New Full-time Faculty Orientation is held the Thursday before autumn and spring semesters
each academic year. New faculty members in each semester’s cohort will receive an
email invitation to the full day event from the orientation coordinators in the weeks
prior to the start of the term. This invitation will include the agenda and location
of that term’s orientation and will be sent to your Columbus State email (see below).
A separate HR orientation will also be held in the weeks prior to the start of each
semester. This date will be communicated to you along with your initial paperwork.
In addition to the full day orientation, all new tenure track and annually contracted
faculty will be invited to attend five to six onboarding workshops throughout their
first semester as a full time faculty member. These workshops are designed to help
new faculty build connections and to foster community across the disciplines. They
focus on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning at Columbus State.
Some of the workshops offered include: Active and Collaborative Learning; Using Technology
in the Classroom; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Promotion and Tenure. These
workshops are held on Friday mornings in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CT).
Locating Cougar ID Number, Computer/Email Password, and logging in to email
Your Cougar (employee) ID number and computer systems username will be emailed to
you at the personal email address you listed on your hire forms. (You may need to
check your spam folder.) Alternatively, you can use the College's password recovery/discovery system (password.cscc.edu). For help obtaining your password please call the IT Help Desk at (614) 287-5050.
You can access college email by going to mail.cscc.edu and logging in with your username
Security Alert! The college is frequently targeted by phishing attacks, which are attempts to lure
employees into giving away their credentials to those who want to infiltrate and steal
data from our systems. These often appear legitimate by referencing systems we use
such as Blackboard or Microsoft Office. The College will NEVER ask you to submit your name and password via an emailed link nor will it threaten
to cut off your access to any system. Do not provide your information. When in doubt,
call the IT Help Desk at (614) 287-5050.