Important Offices and Resources
Academic Affairs/Dean’s Office (that’s us)
Our office works on everything that has to do with the classroom—and a lot that goes on outside of the classroom. That means we do everything from setting policies and determining which classes are offered, to helping faculty find funding for student research.
One of the major programs our office facilitates is faculty development which provides internal funding for a variety of activities. Information on these programs can be found on our faculty development page. Similarly, the college can assist you with external grant funding as well.
If interested in conducting research, especially in conjunction with students, please visit our Research and Creative Projects page that will outline all of the opportunities we offer to our students and faculty.
We also produce the Faculty Handbook each year. This document is provided to faculty members to ensure that they are aware of all the policies and procedures here at Ursinus College. Should you have any further questions about something within the handbook, please contact our office.
Once you have your Ursinus login and password, you will be able to access all of the Dean’s Office Resources files, located on the shared S Drive. These documents are available to faculty members to assist them in all aspects of our office’s activities.
Academic Department Contacts
Department Chairpersons and a Department Administrative Assistants are instrumental in providing valuable information to all faculty members. Academic Department webpages include profiles of all members of departments and contact information.
Do you need to notify your students which textbooks they will need for the coming semester? Do you need a gift for someone? Or do you simply want to show your brand new Ursinus pride? The bookstore is currently located in The Commons. If you have any questions about book orders for your courses:
Ursinus College Bookstore Manager
Located on the second floor of Corson, the Business Office deals with various items, mostly pertaining to financial matters of the college. If you should have any questions regarding accounts payable, grant accounting, payroll, and purchasing, this is the office that can assist you. Furthermore, you will be able to find frequently used forms on their site such as: check requests, purchase requests, travel reimbursement forms, and more. If wondering about the travel and expense policy here at Ursinus, this is also the office to consult. Since there are many deadlines and regulations associated with the Business Office’s activities and responsibilities, please visit their page and/or contact someone within the office to receive assistance.
College Facilities Available to Faculty and Staff
Employees and their families are encouraged to use the facilities of the Myrin Library. Your staff identification card can be used to borrow books, audio books, videos, and DVD’s. Hours and regulations are posted by the Library staff. They welcome the opportunity to be of help. Use this space not only to check out items, but also as a quiet retreat or for recreational reading.
The fitness center is open to all faculty and staff and their spouses/significant others at no charge. It can also be used by the children of faculty and staff if they are still declared as dependents and if they are 18 or over. Each eligible faculty/staff family member would complete the user forms in the fitness center and then issued an ID card that they can use to work out in the center any time it is open.
The pool is also open to all of faculty, staff, and students. You must have an ID and a release form needs to be signed prior to using the fitness facility. Please see the links above for more information.
Dining on Campus
Wismer Center serves as Ursinus’ student center and features a variety of dining options. Faculty, staff, and their family members can take advantage of dining in Wismer for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the faculty/staff rate, children under 12 are half price. Bear Bucks are also accepted (see information under Bear Bucks).
Our Human Resources Office provides information on policies and practices, benefits, payroll (including necessary forms), and much more (including the college’s inclement weather policy). The office will issue a parking permit and request the issuance of your college ID, email account, laptop, etc. from Tech Support. Human Resources is located in the lower level of Corson Hall.
Information Technology and Library
As you become familiar with various locations around campus, Myrin Library will be a frequently visited place. Information technology provides many services including technology support, wireless access, laptop issuance and repair, and much more. IT has recorded their helpful training sessions and workshops here. The library side can offer you valuable insight on teaching and learning as well as how to navigate all of their offered services.
New U (Wellness and Health)
The New U (Nurturing Employee Wellness at Ursinus) wellness program is a cohesive and supportive group that develops, guides, and oversees all of the college’s wellness efforts. NEW U coordinates a wide variety of resources and activities designed to support appropriate health and lifestyle choices that can result in happy, healthy and productive employees. Check out the group’s page in order to get in contact with a committee member.
This office plays a vital role not only for students, but also for professors. The Registrar’s office produces the academic calendar, as well as the course catalog for every academic year. This is also the place to find any necessary forms for students (drop/add form, declaration of majors and minors forms, etc.), and for your use (grade change forms, incomplete forms, report of overcuts forms, and grade submission instructions). If you should have any questions concerning courses and/or student coursework, this is the office you’ll want to consult. The Registrar is located on the third floor of Myrin Library.