GETTING ORIENTED

We hope to answer a number of "frequently asked questions" in this manual, but inevitably there are more. The first person to go to with almost any question is the chair of your department. If s/he doesn't know the answer, s/he'll most likely know the person to ask next. The Chair should act as a kind of "cruise director" during your first weeks in Galesburg. (See Appendix E for "suggestions to department chairs for the orientation of new faculty.") Another ready source of help is the coordinator of the Faculty Development Program, who will meet with new faculty a number of times during the first year, and will help you establish connections with others.

Don't hesitate to ask even the most simple questions. The more you ask in the beginning, the sooner you'll feel "at home."