New Faculty Orientation
All new faculty at CBL receive an orientation from key administrative groups on campus. Details of each presentation are available here.
UMCES Center Administration does also offer orientation in years when several new faculty start. However, we recommend that you take the time to arrange a visit to CA to meet with key staff there who will oversee proposal submission, billing and personnel.
Space at CBL
You can expect to be assigned an office on campus, provided with a desk, a book case and a filing cabinet. Each office comes with a VoIP phone which will also serve as your ethernet connection.
Most faculty will also be provided with research laboratory space, appropriate for their needs.
Office space for students, FRAs and post docs is limited. Students will be assigned deskspace by the Associate Director for Administraion in one of our three common areas for students. FRAs will be provided desk space when possible. Post-docs will be assigned desk sapce in one of two common post-doc areas. They are not provided with individual office.
IT at CBL
All faculty at CBL get an @cbl.umces.edu email address, space on the faculty web server, a local file server (known as the "P" drive), an account on our educational server (Moodle), our proposal routing system (CAYUSE) and digital dropbox. Our IT group also handles phones. FAQs for CBLs IT system can be found on the CBL intranet.
CBL and UMCES is also closely integrated with UMCP'S IT infrastructure. Important sites to know are
- ares.umd.edu – time records, pay records, travel
- testudo.umd.edu – schedule of classes
- umeg-umd.edu – electronic grade submission
More details about IT services are available here.
Getting involved in education
New faculty have to request Graduate Faculty status with UMCES. This request to the UMCES VP-Education will be made by the Director's Office immediately upon your appointment. The VP-Education Office will also request a reciprocal appointment through the Graduate School at UMCP which will allow you to advise students within the inter-institutional Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science program.
Supplies and equipment must be ordered through the business office. Orders can typically be placed same day. There is a break in ordering in mid- to late-June to close the books. Try to avoid using Miscellaneous Payment Requests.