New Faculty Checklist

Getting Started:

Get your FSU Card

The FSU Card is the official ID for The Florida State University, and is a required first step before you can set up email accounts or access university services such as Omni , FSU WebMail and Blackboard. Visit the official FSU Card web site for all the details.

Activate your FSUID

Once you have obtained your FSUID card, you must activate your ID before it can be used to access FSU systems. Go to the FSUID activation page with your FSUID card number and your social security number. Follow the instructions for identifying yourself and set up a password. It may take up to 4 hours before your FSUID is activated. This action will also create your FSU email account and address. Once you have successfully obtained and activated your FSUID, you will be able to access all FSU systems.

Get Connected

Teaching Faculty:JES email over view. Includes email forwarding instructions, outlook calendar setup, etc. configuring JES email calendar client including mobile devices can be found at FSU’s Technology Services help desk. You may also wish to use WebMail, an online email interface used to access university email accounts.

Teaching Assistants: Learn how to configure and use myFSU email at

Get Trained

The College of Communication and Information has several online instructional tools that are used for both face to face and online instruction. All new faculty and adjuncts are strongly urged to attend both a Blackboard:Getting Started workshop and Elluminate Moderator Training. In addition, a few courses that are specific to the SLIS School Media program may require you to use Chalk and Wire, a web based e-portfolio system required for all students in the SLIS School Media Program. If you are the primary instructor for a SLIS course, and are unsure if your course has a Chalk and Wire component, please contact Linda Swaine <> for more information.

In addition, The Center for Teaching and Learning is the place to go for anyone who is interested in being a more effective instructor. In addition to a large variety of regularly scheduled workshops on topics from Blackboard to pod casting, their web site is an excellent resource for those interested in enhancing their teaching skills. Here you can find resources on teaching strategies, learn how to collaborate with colleagues, and get help preparing for your first semester of teaching at FSU.


The College of Communication and Information has several listserves that allow faculty and staff to share ideas and communicate with one another. Once you have your FSU email address, you name should be added to the appropriate list(s) automatically within a week or so. Contact Hans Meyer if you have problems sending and/or receiving emails from the lists.

College of Communications and Information (CCI)

School of Communications (SC)

School of Communication Science and Disorders (SCSD)

School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS)

Dean’s Office

Blackboard Organizations

Once you have activated your FSUID, your name will begin to be added to various College and Department level Blackboard organizations that serve as intranets for our college. Blackboard organizations can be assessed by logging on to Blackboard and clicking on the Organizations” tab located along the top of your Bb home page. Here you will find information about research, advising, academic and administrative policies and procedures, etc.

Get an FSU parking permit

Purchase a parking permit online (and answers to other parking questions)

Set up your voicemail

Not all phones have voicemail, but if yours does here’s how to configure and use the FSU voicemail system.

Complete New Employee Orientation (NEO)

Complete New Employee Orientation Online.

Schedule a tour at the Goldstein Library

Meet with our librarians at the Goldstein library. The tour will take about an hour and includes an overview of campus library resources with an emphasis on Goldstein, Goldstein services to faculty, and an introduction (or update) to your research needs and information expectations. Contact Pamela Doffek to schedule a time.

Schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Research

Candace Strickland is our Coordinator of Research for the College of Communication and Information. She can assist you with finding funding sponsors, preparing and submitting proposals, implementing new awards, and support in the area of contracts and grants.

Make an appointment with the Dean to talk about Evaluations and Tenure

Tenure track faculty can contact Ercelle Fishburn to set up an appointment with the Dean.

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