New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to UMKC! Here you will find information about new faculty orientation and registration, as well as other university resources to help ease your transition into UMKC life.

2021 New Faculty Orientation Schedule

August 5
  • 9–9:15 a.m. - Welcome and introductions
  • 9:15–9:45 a.m. - Provost’s welcome and introduction to UMKC
  • 9:45–10:15 a.m. - Preparing to teach at UMKC
    • Syllabus Generator, Canvas and UMKC Connect
  • 10:15–10:45 a.m. - Review the new faculty checklist
  • 10:45–11 a.m. - Q and A and wrap-up
August 17
  • 2–2:15 p.m. - Welcome and introductions
  • 2:15–3 p.m. - UMKC's Culture of Care - supporting student success
  • 3–3:30 p.m. - Launching your research career at UMKC
  • 3:30–3:45 p.m. - Introduction to CAFE and overview of the year-long NFP
  • 3:45–4 p.m. - Q and A and wrap-up (Lorie)

Benefits and HR Information

You are encouraged to complete your employment paperwork before attending New Faculty Orientation. You should receive a request to complete employment onboarding by email with the subject “Welcome to the University of Missouri!”

If you do not receive this email within five days of the completion of your criminal background check, please follow up with your department’s Human Resources Facilitator (HRF). 

Once you complete the electronic paperwork and supply us with all requested supporting documentation, the process to create your employment record will begin. You will not be able to access UMKC webmail, One Canvas or other online tools necessary to establish your teaching and research programs until Human Resources receives your completed employment forms and supporting documentation.

New Employee Orientation

You must attend one of these sessions (no RSVP required)

September 7

8:30–11:30 a.m. - Zoom event info

October 4

8:30–11:30 a.m. - Zoom event info