Resources for New Faculty

Some of the best resources at Carleton are your faculty and staff colleagues! In particular, your chair and the LTC director are here to help you.

Support for Students

  • What supports students and why?  (Results of conversations with BIPOC students and alums in 2020)
  • Dean of Students: Class deans and other support staff; Progress Report form (for any concern you may have about a student)
  • Office of Health Promotion:  resources for students, for faculty to support students, and for faculty themselves.  In particular, this page is meant to help faculty who find themselves needing to support students with mental health issues. 
  • Syllabus statements
    Carleton does not require specific syllabus statements, but students appreciate getting information about resources that will support them. It is good practice to include this information and to endorse the students’ use of support services.

Key Policies to Note

  • The Academic Integrity Policy states that: “an act of academic dishonesty is…regarded as conflicting with the work and purpose of the entire College and not merely as a private matter between the student and an instructor; all cases involving such dishonesty are referred for appropriate action to the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) via the Associate Provost.” Please use the Academic Integrity Policy Violation form to report any concerns about students’ work in your class. The ASC will consult with you about grading penalties.
  • Academic regulations from the Faculty Handbook
    In particular, note that, “An instructor may not require more than one major project due after 5:00 p.m. of the last day of class. In particular, only one traditional in-class final, take-home final, final paper, etc., may be required during the final examination period. All other work for the course must be due by the last day of classes.”
  • Policy for Extensions
    Students requesting a personal extension should contact their Class Dean, who will review their request and confer with the instructor and other appropriate parties. Faculty may not grant extensions for work beyond the last day of class. Extensions for academic reasons are rare and usually involve something like the failure of a crucial piece of equipment at the last minute. In those cases, the instructor should submit the written request for approval to the Associate Provost, explaining the circumstances in full.
  • Procedures for add/drop, waitlists, exams from the Registrar’s Office
  • The community is discussing its response to AI tools; you can join the conversation at our AI Community of Practice Google Group.

Pedagogy Resources

Some Useful Resources:

Support for New Faculty

  • LTC Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Provost’s Office, Incoming Faculty and Information For and About Faculty
  • Faculty Diversity Lunches. In an effort to build community among faculty from underrepresented groups, colleagues organize regular gatherings to foster connections across campus. All tenured, tenure-track, and visiting faculty as well as faculty with continuing appointments who self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group (at Carleton or in academia more generally) are welcome to attend. There is no agenda for these gatherings. Lunch is paid for by the Provost’s Office. The organizers send out a Faculty_All email invitation with the dates and times; generally these lunches are on the first Thursday of each month during term.
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Some Useful Resources

Schedules for each term, important dates, and campus events are available on the Academic Calendar website; you can subscribe via the links at the bottom of the page to import these dates into your calendar.