New Faculty & Academic Leaders
Welcome to UConn!
As a new member of UConn’s community of more than 2,000 faculty members, you are joining one of the nation’s top public research universities at an exciting time. Founded in 1881 as Connecticut’s land-grant institution, UConn has grown from humble origins to become a dynamic enterprise. We serve more than 30,000 students on our Storrs and regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury, as well as our law school and UConn Health, our academic medical center.
Over the past 25 years, thanks in large part to a series of major investments by the state of Connecticut, UConn has grown both physically and in academic stature. We have added state-of-the-art research facilities, teaching spaces, and student housing, while attracting the most diverse and academically accomplished student body in University history and enhancing the size and quality of a distinguished faculty. As we look to the future, we are pursuing ever-higher standards of excellence while remaining true to the core values of public higher education we have embraced since our founding. Our faculty will define our future, and we are excited to have you with us for the journey.
Anne D'Alleva, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
New Faculty Orientation
Welcome to UConn!
We recognize that this is a unique moment to be joining the University and our event will allow you to build connections with new colleagues, develop networks, and learn about the resources at UConn that will help support your future success.
In-person Fall 2023 Onboarding will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at UConn Storrs Campus.
Location: McHugh Hall
8:00 am to 8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
11:20 am to 12:20 pm – Lunch/Resource Fair
12:20 pm to 2:55 pm – Breakout Session
3:30 pm to 4:20 pm – Inner Core Tour
Reception: Benton Museum Patio
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, New Faculty Reception
As you plan your visit to the Storrs campus, please take note of the following information to ensure a smooth experience:
- Please be aware that there are several constructions that may affect parking, traffic flow, and allow extra time for parking and redirections.
- If you already have registered for employee parking: Employee Area 2 parking is available behind Whitney Residence Hall and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Please note this is about a 10-minute walk to McHugh Hall.
- Additionally, you can use Pay by Phone options at North and South Parking garages.
- To register for parking, please visit https://park.uconn.edu/employees/.
We highly recommend reviewing our campus map beforehand to get a better sense of the layout and locations of important buildings and parking areas. Storrs Campus Map | University of Connecticut (uconn.edu)
Morning Session one-way live-streamed orientation. http://kaltura.com/tiny/nel92
The presentation will begin at 8:30 am and end at 11:20 am. Please note this presentation will not be recorded.
Important Payroll/Benefits/Retirement information:
As a new UConn faculty member, you will need to select your retirement plan by your contract start date. HR can help you complete the forms you will be required to submit by your date of hire.
If you have any questions related to benefits, please reach out to Benefits@UConn.edu.
New faculty will also attend a self-led “second day” of HR orientation covering University policy, compliance, safety, and diversity and inclusion information through the University’s learning management system, Learning@Work. You will be notified of the session assignment through your UConn email after your hire date.
New Faculty Onboarding will take place throughout the academic year and includes scholarly and organizational resources you may need in your first year at UConn and beyond. We will include content and sessions with key individuals and units involved in developing the thriving teaching and research environment here at UConn, as well as familiarizing you with several everyday resources.
We look forward to welcoming you! If you have any questions related to the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Associate Dean and Department Head Orientation
Each year, the Office of the Provost holds an orientation session for newly appointed deans and department heads. This session is held prior to the start of the academic year and occasionally in January for newly appointed academic leadership hired outside of the usual hiring cycle. The Fall 2023 session will take place virtually on Thursday, August 24th and new Associate Deans and Department Heads will receive an email invitation and agenda to join. Topics for the orientation include an overview of the role, University policy, and campus resources.
Associate Deans and Department Heads who are new to UConn will also attend a half-day virtual HR orientation as well as a self-led “second day” of HR orientation covering University policy, compliance, safety, and diversity and inclusion information through the University’s learning management system, Learning@Work. You will be notified of the session assignment through your UConn email after your hire date.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Executive Leader Onboarding
The University leadership team collaborates with offices across the University to implement an Executive Leaders Onboarding program to provide information and guidance to support your effectiveness as a UConn leader. The Executive Leader Onboarding Program:
- Orients new leaders to the multifaceted aspects of UConn, including its operations across multiple campuses and regions of the state.
- Builds understandings about the University’s role as Connecticut’s flagship land, sea, and space grant university.
- Provides insights about the various forces the influence our actions and decision making.
- Provides opportunities for leaders to form connections with other leaders so they can consider ways enhance the University’s operations, programs, and reputation.
Click here to learn more about the program and future sessions.
HR will provide you with a checklist of important tasks in your onboarding portal. We have highlighted below some of these tasks with links to additional information to help you get started. Once you activate your NetID, the below tasks may be completed on or before your start date.
- Read through the Retirement Election – On or Before First Day information.
- Activate your NetID
- Access your University Inbox
- Access to HuskyCT for course administration
- Get your UConn Husky One Card ID
- Parking Services and Passes
- Register for Emergency Notifications
We look forward to welcoming you! If you have any questions related to your UConn onboarding, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org