Welcome to the 2020 New Faculty Orientation!

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Dear New Faculty Member:

Welcome to the University of North Alabama and congratulations on your recent appointment!

The Office of Academic Affairs and Provost is pleased to host New Faculty Orientation to welcome you to the UNA community. To ensure your successful transition, we invite you to an online academic orientation on the following dates.

Navigating UNA: Zoom Orientation for all New Faculty (blend of synchronous Zoom sessions and asynchronous posters and information)

Day 1: Wednesday, August 12 - Academic Orientation 
Click here ZOOM Link

Day 2: Thursday, August 13 - Technology Orientation
Click here ZOOM Link


As you get started, a New Faculty Checklist is provided below for your convenience.

UNA Essentials:

1. Register for New Faculty Orientation

Orientation takes place annually in August one week prior to the start of classes. As you begin this new chapter in your career, we invite you to register for the event by August 05th. We will send the full agenda with remote access links to all registered participants by August 6th.    

2. Schedule Directory Pictures 

Please schedule an appointment at www.una.edu/photo-scheduler.   

3. Obtain UNA Mane Card

To obtain your Mane Card, stop by the Mane Card office located in the Wendell Gunn Commons building. You must bring a photo ID (such as a driver's license) to receive your card. You can also submit your photo online and email to Manecard@una.edu. 

4. Obtain Parking Permit

To request a parking permit visit Transportation Services website to follow step by step or watch video or click on New Registrant.     

5.  Computer Access – UNAPortal

Once your paperwork is processed, log in to UNAPortal at http://unaportal.una.edu and click on the email icon. Your login to UNAPortal is only your username (not your full email address). Your username should be your first initial followed by your full last name. Your username is automatically created by the system. Your original password will be RoarLions!mmddyyyy where mmddyyyy = your eight digit birthday (you will want to change this as soon as possible). 

6.  Meet with Department Chair 

Check with your department office to see if there is important information and/or documents waiting for you. You should contact your chair or department representative for copies of the syllabi of record for each course you are assigned to teach.  

Ask your department chair or department administrative assistant about computer equipment and keys for your use.

7.  Review the Faculty Resources webpage which was created with critical policy documents from a variety of campus resources including the Faculty Handbook to provide faculty members with a concise view of important information.

8.  Use the online campus map to familiarize yourself with the locations of your office, classes, and the most convenient parking lots.

We will offer continued opportunities throughout the academic year for you to meet University leadership and colleagues to discuss issues and topics related to teaching, scholarship, and service.

Do not hesitate to call (256) 765-4706 or email me jsborah@una.edu with any questions you have. We are certainly looking forward to meeting you!

Roar Lions!!


Joy Borah, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs   


New Faculty 2020-2021