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 Details

Practical information that every instructor needs: how to find details about your course, preview your classroom, request an outdoor or other space, submit final grades, and more.

Updated August, 2022.

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New Instructor Info

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

Updated August, 2022.

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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.

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Students in Need: Connecting to Campus Partners

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

Updated August, 2022.

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Teaching FAQs

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

Updated August 2022.

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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.

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Top University Links for Instructors

Academic Calendar 2022-2023

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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