Instructor Essentials

Veteran and new instructors should find the “must know” information they need on these pages. If the answer to your question cannot be found here, email or jump onto the chat to ask.

Practical Information

Practical information that every instructor needs: Important contacts and resources to help new and returning instructors find the information they need.

Updated May 2023

New Instructor Info

Information for new instructors, including a guide for how to get yourself ready for teaching even if you were hired shortly before the semester commences.

Updated May 2023

Student Support Resources

Use campus resources to connect students with academic and other support offered by campus partners.

Updated May 2023.

The Montclair Syllabus

A template, updated each semester, built into Canvas that enables consistency in syllabi across the University.

Updated May 2023

Planning for Disruption

Planning for disruption is something instructors have learned to do. Review these strategies and resources if you see a disruption on the horizon.

Updated August 2022.

Teaching FAQs

Every semester these FAQs are updated to address the questions that instructors are asking.

Updated May 2023.

Canvas Universal Guidelines

Syllabi, assignments, content, and other key components must be posted on Canvas for all courses in advance of the first day of class.


Top University Links for Instructors

Academic Calendar 2022-2023 and 2023-2024

COVID-19 Information — the source for all university policies and guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Dean of Students — when you’re not sure where to go for a student issue, the place to go. 973-655-4118 /

Facilities Service Desk — scroll down to find “Submit a service request” for issuing concerns about classrooms and offices that need facilities’ attention.

Faculty Unions AFT Local 1904 represents tenure-line faculty and clinical/instructional specialists and AFT Local 6025 represents adjunct faculty. Websites include contact names, meeting schedules, contract details, and more.

Instructional Technology and Design Services Workshops — workshops on Canvas (basic and specialized), Adobe, Collaboration platforms (Perusall Google tools, Hypothesis), Flipgrid, Video recording with Panopto, voice commenting,  and more.

IT service desk — create a ticket, check on a ticket, download software, learn about tools you can use.

Provost’s Office — Resources for faculty.

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Last Modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 1:54 pm