Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Administrative Info

These helpful tips for new faculty getting started at Purdue University Fort Wayne are listed roughly in the order that you might need them. For employment policies and procedures please see the Purdue Faculty/Staff Handbook online.

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Getting Your Login

Your login is the key that unlocks access to an array of resources, from your course management account in Blackboard Learn to classroom technologies to the Indiana University library, one of the finest library collections in the world, via the Helmke Library. Your department should have completed the necessary forms before you arrived. Contact your departmental secretary if you have not received your login. Contact Jan Nichols in ITS User Technology Support, (260) 481-6032, for new faculty accounts.

Computing Consultants with the ITS User Technology Support group can help you get started or answer your questions. To schedule an appointment with an Academic Computing Consultant contact the ITS Help Desk at (260) 481-6030.

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Getting a University ID Card (Mastodon)

Bring your valid drivers license (or similar photo identification) and your Purdue Fort Wayne network ID (your username) to the Walb Union customer service desk to have your new Mastodon Card issued. Your picture will be taken and a new card issued on the spot.

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Getting a Parking Permit

An “A” parking permit will give you the most choices for parking. The fee can be deducted from your salary on a pre-tax basis. Take your university ID and your driver’s license to Police and Public Safety and apply for the permit. You will be given the permit to hang from the front view mirror in your vehicle. You must renew the permit every August.

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Maps with Parking Lots Indicated

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Academic Calendar

Shows late registration deadlines, last day for drop-add, last day for full refund, recesses and holidays.

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Instructional Technologies

  • Go to the Classroom Computers page on the IT Services web site to find out what kind of technology is installed in your assigned classroom.
  • All course sections for a given semester are automatically loaded into Blackboard Learn prior to the beginning of classes. You can access Blackboard tutorials from within Blackboard from your My Blackboard page. For assistance with Blackboard Learn, contact the IT Services Help Desk at (260) 481-6030. You may also contact any of the User Technology Support consultants: Scott Vitz at (260) 481-6198, Han Fei at (260) 481-6197, or Kathie Surface at (260) 481-6392.
  • Web space - to obtain an account on the “users” server, complete a “Computer Account Modification” form. Check “Web space” in the "Add Resources" section. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. A web page creation tool is supplied with your space.
  • Download Instructions for posting your grades using OASIS(Word) via the portal. OASIS allows faculty to view class lists, view students’ addresses and phone numbers, view class schedules for the term, authorize/ permit students into their courses, and submit final course grades.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Final Exams

Be able to answer students' questions about Grades, Final Exam Schedules, other classes they might take by consulting the Registrar's FAQs.


Active Lecturing: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Location: LB 440A, Led by Katie Jia, CELT, Associate Director, Click here to register

D2L Snapshot: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:30 am-11:45 am, Location: IdeaSpace (LB137), Led by Amit Chauhan, CELT Instructional Technology Consultant, Click here to register

Is Your Syllabus a Contract?: Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Location: LB 440A, Led by Kent Kauffman, J.D., Associate Professor of Business Law and CELT Teaching Fellow. Click here to register




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