New Faculty Welcome
What You Need to Know:
From learning about class locations to technology resources, finding your way around a new University isn’t always simple. In addition to the information offered to all employees, we’ve provided some faculty-specific resources.
Congratulations on your recent appointment as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. I hope this opportunity provides an avenue of growth and development as you pursue your professional and academic goals.
UK Human Resources has provided this site as a centralized, convenient place to find information you may need in the days ahead. We hope you find the resources below helpful as you enter this new phase in your career.
Below, you will find links to information on your benefits, faculty support resources, university shared governance and your career at the University of Kentucky. I also invite you to review the University of Kentucky’s strategic plan. My hope is that this site will help you meet the challenges of research and teaching, as well as adjusting to a new work environment. You can also access information here on how to manage graduate assistants, staff and other temporary or student employees.
I wish you success in your new appointment and offer Human Resources’ assistance in any way. You may access a contact list of key HR personnel here. If you would like to see additional information not listed here, please e-mail HR with your comments or suggestions.
Kimberly P. Wilson
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
- University Senate
- Code of Faculty Conduct (pdf)
- Administrative Regulations
- Governing Regulations
- Board of Trustees
- UK Libraries
The University of Kentucky is widely known for the W.T. Young Library, which boasts the largest book endowment of any public university. The campus also features a number of focused library resources, computer lab and information technology resources.
- Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
The mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching is to promote and support excellence in teaching and learning at the University of Kentucky by working collaboratively with all instructors to create engaging, innovative and inclusive learning environments in which diverse students can excel.
- Distance Learning
Distance Learning Programs offers University of Kentucky students a broad selection of undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses, as well as several degree programs, throughout Kentucky and beyond. The same quality teaching and academic support services available on the main campus are also available through distance learning, via online learning, hybrid and interactive video.
- UKIT Academic Technology Group
The Academic Technology Group (ATG) represents UKIT's commitment to support academic and research technology requirements and growth. They focus on the support of instruction and research services, including learning management systems, graphics and illustrations, and statistical software.
- University Registrar
- Office of the Provost
- Office of Institutional Equity (Equal Opportunity)
- Disability Resource Center
- University of Kentucky Research
The University of Kentucky Research site provides an overview of research resources available to faculty members, plus reviews of current research as featured in Odyssey magazine.
- Research-Related Offices
These page provide an overview of the University’s research-related offices, including Proposal Development Office, which assists faculty in seeking research funding.
- Office of Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research provides the University community with accurate and timely information to support decision making and institutional effectiveness efforts. IR’s work mainly involves data specifically about the University’s operations.
- Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC)
ASTeCC, is the University of Kentucky's showplace for multidisciplinary research, technology transfer, and new business start-ups.
- Faculty Grant Proposals: A Step-by-Step Guide
Start of the Semester
Career Events & Milestones
With all the options offered by TIAA/CREF, American Century, and Fidelity Investments, this page can help you navigate what plan will best fit your lifestyle.
- Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure
Visit the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs site for information on appointment, promotion and tenure.
- Committee Assignments
This is the current list of committee assignments. Browsing through can help you become familiar with what types of committees are out there.
- Faculty Performance Review
Find information on the policies and procedures for faculty performance review.