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As soon as possible​

Accept offer in Taleo

Follow instructions in offer email to accept your offer in Taleo.

For Taleo issues, contact Tamika Small, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist


As soon as possible


​​If needed, Provide I-9 Documentation

​Provide your identification documents for your I-9 to Talent Acquisition.

Tamika Small,Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist


​As soon as possible

Complete Title IX Training

​​​​If you are unable to attend the New Faculty Orientation on Thursday morning, contact Lauri S. Ruiz and schedule a time to complete UHD's mandatory Title IX training. 

​​Lauri S. Ruiz​, Title IX/Equal Opportunity Officer. 


​As soon as possible

​Enroll in Benefits

Schedule a time with the Benefits and Compensation team to discuss and enroll in benefits. Information on benefits is available on the HR Benefits webpage

Benefits and Compensation team


As soon as possible

Prior State Service

​Schedule a time to meet with April Frank to discuss any previous employment with a Texas state agency. 

April Frank, Director of Payroll and Records.


As soon as possible

​Update  or  Insert Contact Information for Emergency Alerts

​Login to P.A.S.S. and update your contact information. Instructions are available HERE.



​As soon as possible once they are available

Complete Mandatory Trainings

​Complete all mandatory compliance training within 30 days modules will be made available two days after your start date. Trainings are assigned and can be accessed on this site​,​.


Prior to July 2023



RSVP for New Faculty Orientation

Form coming soon Judith Quander, Interim AVP, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development


​Prior to August 2023

W. I. Dykes Library Orientation​

​Review this h​an​dout from the Library on their services and resources and review this training

Lisa Braysen, Director, Library Services


​Prior to August 2022

Connect with Department Chair

​Reach out to your department chair and schedule a time to get together to discuss your course load, teaching strategy, and departmental meeting schedules and expectations.

​​11.  ​Prior to August 10, 2023  Office of Disability Services Orientation Please review this overview of disability services. You'll have a chance to talk to Dr. Pamplin at the orientation. Hope Pamplin​, Director of Disability Services 

Prior to August 10, 2023​ ​​Student Affairs Information Please review the PPT and Student Behavior Response Chart​​.  You’ll have a chance to talk with Dr. Tamez, Dean of Students and Mr. Harris, Assistant Dean of students at the orientation. Meritza Tamez, Dean of Students; Branston Harris, Assistant Dean of Students
​13. ​Prior to August 10, 2023 Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) Please review the CTLE website  and check out this video and this CTLE information sheet​! You’ll have a chance to talk with Dr. Greg Dement, CTLE Director and Mr. Georges Detiveaux, Associate Director at the orientation. Greg Dement, Director of CTLE; Georges Detiveaux, Associate Director CTLE

​14. ​Prior to August 10, 2023 Impact Learning Office (ILO) Please review the ILO website.  You’ll have a chance to talk with Dr. Poonam Gulati, Executive Director of ILO at the orientation. Poonam Gulati, Executive Director of ILO


​Prior to August 2023

Register for Parking

​Visit the Parking and Transportation Services website​, to register for a parking pass. (You can pick up your pass while on campus for orientation sessions).

Vanessa Turner, Assistant Director of Parking & Transportation.


Prior to the start of classes

​Get your Employee ID

​Student Life Center- Third Floor Service Counter. (This can be completed while on campus for orientation sessions). 






The 2023 New Faculty Orientation will be conducted in person on August 10 and 11, 2023. The sessions are broken into two half-days allowing new faculty time to meet with their departments and become acquainted with campus. During the sessions, faculty will be introduced to UHD's mission and vision, its student body, student support and success resources, research and grant opportunities, pedagogical best practices, policy and procedures. We encourage you to use these days to meet with your chair and dean and will identify time in the schedule that is forthcoming.  We will also host a reception on the evening of the 11th.​