During orientation, you will learn about Texas State University policies and procedures, benefits and financial services, technology resources, campus information, faculty organizations, and much more.
Human Resources staff will coordinate your new hire paperwork, parking permits, and ID cards. Be sure to bring the following items with you to New Faculty Orientation:
vehicle information: make, model, color; license plate number
checkbook or bank account and bank routing numbers
Social Security Numbers and birthdates of dependents.
International Faculty Members
If you are an international faculty member, please notify the International Office and attend the International Faculty Orientation. The International Office helps to comply with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations and assist with employment of non-immigrant faculty members. You should also contact the Payroll Office for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss U.S. Income Tax Withholding and possible Tax Treaty Benefits.
Paychecks are distributed through enrolling in direct deposit or picking up a check in the Bursars' Office, JCK 188. During New Faculty Orientation you may enroll in direct deposit and elect to receive your annual W-2 electronically.
Bring a voided check to New Faculty Orientation; otherwise, you may enroll on the SAP Portal or visit the Payroll Office in JCK 516.
At Texas State University, the faculty get paid once a month.
Paychecks are distributed the first business day of the following month. New faculty members need to prepare because if your contract with Texas State begins on September 1st, your first paycheck will not be issued until the beginning of October. For other questions about payroll, call or visit the Payroll Office: (512) 245-2543.
There are several university, college, and departmental requirements for tenure at Texas State University, usually including teaching, research, and service.
To learn about departmental and college requirements, talk to your chair and, perhaps, a mentor.
To determine university requirements, read the Academic Affairs Policy and Procedure Statement 8.10. You will hear people refer to these as PPS statements. PPS 8.10 includes policies and procedures for teaching, scholarly related activities, and grants.
Academic Affairs sets Policy and Procedure Statements, each refered to as PPS. Section 8 of the Policy and Procedure Statements provides requirements and processes for evaluation.
Academic Affairs Policy and Procedure Statement No. 04.02.01 (8.01) explains the review process for tenure-track faculty. During the pre-tenure years, faculty members are in a probationary status. PPS 8.01 explains expectations for years one, two, four, and five, the review process for year three, and the details for the the year faculty members go up for tenure.
Each deapartment and college may have additional requirements and more detailed explanations for expectations.
When submitting your curriculum vita, it must follow the Texas State Vita format. Select the version of the vita format that best accomodates your focus in research (Form 1A) or fine arts (Form 1B). Templates for the Texas State Vita can be located with Policy and Procedure Statement No. 04.02.20 (8.10).
Note: There is a House Bill, HB 2504, that requires each faculty member to post a vita and syllabus for public view.
The Academic Affairs Policy and Procedure Statement No. 04.02.11 (8.11) provides information about the review process for non continuing faculty. Non continuing adjunct faculty members are reviewed at least once annually. Refer to your department for contract renewal criteria. The personnel committee, chair/director, and college dean consider each faculty member's contributions in the context of departmental, college, and institutional needs.