Information for Faculty: Some Useful Links

This page is a quick summary of information resources for faculty and other instructors. Follow the links for details. Resources marked with the (AU only) label are accessible only from within the campus network or through the use of a special password. Contact Information Services for details on accessing these materials.

Instructional Resources Online
moodle.aurora.edu/moodle

Moodle is AU's online learning management system. Courses are automatically created for all AU classes and are ready for instructor's use. A quick-start guide to using Moodle for instructors is available at aurora.edu/student-life/resources/its/tb/47moodle-instructor.htm. That document also contains links to additional sources of information on using Moodle.

www.turnitin.com

AU is a licensed user of Turnitin, an online plagiarism detection tool that has a number of other features. For a quick guide on getting started see aurora.edu/student-life/resources/its/tb/41turnitin.htm.

http://libguides.aurora.edu/databases

Phillips Library subscribes to a large collection of online databases, available to authorized users from both on and off campus.

 http://libguides.aurora.edu/ForFaculty

Phillips Library has an online guide to library resources and services specifically for faculty--from orientation classes to copyright, from reserves to interlibrary loan.

www.aurora.edu/academics/resources/learning-center

The Academic Support Center provides tutoring and other forms of assistance to students who have encountered academic difficulties.

Academic Information Sources and Tools
www.aurora.edu/academics/resources/academic-calendar.html

The Academic Calendar page contains information on important semester dates and holidays.

www.aurora.edu/classes

The Class Schedule pages contain listings by department of current and upcoming classes. These tables are updated nightly.

www.aurora.edu/academics/resources/final-exams.html

This page contains the official final exam schedule and details of the final examination policy.

http://www.aurora.edu/au/forms/textbkreq.htm

Use this textbook request form to place a requisition for textbooks for your classes through the AU bookstore. This form can also be used to communicate with Information Services about special\ software required for the labs.

https://wa3.aurora.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is the web-based interface to Datatel Colleague, AU's administrative database application. Information for faculty includes course assignments, grades, and advising lists. (Regular faculty access only.)

https://www.aurora.edu/au/faculty/gened/index.html

The General Education Homepage provides faculty and staff easy access to documents related to general education and revisions to the 2002 General Education Proposal.

Network and Communications Services
www.aurora.edu/its/tb/vacmessage.htm

All instructors, adjuncts as well as regular faculty, must monitor their AU email accounts since it is the source not only for official information but communications from their students. This document explains how to set up vacation messages.

University Policies
www.aurora.edu/academics/resources/code.html

The AU Code of Academic Integrity articulates university policies and procedures in case of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic transgressions.

www.aurora.edu/documents/academics/absences.pdf

Official policy on authorized absences from class (PDF).

https://www.aurora.edu/au/faculty/handbook.html

The Faculty Handbook contains university policies and procedures that apply to regular faculty. (AU only)

https://www.aurora.edu/au/faculty/handbook.html

The Part-Time Faculty Handbook contains details on policies relevant to part-time faculty and adjuncts.(AU only)

www.aurora.edu/student-life/campus-services/its/computer-lab-policy.html

If your class meets in one of the AU computing labs, please read this document, especially the section on instructional uses of the labs.

Other Computing Information
www.aurora.edu/student-life/campus-services/its/computer-labs.html

Information Services maintains two computer labs in Dunham hall, available for both scheduled classes and individual student use. This link contains information on resources and scheduling.