Electronic Delivery of 2013-14 Faculty Appointment Letters

Dear Colleagues,

As part of Pro Futuris, we are called to be judicious stewards of our human, natural, and financial resources. In that light, we have partnered with Human Resources to create a more efficient and environmentally conscious process through which annual faculty contracts are delivered and accepted. The 2013-2014 faculty contracts will be delivered and accepted electronically. This email summarizes our new system:

• On Thursday, March 28, you will receive an email from the Faculty_Services email address with instructions about accessing your appointment letter. You will use your Bear ID and password (the same information that you use to log on to your computer) to access the contract. The email from Faculty_Services will be signed by Amy Tomlinson in Human Resources.

• As in previous years, you will have until April 30 to accept or decline your 2013-2014 appointment letter.

• After April 30, a copy of your appointment letter will be stored in Bear Web for your future reference and convenience.

• As always, any questions about your contract can be directed through your department chair or dean.

• If you have questions about this process or if for any reason you do not receive or cannot find the email notification on March 28, please contact Amy Tomlinson at ext. 7725.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will hold two "come and go" informational sessions during which we will demonstrate the new online contract tool and address any questions or concerns. The first will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Pat Neff 105. The second will take place on Friday, March 22 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Pat Neff 105.

Please note that this new process does not apply to summer contracts or to temporary appointments handled through FTPBA forms.

Warm Regards,

Michelle V. Berry

Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost


Phone 254-710-3976

Fax 254-710-3600