official start date).
  • Get started with online seminars for effective teaching and research.

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