Welcome to Vassar College. This information is here to help acquaint you with the college, its offices, and staff. Detailed information that pertains to your work at Vassar appears in the Faculty Handbook and Vassar College Governance.
When you arrive at Vassar, please contact Ms. Melissa Naitza, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration in the Dean of the Faculty Office:
Each new faculty member must complete an “Employment Eligibility Form” [Form I-9] and present the required supporting documents prior to commencing employment.
- Permitted documents for Form I-9 (via uscis.gov)
The I9 form must be completed before the college can issue a paycheck.
Vassar ID Card
Next, obtain your Vassar College ID Card (known as the VCard) from the CIS Service Desk in the College Center. Your VCard will serve as a Library card and provide access to many college buildings. You may also deposit funds (VCash) to your card so that you can use it as a debit card in the multiple campus dining facilities, merchants off-campus and to charge purchases of personal items from the Vassar College Store.
After you have your Vassar ID card the Service Desk will set up your email address. For more information call (845) 437-7224. The Service Desk is available for campus computing information and troubleshooting.
Post Office Box and Mailbox Key
Visit the Vassar College Mail Room for the key to the mailbox that you have been assigned. The Mail Room is located on the first floor of the College Center, on the North side.
Please see the Facilities Operations website to review how to register your vehicle, as well as other information regarding parking, etc.
The Faculty Housing Office, under the auspices of the Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, can assist those who are eligible to rent or purchase faculty housing. For further information, please contact Allison O’Brien at (845) 437-7970 or by email email@example.com.
The Dean of the Faculty office serves as a hub for faculty support; however, there are also great resources and information regarding College holidays, benefits, etc on the Human Resources site.
New Faculty Orientation
Orientation for new faculty will be on August 25-26, 2021, and is required for all new full-time faculty members and highly recommended for faculty teaching half-time or more.
The website for the Learning, Teaching and Resource Center is a great location to review academic resources to strengthen teaching and understand the dedication to educational excellence that Vassar supports.
Assessment is an ongoing process that involves a clear articulation of learning outcomes and goals that embody its mission, developing tools to measure how well students are meeting those goals, and to reflect what those tools reveal in order to make improvements to our curriculum, practices, and programming that help us better fulfill our mission.
Information for All Faculty
Handbooks and Forms
- Faculty Professional Travel
- Lecture Guidelines and Forms, and funding
- Tenured and Non-Tenured Activity Reports
- Faculty Parental Leave Policy
- Dependent Care Funding Request
Policies and Procedures
Visit the Learning, Teaching, and Research Center blog site for more information, including an archive of sample Vassar syllabi. For other questions, please contact any of the following faculty members who comprise Vassar’s core faculty development team: