Department Philosophy Regarding New Faculty Orientation

            It is important for the accomplishment of the mission that procedures be in place to recruit new Faculty who have the training, skills, and experience to succeed in the Department, and it is equally important that these individuals be oriented to the practical and philosophical orientation of the Department. To this end, this Handbook contains material describing the day-to-day operation of the Department (e.g., phones, computers, placing book orders, developing a syllabus) as well as a statement of the philosophies of the Department. In addition, the Chairperson of the Department has the explicit responsibility for aiding new Faculty in the orientation process.