The Office of the Provost and VPA provides support and a variety of services to new academics. These services are listed below:
New Faculty/Librarian/AAS Orientation Workshops
The Provost Office hosts the Orientation Workshop usually the middle of July. The worskhops and information sessions are intended to orient the new members to their teaching responsibilities and the research environment at the University of Windsor and helps new faculty connect with a wide variety of resources on campus.
Appointees Enrolment Form (Seamless Entry Process)
To help faculty transition more smoothly into the University and the community a "Seamless Entry Process" was created that allows new faculty to streamline a seemingly endless series of tedious administrative tasks – establishing an employee profile, registering for benefits and payroll, etc. – all in advance, all through one simple online resource. In order for new faculty to enrol, they will need to have signed a letter of acceptance and have received a UWIN account and a PASSWORD to enrol online. Contact the Provost Office for details.
Information Centre for Immigration Matters and Working in Canada
Assistance is provided to new international academics with their immigration-related matters, including obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), paying the Employer Compliance Fee (for faculty in limited-term appointments and sessional instructors), and any submitting additional supporting documents to assist the member in completing their work permit and/or permanent residency applications.
Training and Workshops
In collaboration with OHREA and the Senate office, informational and training workshops are provided to Department Heads, Deans, Secretaries/Administrative Assistants, Appointment Committee members and Employment Equity/Procedures Assessors on the following topics:
- Employment Equity
- Conducting Interviews
- Pre- and Post-interview Assessment Grids
- New Faculty Orientation Events
Assistance is provided on an as-needed basis in assisting academics with spousal hiring, parking, housing, banking, taxes, health care and benefits, insurance, automobile licensing, moving, furniture purchases, parking, computer user accounts, social insurance numbers, and other concerns related to their relocation.
Whatever it takes! The Provost's Office provides new academics with information for the many needs in their smooth transition to Windsor.
Support for new hires:
The Office of the Provost also provides several services for new and early-career faculty members. For more information on this topic, please see the Early-Career Faculty Resources section of this website.