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New Faculty Orientation is for faculty who have joined Texas A&M University sometime during the previous academic year.

This orientation is designed to both help jumpstart your career at Texas A&M and provide an overview of the university and its culture. As a participant, you will be able to explore the resources, expectations and development opportunities Texas A&M has for you as a faculty member. There are also ample opportunities to network with fellow new faculty, as well as academic leaders across the university.

Preparing for New Faculty Orientation


Your Universal Identification Number (UIN) is used instead of your social security number on official forms and documents.

Staff and faculty receive their UIN through their hiring department when the employee record is created in Budget/Payroll/Personnel (BPP). The UIN is used to claim a NetID for staff and faculty, along with being the username for the System's SSO/HRConnect sites.

Your UIN will also appear on your Aggie Card, the official ID of Texas A&M University.

To obtain an Aggie Card, your supervisor or HR Liaison must submit the Aggie Card Request Form on your behalf prior to you submitting your photo online. You will not be able to submit a photo until this has been completed. The full details for your supervisor or HR Liason can be found on the MyAggieCard website. Once you are ready to submit a photo, visit the MyAggieCard website and open the Faculty/Staff/Retirees tab of the Online Photo Submission section.

NET ID/ Email

Your NetID is an electronic identifier used for various university resources.

To activate your NetID, you must have a token or your UIN. Once you have one, go to Aggie Account Gateway and select “Claim NetID" to get started.

Helpful Links for New Faculty

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Preparing for Class

The Office for Academic Innovation offers free, hands-on training throughout the year. The Office for Academic Innovation provides numerous How-To guides for utilizing Canvas, our new learning management system.

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  • Introductory Compass Navigation training is required of all Compass account holders and is a prerequisite for other Compass training courses.

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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants students above the high school level the right to inspect and review their education records. FERPA also protects the privacy of students, requiring written consent to release any information from a student’s education record.

Under certain conditions, records can be disclosed without consent. These are listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s Guide to FERPA.

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (HROE) serves the University's faculty members and staff employees regarding human resources matters such as: