Getting Started at the University of Maryland
- New Faculty Checklist
The New Faculty Checklist offers new faculty a list of the types
of information that is important to learn and offers guidance
on how to gain this knowledge.
- New Faculty Orientation Program
This program, held just before the beginning of the fall semester,
offers an opportunity to gather information on campus policies and
resources and become acquainted with other new faculty.
- Campus Parking Permits
Complete a parking
registration form and submit it to your Departmental Parking Coordinator
(DPC) who is responsible for assigning you a parking space.
Please note that you must have a Directory ID and password to accomplish the tasks below!
Your Directory ID
Go to the University's on-line directory and enter your name. Your
ID appears immediately below your name and is generally the initial of your
first name and the first seven letters of your last name. If a campus
email account has already been created for you, your ID will show up as the
beginning of your email address. If you do not have a Directory ID,
your department has not yet created your appointment in the University’s
employment database. Contact them to find out how soon they will be
able to do so.
- Establishing Your Email
Account and Password
At the bottom of this webpage, you can choose your password, accept or change
the Directory ID you have been assigned, and set up your
email account. ALL employees should have a MAIL@UMD.EDU account. Do not
open a WAM or GLUE email account unless instructed to do so by your department.
- Ordering Textbooks
Timely submission of books orders ensures that sufficient
textbooks are available on time for students and facilitates the buyback and
resale of used textbooks hence please submit your textbook orders,
including the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), as quickly as possible through
Book Center. The site also contains a link
to the Faculty Center Network, a
one-stop resource providing detailed information on textbooks to help instructors
in making adoption decisions. Once you have entered your textbook adoptions,
they will be posted on Testudo to facilitate textbook acquisition. You may submit
this information to other vendors but not in lieu of submitting it to the
- University ID Card
The Information Desk located in the Mitchell Building lobby provides ID
cards. Simply bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, get your picture
taken, and immediately receive your ID card. The Information Desk is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30p.m. A University ID card is
required to utilize University Library services.
- Using Library Services and Resources
Refer to the link above to learn about our Libraries' support for faculty's teaching and research. Examples include, how to:
- have articles scanned and delivered via email,
- borrow materials here, at the Library of Congress, other research university libraries, etc.,
- arrange the creation of course-specific resource webpages or classroom instruction, and
- request additions to the Libraries collection.