New Faculty Onboarding Checklist
Welcome to UTD! This page will facilitate all of the necessary steps to get started at UTD.
- Directions to UTD
- Parking at UTD
Accessing UTD IT Network via UTD Net-ID
Your NetID is a network account used to access campus computing resources. It usually begins with your initials followed by numbers (e.g., abc123456). Use your NetID and password to access the UT Dallas network, check your @utdallas.edu email, and UTD systems.
Refer to the instructions on how to retrieve your UTD NetID in your welcome email. The NetID online self-service portal is a web-based user interface to activate your network account, manage your password, acknowledge required policies, and request enrollment to NetIDplus.
- UTD Human Resources
UTD‘s Learning Management System (LMS) is eLearning. For training and other information please visit eLearning.
eLearning is supported by UTD’s Educational Technology Services (ETS) that also provides support for:
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
- Provide campus-wide leadership and coordination of activities aimed at supporting excellence in teaching.
- Create a campus culture in which excellent teaching is recognized, respected, and rewarded.
- Enhance student learning through effective pedagogical approaches, assessments, and technologies.
- Support innovation in instructional practices and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Encourage and disseminate best practices in teaching that are evidence-based.
- Introduce effective teaching practices to instructors with limited experience.
- Encourage self-reflection, assessment, and improvement by instructors.
In addition to training events, CTL also offers monthly, virtual office hours via Teams (contact CTL for more information:
UT Dallas faculty are required to post syllabi for all undergraduate and graduate organized courses within seven (7) days of the first day of classes in adherence to the Texas Administrative Code and UT Dallas Syllabus Policy UTDPP1111.
Syllabus templates are available through the Provost’s Website.
Office of Research and Innovation
UTD’s Office of Research and Innovation provides research support through its various departments that includes the sponsored projects, research information systems, research integrity and outreach, research core facilities, and innovation and commercialization. The office also offers several opportunities for internal funding.
Faculty Funding Awards
The Provost’s Office compiles previous awards obtained by UTD Faculty. These recurring faculty funding awards are opportunities available for all faculty.
UTD has teamed up with Academic Impressions to provide extensive online leadership and professional development resources for its faculty. The skills-based training includes:
- Academic leadership
- Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Enrollment management and marketing
- Faculty success
- Institutional and academic planning
- Student success
- Title IX and compliance
- Women’s leadership
Faculty have access to online, on-demand and live training sessions, including all Academic Impressions virtual conferences; exclusive member resources for academic leaders, including current and aspiring female leaders; and resources for improving online teaching and student support.
In addition to the policies above, the Faculty Mentoring Program provides workshops on tenure and promotion. Previous workshop materials are also available for viewing in the ‘CTL Resources’ course in eLearning.
Questions regarding faculty reviews can be directed to the Associate Provost for Tenure and Promotion, Mehrdad Nourani: Mehrdad.Nourani@utdallas.edu.
Employee Resource Groups
UTD has various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) comprised of a group of employees who are linked by social factors such as culture, gender, sexual orientation, or a common interest or goal within an organization. Of special interest to faculty are:
Lead UTD is an academic training and leadership development program that covers a wide range of operational and leadership topics to understand the challenges faced by UT Dallas academic administrators.
Visit Lead UTD for more information.