This page is intended to make your first couple of weeks at UCCS less stressful and more productive. The items below have been organized according to when you will need the information and where to go for it.
(See also the Campus Services link at the bottom of the UCCS home page.)
Sign contract, take oath (required by Colorado constitution), and most importantly, get your Employee ID number,which is a six-digit number that you will use on official forms (including parking permit application below).
University Center Information Desk, located just outside of the bookstore. You need it for everything. If you join the credit union, ENT, you can use it as a cash card.
All cars parked on campus must display a parking pass. Obtain it at the Department of Public Safety (lower leverl of parking garage). An alternative to parking on campus (which is about $500/yr deducted from monthly paycheck) is to park in the Four Diamonds parking lot on N. Nevada and take the shuttle up the hill. Faculty who come to campus to teach only on certain days (M/W, for example) can get partial passes for those days.
IT Account, Email
Your login ID is also your username for email, and it is automatically created when all of the HR paperwork has been processed. You will need this ID (which is typically your first initial and first seven letters of your last name) and password for logging into any campus computer and the classroom podia . It is also your Blackboard and Faculty Portal login. Tenure-track faculty and instructors will also be added to the online campus directory, but lecturers will not. For IT Help, call 719-255-3536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The IT Help Desk web site has instructions for network access, configuring email, hardware recommendations, etc.
If you have a startup package, the computer setup should be arranged with IT by the departmental administrative assistant. If you don't have a computer in your office when you get here, come to the FRC and use our PCs or Macs.
Contact your departmental administrative assistant.
Order online at the UCCS Bookstore site or call Sharon Coddington at 255-3250.
Preparing your syllabus:
The syllabus is often your students’ first real introduction to your course. It is also the perfect opportunity to set the stage for success by creating a learner-centered syllabus. Download Creating a Learner-Centered Syllabus or refer to The Course Syllabus: A Learning-centered Approach by Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara J. Millis, and Margaret W. Cohen. You may check out the book from the Kraemer Family Library or the Faculty Resource Center.
Something to consider: Everyone using the campus lab printers must pay to print.
See the FRC Blackboard Support pages for more information.
A couple of things to know about Blackboard:
UCCS IT Helpdesk:
For technical assistance with hardware, email, UCCS campus network (wireless, VPN), or to order software with academic licensing, contact the UCCS IT HelpDesk, email@example.com, 719-255-3536, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, located on the ground floor of the El Pomar Center (under the clock tower). You may walk in for help.
Most of the campus classrooms are "smart", i.e., outfitted with a podium, computer, DVD/VHS player and ceiling mounted digital projector. To find out which classrooms are smart, go to the IT Smart Classrooms page and find the building on the left navigation. To find the location of your classrooms, go to the Course Information Center. If you have other questions or need assistance with the technology in the smart classrooms, contact Andy Burkart, Smart Classroom Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-4291.
Technology and some smart classrooms in Dwire Hall and Engineering are supported by college IT staff instead of campus IT. For questions, call College of Business IT (COBIT) at 255-4440 or College of Engineering and Applied Science IT 255-3333.