Adjunct Faculty Resources
The pages will provide you with rich historical information about the foundation our institution our mission statement, and demographics.
Please watch the below YouTube video to better see how University of The Incarnate Word originated.
Would you like to know more? Please visit "Why UIW?" for more information and quick facts about the university.
Administrative Support Links
Use this calendar to learn when classes begin/end, early alerts are due, final grades are due, and holiday closures.
Cardinal Apps is the go to place for the software applications you use every day, including UIW email, GradesFirst and Banner.
Use this calendar to learn about various extra circular events on campus.
Please review the faculty handbook by clicking on the below link.
Please visit the below link for information regarding pay cycle and direct deposit forms.
All registered students and UIW employees may register their vehicle and order parking permits online through Cardinal Cars (found in your Cardinal Apps portal). Once your vehicle is registered, a parking decal will be available for pickup in the Business Office. You may register multiple vehicles under the same account, but only ONE decal is allowed per student/employee. Parking decals are removable, and must be transferred and displayed on the vehicle that is on campus.
Collaborative learning is an important tool in the classroom that leads to engagement, stronger mastery of the material, and critical thinking. Students working together to understand concepts is both a fun and effective addition to traditional classroom lectures. Collaborative learning activities can be sprinkled into lectures . The following links describe variety of collaborative activities, such as “think-pair-share" and “fishbowl.” Both sites emphasize activities that are easy to implement.
- Examples of Collaborative Learning or Group Work Activities
- Collaborative Learning Techniques from Bates College
You will find activities such as:
- Team Based
- Round Table
- Concept Mapping
We hope these tools help you create an interactive learning environment!
A course syllabus and outline are two different documents faculty use to provide important information to students. What is the difference between to two documents?
Course Syllabi are created by the department and include:
Need help with Blackboard? Use this link to get started with Blackboard and view multiple training guides.
GradesFirst is a web-based student performance monitoring system that provides automated student services and communication between faculty, academic advisors, student support staff, and students. The program allows for monitoring of class attendance.
GradesFirst Early Alert pinpoints at-risk students early in the term to allow for intervention when students need it most. UIW heavily utilizes this system in our 1000 and 2000 courses when students are still developing. Timely and effective communications allows UIW the opportunity to increase student success and retention.
At UIW our classrooms are filled with students from all kinds of unique backgrounds. As educators, we want to welcome everyone but sometimes we struggle with techniques on how to be inclusive. The below article on inclusivity offers sections on:Common Questions 3 Key Principles of Inclusive Teaching 5 Ways to Interact Inclusively with Students Ideas for Inclusive Course Design How Will You Know If Your Efforts Are Working? Resources
- Common Questions
- 3 Key Principles of Inclusive Teaching
- 5 Ways to Interact Inclusively with Students
- Ideas for Inclusive Course Design
- How Will You Know If Your Efforts Are Working?
Please visit the below link for information regarding classroom accommodations and frequently asked questions regarding disability services.
Please visit the below link to learn about UIW’s testing services.
Please visit the below link to report an incident or view the sexual misconduct policy.
Assist undergraduate students with writing across disciplines and course content tutoring for a range of disciplines students frequently find challenging. In addition to individual and small-group tutoring, they also offer workshops and embedded tutoring, including in-class writing support.
Please view these links for additional information.
Please visit the below link for information on pregnancy accommodations, policy on academic integrity, and various other policies.
Please monitor your UIW email and look for a message from the UIW Registrar towards the end of the semester that provides detailed instructions on how to input final grades.
See GradesFirst link in your UIW Cardinal Apps page to access attendance reporting. This is where you enter daily course attendance which is required for 1000 and 2000 level courses.
UIW requires each faculty member to create their own attendance policy which should be clearly stated in your course syllabus. (Occasionally UIW will send out a policy or update regarding school attendance policies. Please monitor your UIW email and speak with your department regarding attendance practices.)
At UIW faculty do not initiate student course drops. If a student wishes to be dropped, the student will come to faculty with a form. Please communicate with the student to make sure they understand there are implications on financial aid when a drop is processed. Please send the student to the financial aid office if there are any questions or confusion.