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 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 That document also contains links to additional sources of information on using Moodle.

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

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

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

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

Academic Information Sources and Tools

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

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

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

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.

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.)

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

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

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

Official policy on authorized absences from class (PDF).

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

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

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

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.