Welcome New Faculty!

 Welcome to Columbus State University!

In an effort to get you all of the information that you need as you start at Columbus State, we are providing one location that has the various information, dates, events, and campus information. 


Greetings from Human Resources!

We are delighted that you are joining the Columbus State University community and would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to several key people at the institution, as well as orient you about human resources services provided to employees.

New Hire Faculty Orientation Thursday, August 9th   9:00AM - 2:30PM

Cunningham Center: Blanchard Hall Room C 

Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Your professional headshot will be taken during this orientation, so please plan accordingly for an official CSU headshot. Also, we would like to know your polo shirt size for a special gift to be given that day. 

The following week, August 13th - 17th includes several important events such as our Fall Faculty and University Meetings, and President’s Welcome and Kick-off Luncheon.  Here is a campus map and a brief outline of the major events during the Welcome Week for your convenience. Please see information from Dr. Hrach below.

We invite you to view an online CSU Faculty Introduction that addresses important aspects of faculty life at CSU. The Introduction is located inside our learning management system, which you can access from the CougarView link on the top right hand side of the Columbus State homepage. Use your OneCSU login to enter CougarView and look up CSU Faculty Introduction under your list of courses. The Introduction covers information related to teaching, research, employment benefits, and community information for newcomers to Columbus. We hope you find it helpful.  If you have any log-in issues, please contact the Center of Online Learning at 706-507-8699.

If you have any questions regarding your New Hire Orientation, please contact Annette Brown, Acting Director of Human Resources, at 706-507-8920 or by e-mail at brown_annette@columbusstate.edu.

 Please confirm your attendance and indicate a shirt size (men and women’s shirts are available) by registering at the bottom of the page.


Greetings from Dr. Susan Hrach, Director of the Faculty Center!

“Discover CSU,” our new faculty orientation, will take place at the main campus Schwob Library from 10AM-2:30PM on Friday, August 10. Wear comfortable clothing, as you’ll be walking through RiverPark and main campus to find great resources and opportunities. After a light lunch, you’ll be introduced to the New Faculty Seminar Series calendar of events, and to the full slate of activities during Welcome Week. Bonus activity: finding your class rosters online at MyCSU.

RSVP: https://columbusstate.libcal.com/event/4304097

The Creativity & Innovation Forum will take place on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15. A conference-style faculty/staff development event, the Forum includes a wide range of topics and formats on themes including student engagement, equity, and sustainability. Don’t miss an introduction to our learning management system, “Hit’n the Highlights: An Overview of CougarVIEW,” and our keynote speaker, Eddie Watson from AAC&U, on “Teaching and Learning: Myths, Evidence, and Clear Paths Forward.”

RSVP:  https://csucreativityinnovationforu.sched.com/


Greetings from the Office of the President!

Please mark your calendar for the New Faculty Welcome Dinner hosted by Dr. Chris Markwood on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30PM with the reception beginning at the Bo Bartlett Center on the RiverPark Campus. You will receive a printed invitation in the mail as well. You and a guest are invited to attend this business casual dinner with wonderful food, and a great opportunity to meet your new fellow faculty, department chairs, Deans and the Executive Leadership Team.  Please RSVP below no later than August 6th.  If you need childcare recommendations or have questions, please contact Jennifer.Joyner@ColumbusState.edu or call (706) 507-8956.



Things To Do!

1.  RSVP for Human Resources Orientation, August 9th

2.  RSVP for “Discover CSU”  on August 10th and other workshops during the Welcome Week.

3.  RSVP for the President’s New Faculty Dinner, August 15th

4.  Indicate polo shirt size.

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Thursday August 9
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Cunningham Center: Blanchard Hall Room C
Wednesday August 15
6:30 PM
Bo Bartlett Center on the RiverPark Campus
Event registration summary
New Faculty HR Orientation:
New Faculty Welcome Dinner:

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