Getting Started @ RIT Checklist

The checklist below is intended as a guide to ensure a successful teaching experience for you and your students. Many of the tasks below should have been completed or are in progress and may be covered at the in-person orientation session. We encourage you to visit all of the resources in this Adjunct Faculty Resource Repository to familiarize yourself with RIT's practices and policies that you will need to "hit the ground running." 

1. Return your signed contract to your department AND all required forms requested from Human Resources and/or Payroll -- you must complete this paperwork prior to accessing your computer account, obtain an ID, and access any of the systems! 
- Your department handles all contractual information.
- Find your department through the list of RIT's colleges.
2. Obtain your RIT computer/email account 
After you complete your contract and essential forms, Human Resources will notify Information & Technology Services (ITS) to set up your RIT accounts.  You will be notified when your accounts are ready.ITS
ITS is the first point of contact for all your technology questions or issues.
- Help Desk: Frank E. Gannett Hall, Room 1113, Click here for hours
- (585) 475-HELP [4357]
3. Obtain your RIT ID Card
All faculty, staff and alumni are provided with a University ID card. The ID cards are used by Dining Services, University Housing, Student Life Center, and the Wallace Library
In Person: Eastman Hall, Building 1 (1st Floor) 
4. Register your vehicle; obtain a parking pass
All vehicles operated on campus by students, faculty, staff, and contract employees must be registered as quickly as possible but no later than ten days after arrival on campus.
Parking & Transportation Website - Online registration makes the process fast and easy. You do not need to be the owner of a vehicle to register it.
5. Visit the Academic Calendar for important semester dates
Academic Calendar - Spring 2019 classes begin January 14. 
6. Familiarize yourself with your department/college policies and procedures, such as syllabus protocol, etc.
- Find your department through the list of RIT's colleges.  
- Connect with your administrative staff, associate deans, deans, colleagues.
- Although many adjunct faculty have a course syllabus provided, you may wish to review the Syllabus Design guidance at
7. Familiarize yourself with University Policies & Procedures, particularly those around compliance and accessibility. University Policies & Procedures
8. Check with your department on available office space, mailroom, etc. The facilities and resources available to you will vary by department.
Your department will let you know what is available to you. The Wallace Library (Building 05) also has rooms you can reserve and plenty of open space to meet with students. 
9. Check on the status of your textbooks.
Check with your department or Barnes & Noble @ RIT
10. Visit your classroom and request podium/projection training if desired. 
- Check with your department or the Student Information System for the location or check RIT’s Interactive Map 
- Contact Academic Technology Support, 585-475-2551, press 1, or request training via
12. Familiarize yourself with the Student Information System 

Check your class rosters and familiarize yourself with your students’ names on the Student Information System.

13. Familiarize yourself with the Early Alert System (academic alert system for undergraduate courses only)
14. Schedule training for myCourses (Learning Management System) An adjunct training session is provided at orientation or request training via
15. Ensure your course materials are prepared and posted to myCourses, especially if fully online.  Online courses open a week prior to the start of the semester! An adjunct training session is provided at orientation or request training via
16. Submit all media used in your courses for captioning as soon as possible.  Details may be found on this site. This is required by college policy. 
17. Enjoy the experience!  Take notes on how your course is going and what you might want to change the next time around! You may reach out to your college reference librarian liaison or a member of the instructional design team anytime!  Contact Faculty Career Development team at for any questions you may have.