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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome from Provost Heavey

Welcome to our University! You are joining a team of colleagues dedicated to making the world a better place through our daily work. Our vision at UNLV is to improve the lives of our diverse students and transform our communities through education and engagement.
There are so many opportunities to connect with colleagues and students and to make long-lasting friendships. Our faculty are from all walks of life, each on their own journeys. No matter what path brought you here, you are now a UNLV Rebel. And Rebels make it happen!

2023 New Faculty Orientation

The in-person 2023 New Faculty Orientation was held on August 17-18, 2023, in the Tam Alumni Center. Below are presentation slides and resources from some of our speakers.

Presenter: Ericka Smith, Vice President, Human Resources and Chief People Officer

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Human Resources website

Presenter: Kyle Kaalberg, Executive Director, Strategy and Strategic Initiatives

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Top Tier website

Presenter: Bill Robinson, Chair, UNLV Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate website

Presenter: Constance Brooks, Interim Vice President of Government and Community Engagement

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Government and Community Engagement website

Presenter: Dave Schwartz, UNLV Ombuds

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Ombuds Office website

Presenter: Janet Dufek, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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Conflict of Interest website

Faculty Affairs website

Phil Burns, Executive Director of Student Conduct

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Office of Student Conduct website

Presenter: Winnie David, Faculty Information Systems Manager

View video: UNLV Folio Basic Training

Erin Zimmerman, Director, Writing Center

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Writing Center website

Christina Demopoulos & Fiona Britton, Co-Chairs, University Tenure & Promotion Committee

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Tenure and Promotion website

New Faculty Onboarding

The Office of Human Resources onboards all faculty and staff as employees of the institution. Human Resources supports student success by recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse workforce and provides support and services to enhance your personal and professional lives. Visit the Rebels: Onboard page linked below for important information on your new employee onboarding expectations and ways to Activate, Connect, and Excel at UNLV.

Additional Resources

Below are pages with collections of links to some of the most useful pages on the UNLV website for new faculty. Feel free to explore and bookmark those you want to revisit.

The Faculty/Staff page, which you can access directly from the UNLV Home page, is your one-stop snapshot of the daily happenings at UNLV. Here you can see at a glance the latest news, important announcements, and calendar of upcoming events. The page also features links to the most commonly used resources for faculty and staff, like MyUNLV and WebCampus, as well as administration offices, various campus directories, and academic resources.

Scroll to the bottom, and you will see links to resources dedicated to important aspects of life at UNLV: Work/Life, Wellness, Employee Involvement, and more.

The Work/Life page features links to a variety of programs and services, including low-cost health and wellness options, professional development opportunities, employee engagement groups, and more. These resources are designed to help you achieve professional and personal balance and growth.

The page is organized by categories, each of which provides a list of resources to explore. Categories include Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Workplace Flexibility, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Outreach & Resources, Employee Recognition, Veteran Services, Shared Governance, Education and Professional Development, and Las Vegas Living.

The UNLV Faculty Center promotes the professional development of all UNLV educators, researchers, and other academic professionals through a program of research, consultation, events, and resources.

UNLV Folio is the university’s activity reporting system for academic faculty.  UNLV Folio provides a secure and convenient web-based environment for faculty to enter and report on their scholarly activities, research, and service. On this page, academic faculty can log in to the system, as well as find links to the UNLV Folio Resources and Training page.

The Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) is the chief academic officer, overseeing all aspects of UNLV’s academic mission. The EVPP page contains information on the office’s areas of responsibility, including Academic Resources, Faculty Affairs, Undergraduate Education, Academic Programs, Space Usage, International Programs, Information Technology, Educational Outreach, Decision Support, and the International Travel Policy.

The Office of Human Resources at UNLV manages a variety of programs for creating a positive and productive work environment. Here you will find information on important HR processes, including new employee onboarding, employee information, benefits, HR forms, and much more.

The Ombuds Office is a place where all UNLV employees can bring their concerns, and it is committed to helping UNLV become a more inclusive workplace that builds a sense of belonging for all members of its community. The office is located in FDH 165, to discuss anything you would like. All conversations with the Ombuds are confidential. Visit this page to see a variety of ways you can connect with the Ombuds