Getting Ready to Join GVSU

Thank you for registering for New Faculty Orientation.  We look forward to meeting you (virtually) soon.

For more details on the topics for each day, please visit our New Faculty Orientation website.

Not sure if you have already registered?  Contact us a pewftlc@gvsu.edu or at (616) 331-3498.

Need to register for New Faculty Orientation? 

Please visit our Orientation Synchronous Sessions webpage for links to the LIVE sessions (Zoom links).

You must enter valid GVSU network credentials to access this page.  If you do not yet have official GVSU network credentials, please refer back to the See You Soon email sent to all Orientation registrants in early August.  If you did not receive this email, please contact us at pewftlc@gvsu.edu or at (616) 331-3498.

Access the links to the LIVE sessions


Network Login to Access Technology
How to secure your GVSU Network Credentials

2020 Orientation Pre-Work

To be completed prior to August 12 & 13, 2020. 
 

Campus Maps & Directions

While New Faculty Orientation will be entirely online, should you need to come to campus, the maps and directions linked above will prove helpful.

Returning to Campus
Lakers Together—Faculty and Staff webpage

Information about face coverings, COVID self-assessment, and more.


Affiliate, Visiting, Tenure & Tenure-Track Faculty

Prior to Your First Day of Class

Human Resources New Hire Tasks

As you prepare for your transition to GVSU, we want to provide you with information on your virtual Benefit Orientation and other important information needed to complete a successful transition into the Grand Valley State University Family.  You should have received a Benefit Packet in early July.  This packet contained important information on the benefits that are available to you as a new faculty member.  We encourage you to visit the Human Resources Benefits and Wellness webpage.  You will also find a full video orientation on the 2020 New Faculty Asynchronous Sessions webpage.

Important dates and items to remember:

  • Access to the online benefit enrollment system, eBenefits, will open on August 6, 2020
  • A virtual benefits orientation will be available as part of the New Faculty Orientation.  If you have not registered for New Faculty Orientation, please visit the New Faculty Orientation webpage.
  • Your selected benefits will be effective retroactively to August 6, 2020
  • You will receive your first paycheck on August 31, 2020
  • Retirement plan investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are on the Allendale and DeVos campuses monthly.  Please go to the Retirement Planning section of the Human Resources Benefits and Wellness webpage
  • Complete your I9 and your Faculty Oath, these forms are required.  These forms must be completed at your earliest convenience and prior to the first day of class.  Please contact your department or Human Resources to schedule time to complete them.  The Faculty Oath must be notarized.  If you are unsure if you have completed these forms, or have any questions, please contact hremploy@gvsu.edu
  • Complete your Pay option form and return it to HR Administration at hradmin@gvsu.edu; the deadline for this for is August 11th.  After this day, you will default to the 9-month pay option.

Additional points to consider:

  • Attend the virtual New Faculty Orientation
  • Faculty Staff Picture IDs are available.  Please email the following information to hro@gvsu.edu copying mcfarlak@gvsu.edu, it will get printed and sent via intercampus or US Mail:
    • First and Last Name
    • G#, if known
    • Address to send: Either department address or staff home address
    • Optional: email a headshot photo that can be imported to your ID.  Otherwise, we can print ID with name and G# only at this time
  • If you have not yet completed your payroll tax forms and a Direct Deposit Authorization form you can find those on the Payroll website.  Return the forms to the payroll office.
  • Use your new address, if available on all forms.
  • Complete online enrollment on or after August 6, 2020
    • Enrollment can be completed at any time with 30 days of hire.

Human resources also have a collection of online resources for new faculty. Visit their New Staff Resources and Information page for more information.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Benefits Office at (616) 331-2220 or by email at benefitsandwellness@gvsu.edu.

Network Login to Access Technology

To make sure you can access your GVSU email, Blackboard (classroom management system) and Banner (student information system) during the IT sessions, please be sure to complete the following items by August 5. You will not be issued a GVSU ID number or network login (required to access all GVSU technology) if these forms are not completed.

  • Return your signed contract
  • Complete the required payroll forms (W-2 and I-9)

Should you have questions or concern regarding these items, please reach out to your departmental contact.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional resources helpful for new faculty can be found on the Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center New Faculty webpage and include:

  • Important Dates
  • Campus Maps and Driving Directions
  • Faculty Quick Start Guide

We look forward to meeting you and supporting your teaching at GVSU.


Adjunct Faculty

Prior to New Faculty Orientation

Network Login to Access Technology

To make sure you can access your GVSU email, Blackboard (classroom management system) and Banner (student information system) during the IT sessions, please be sure to complete the following items by August 6. You will not be issued a GVSU ID number or network login (required to access all GVSU technology) if these forms are not completed.

  • Return your signed contract
  • Complete the required payroll forms (W-2 and I-9)

Should you have questions or concern regarding these items, please reach out to your departmental contact.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional resources helpful for new faculty can be found on the Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center New Faculty webpage and include:

  • Important Dates
  • Campus Maps and Driving Directions
  • Faculty Quick Start Guide

We look forward to meeting you and supporting your teaching at GVSU.