Faculty & Staff Resources
Resources and policies pertinent to the faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are listed below. Questions about this page or the posted information posted should be directed to:
- UD Procurement – Information on UD policies and procedures.
- Financial Services Unit (FSU) – For CEHD-specific information, contact your departments’ representative within the FSU.
- Office of Educational Technology (OET) – Technical support including diagnosing hardware and software problems, configuring hardware and software, and consulting on software and equipment choices, website design and security issues.
- For computer-support services, complete a help request form to initiate a request. You can also check the status of your OET help requests.
- OET can help you access UD discounts when purchasing a computer and ensure you get approved, licensed programs and equipment for both office and personal use.
- CEHD Computing Security and Service Policy
- Office of Clinical Studies (OCS) – Contact OCS with questions or assistance in the placement of students for field experience.
- Human Resources – Onboarding information, benefits, and more.
- Webforms – Webforms allow you to complete many tasks, including requesting sabbatical leave, conflict of interest disclosure, submitting a grade change, requesting to stop the tenure clock, or requesting a software license. See the list of forms under Blanks tab.
- Webviews – Information about pay and benefits is available in Webviews.
Faculty and Staff Programs
- College Awards – CEHD presents three awards to recognize outstanding faculty and staff. The CEHD Dean’s Faculty Research Award, Excellence in Teaching Award and the Rita Fillos Award are presented during our All College meetings, held in the spring and fall.
- CEHD Committees – A list of committee members and Minutes from CEHD All-College meetings.
- Dependent Care Resources – A list of community information to assist employees in locating Child and/or Elder Care.
- UD Faculty Accountability Program – Creates small supportive communities to help faculty succeed. These groups of no more than four professors and a coach meet for an hour every week during the fall semester to set writing goals, report on progress, and discuss effective strategies for navigating some of the challenges of academia.
- UD’s Conflict of Interest policies in research
By requiring full disclosures of potential conflicts from the members of UD’s research community, the University seeks to maintain an environment of transparency that enables objectivity in research and ensures compliance.
- Funding Opportunities – View the available funding opportunities for sponsored research projects offered by federal and state agencies and private foundations.
- Faculty and Principal Investigators – Developed by UD’s Research Office, this site supports the research activity of UD faculty and staff. Designed to help both first-time researchers and experienced veterans, tools are available to help prepare proposals, manage grants and present results.
- Institutional Review – All research involving living human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). This page provides details.
- William T. Grant Foundation – As a private grantmaking institution, the Foundation currently funds high-quality empirical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. They provide a free consultation service and software to aid in the design of group-randomized studies.
- Overview of UD Resources for Teaching Online – The four core Faculty Commons partners (PCS, CTAL, ATS and the Library) prepared this overview to help faculty feel even more comfortable teaching online by tapping existing resources at UD. The Overview has a quick reference chart of available training and other resources. It also has a “where do I start if I want to learn…” that guides instructors to the most appropriate teaching resource. Resources include self-paced asynchronous classes, short-courses, longer institutes, 1:1 consultations, guides etc.
- Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) – Many services and resources to support your teaching, including help with course design, engaging students, assessing student learning, and soliciting feedback.
- Information for faculty about Undergraduate Summer Scholars
- Faculty Commons – Offers a variety of instructional assistance, including help with technology for the classroom. Visit the lounge in 116 Pearson Hall.
- Faculty Peer Observation Program
- Undergraduate Advising Resources – Includes the Blue Hen Success platform (BHS), which helps UD leverage data and manage advising resources to improve student success.
- Career Center – Offers many resources to support students’ job searches and professional development.
- Registrar’s Office – Information on courses, grading, advising, transfer credit, and more.
- Academic Calendar
Other Helpful Links
- CEHD Communication Templates – Templates for flyers, brochures and reports are available to download.
- Office of the Provost – Chief academic officer.
- UD ADVANCE Institute – NSF-funded institute that aims to increase opportunities for UD’s women faculty. It provides many resources to support faculty.
- Faculty Senate – Coordinates faculty governance at UD.
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP)– UD chapter of the AAUP represents full-time faculty members on the issues of wages, salaries, hours, vacations, sick leave, grievance procedures, sabbatical leaves and other terms and conditions of employment as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
- UD Diversity Caucuses
- CT Caucus
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (posted 07/01/2013) contains the following section:
ONLINE OVERLOAD COMPENSATION
Online instruction is a recognized category of instruction and may be assigned as faculty workload in conformity with Article 11.3. When online instruction is conducted as an overload, instruction shall be compensated based on S-contract rates (Appendix A) on the condition that a threshold enrollment specified by the appropriate dean is reached. Overload courses may, at the discretion of the dean, be compensated with fractional S-contracts should enrollment be below the specified threshold. The fraction of the S-contract amount will be the actual enrollment as a fraction of threshold – e.g., enrollment of 12 when the threshold is 20, would lead to 60% of an S-contract. Colleges will provide the specific thresholds for enrollment annually, and at least six months in advance of the start of the course.
The new CBA requires the College of Education and Human Development to specify the threshold enrollment of undergrads and graduate students at which a full S-contract will be paid to faculty for overload teaching done online in 2014 and beyond. If enrollment does not reach the threshold, fractional S-contracts can be paid to faculty.
The College of Education and Human Development adopted an undergraduate threshold enrollment of 25, and a graduate threshold enrollment of 15.