Getting Started: Teaching at Duquesne
This list is intended to help you get started in teaching at Duquesne.
Welcome from Provost David Dausey.
- Human Resources & Payroll - Please work directly with the administrative assistant in the department or school where you have been hired to set up payroll. This is required prior to many of the steps below.
- Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (required) - Completion of an on-line training program is required of all new faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. You will need to be logged into DORI with your multipass and choose MYLEAD, where you'll find information about how to access the training. For more details, see TAP 31.
- All employees must complete a COVID-19 training module before returning to campus; the module can be accessed at the following link: https://examples.rise.com/coronavirus/index.html#/. Additionally, all employees must carefully review FAQs, which can be found here.
- Multipass Set-up - This is your key to Duquesne's online world: email, calendar, electronic library resources, DORI intranet, and more. For faculty and staff, these accounts will be created automatically once you are made active in the University's sytems.
- Computing & Technology Services - For information on email, calendaring, wireless network, etc.
- DU Card - For the library, access to some buildings, and other services.
- Employee Parking and Pre-tax Mass Transit Passes
- Class Schedule, Rosters, and Grading Information - The Registrar's office provides information about courses and sections. They can provide photo rosters for faculty as well.
- Orientation to Teaching at Duquesne - The Center for Teaching Excellence offers programs to welcome and orient all who are new to the teaching community at Duquesne, as well as colleagues making the transition to a new role (e.g., moving from adjunct to full-time faculty).
HyFlex & COVID-19 Resources
- Instructional Continuity - Resources to transition your face-to-face course to an online format
- HyFlex Classrooms - A page dedicated to training and education of HyFlex classrooms at Duquesne
- Hyflex Classroom Attendance Considerations - (Multipass login required). Ideas for who attends your class in person and online.
- TAP 60 - An adminstrative policy for employee rules related to returning to campus during COVID-19 pandemic
- Provost's Office Information on COVID-19 for Faculty - This page is a regularly updated page around relevant information for all Duquesne faculty
- COVID-19 Response Site - Find the latest news, University updates, facts and resources on COVID-19
University Support for Teaching & Learning
- Center for Teaching Excellence - Offers workshops, consultations, and online teaching resources from evidence-based teaching and learning research.
- Office of Classroom Technologies - Trains faculty in using classroom technology, including flex tech classrooms. See OCTAVE to find out what equipment is in classrooms.
- Educational Technology - Provides training and support for Blackboard learning system and other educational software.
- Online Learning & Strategy - Supports schools and academic units as they seek to create and grow fully online or hybrid programs and courses
- Gumberg Library and Faculty Resources and Services
- Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research - Supports community-engaged teaching, learning, and research that promote knowledge creation, civic development, and community transformation
- Writing Center - The Center is a resource for you and your students. See How to Get the Most out of the Writing Center as an Instructor or watch a demonstration of a consulting session.
- Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Cafe (Campus Bookstore) - For ordering textbooks and supplies
- Teaching Online - Educational Technology collaborates closely with Online Learning & Strategy to guide new online instructors in their development of online courses. We also advise returning instructors who seek continuous improvement in their online teaching effectiveness. You will need to use your Multipass to access this page.
Resources for Your Students
- Academic Advisement - Duquesne has professional academic advisors for undergraduates. Contact a student's academic advisor if you suspect they are struggling with any aspect of their academic work. Faculty serve as advisors for graduate students.
- Counseling & Wellbeing Center - Offers a variety of wellness groups and free confidential, short-term personal psychotherapy to all currently enrolled Duquesne students.
- English as a Second Language - Supports students who are non-native speakers and writers of English.
- Health Services - Provides comprehensive, competent, and confidential health care to all full time undergraduate and graduate students for the education of the mind, heart, and spirit
- Learning Skills Center - Provides tutors and a study skills program.
- Recreation Services - Intramurals, group fitness classes and exceptional cardio and weight equipment
- Student Information due to COVID-19 - This page is a regularly updated page around relevant information for all Duquesne students
- The Center for Student Wellbeing - Counseling, wellbeing, health, and recreative services
- Writing Center - Supports students in writing in any discipline at all levels. Also guides faculty in teaching writing, giving feedback on writing, and designing writing-intensive courses.
Policies Related to Teaching
- Faculty Information for COVID-19
- Academic Policies - Homepage for university policies
- Academic Integrity Policy - University wide policy. Some programs have more specific policies as well.
- Attendance - Policies about class attendance at Duquesne can be found in the academic year's catalog
- Core Curriculum - The general education curriculum for undergraduates.
- Disability Services provides support for students with disabilities. The office communicates to faculty the accommodations legally required. We are committed to helping all Duquesne students learn.
- Evaluation of Teaching - See Faculty Handbook
- FERPA Training - According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), University staff and faculty may not disclose a student's education record to third-parties (including parents) without the student's consent. See information and training on DORI through the STAFF tab.
- Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (required) - Completion of an on-line training program is required of all faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. You will need to be logged into DORI with your multipass and choose MYLEAD, where you'll find information about how to access the training. See TAP 31 for more details.
- Grades and QPA - Officially recognized grades at Duquesne.
Other Items of Interest
- Campus Safety - In the event of an emergency, call COPS (x2677) on campus phones or 412.396.2677. Sign up for DU Alerts through Campus Safety. All employees must complete Basic Active Shooter Survival Skills training. You will need your multipass to login to this DORI page, where you'll find information about how to access the training.
- DORI - Duquesne Online Resources & Information (the university intranet), source of campus news and information.
- Faculty Handbook - (Multipass login required) Presents the most important University policies and practices as they relate to the University faculty.
- Mission and Identity - Provides a context and guide for all that we do at Duquesne.
- Syllabus Checklist
- University Fast Facts and Fact Book