For New Faculty
First Things First
Your Rambler Card will be your official Shepherd University identification. It is needed for access to University facilities and to take books out of the library. Your Rambler Card can also be used as a “declining balance” debit account used for library copiers, printers and a variety of other places on campus. Please click here for the 2013 extended Rambler Card and Bookstore hours.
Once you obtain your Rambler card, you will want to have it swiped at Facilities Management (see map link above) so that the classroom and building doors you need access to are programmed on your card.
Make sure to fill out an I-9 form when you arrive to campus. This must be signed in front of someone in the HR office. Please see the back of the I-9 form for a list of proper identification needed.
New Employee Checklist (Keys, Mail, Copies -- know where to go!)
Shepherd University has teamed-up with Rave Wireless Inc. to offer a text-messaging notification system. Emergency communications from the University, including inclement weather announcements, will be sent as a text message to those who opt into the plan. Please note that school closures and emergency announcements will be the only notices sent to participants. Additional notices may be available in the future (i.e., reminders for school and group events, etc.), but the participants will have the choice of opting into receiving these notices.
Putting Together Your Syllabus: Practical Information
For further course-specific information about your syllabus please consult your department chair. The number of credit hours for your course needs to be listed on your syllabus as well as all of your course learning outcomes.
Faculty Teaching and Support Resources
Magna Commons - Teaching and Administration Webinars and Videos (contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at x5461 for Shepherd's authorization code).
Student Support Offices