New Faculty Resources
An employee’s KSU NetID is one of the most important activations on campus. The NetID allows you to log into your Zimbra e-mail, Owl Express, and many other systems. This is the first step you want to take once you have been onboarded by Human Resources. The link to the KSU NetID Login and Activation screen is: https://netid.kennesaw.edu/itim/self/Login/Logon.do
HR Self-Service/ADP Portal
Self Service provides KSU employees with personal access to job and benefits related information including the ability to:
- Report and approve time and leave information (Time)
- View and print paycheck information since 08/15/2009 (Money)
- Update Federal tax withholding (Money)
- Update direct deposit information (Money)
- Maintain current address, email or phone numbers (Myself)
- View benefits enrollments (Benefits)
- View dependent data (Benefits)
- Initiate changes regarding marital status or dependent status (Benefits)
For more information on HR Self-Service/ADP Portal, please visit the following link: http://hr.kennesaw.edu/
BannerIn order to access Banner related information, an approved Buckley Form must be on file in the Registrar’s Office and employees must complete FERPA training. The Buckley Form and FERPA training information can be found at the following Registrar’s Office link: http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/faculty-resources.php
Access to Owl Express
Faculty and administrators who require access to view student information using Owl Express are required to complete FERPA training and have a completed Buckley form on file with the Registrar’s Office. Additionally, administrators and advisors requiring access to Owl Express are required to complete the third page of the Buckley form. Please visit the following link: http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/faculty-resources.php
Faculty with a Buckley form on file in the Registrar’s Office will have access to the class roster through the Faculty tab in Owl Express. If the Faculty tab is not available, the faculty member must submit a completed Buckley form to the Office of the Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FERPA for Faculty and Staff
FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) allows students to place a Restriction on their Directory Information. This Restriction prevents the disclosure of any information on this student including the fact that they are in fact a student at KSU. However, the law has recently been modified to clarify that a student may not choose to be anonymous within the classroom setting, whether in a traditional or distance learning class, by placing a Restriction on their records. Disclosure of personally identifiable information, such as the student’s name and email address, as required by the instructors and classroom setting for purposes of conducting the class and class activities is permissible under FERPA.
Maintaining confidentiality of student records is everyone's responsibility at KSU. Why? It's federal law. University employees who have access or have requested access to systems that contain student record information will be required to review this tutorial before access is permitted. Employees may be asked periodically to review and acknowledge their understanding of this information to remain current with federal regulations.
FERPA training information can be found at the following Registrar’s Office link: http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/faculty-resources.php
D2L BrightspaceKSU D2L Brightspace is the learning management system used by faculty to deliver instructional materials to their students. For more information, please visit the following link: https://kennesaw.view.usg.edu/
The Faculty & Staff Email Collaboration Solution, powered by Zimbra, provides Kennesaw State University Faculty and Staff with a robust communication and collaboration tool, already deployed by more than 500 academic institutions today.
This is a full-feature messaging and collaboration application offering reliable, high performance email, address book, and shared calendaring capability. Other benefits include:
- A rich interactive, web-based interface that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
- A large storage space capable of holding hundreds of thousands of email pages.
Powerful search tools that can quickly scan a user's email and pull up relevant content.
- Ability to 'drag and drop' messages into new folders or the trash
- Group scheduling which recognizes and acts on certain text in messages. For instance, hovering over the word "tomorrow" in an email message brings up a list of all appointments on the next day's calendar. Hovering over dates does the same.
- Support for mobile smart devices such as iPhone, Blackberry and Palm.
- Integration with Microsoft Outlook and Mac OS X applications such as iCal.
University Information Technology Services (UITS) is dedicated to offering great support to all faculty and staff. Extensive support resources include an instruction booklet, training workshops, online training, and the service desk support center.
For more information regarding the Faculty & Staff Email Collaboration Suite, please visit the following link: http://uits.kennesaw.edu/zimbra/
To access the Zimbra login screen, please go to: https://email.kennesaw.edu
Card Services Center/Parking CredentialsThe Card Services Center is an important resource center for all students, faculty and staff, and works closely with other KSU administrative departments to manage and facilitate a multitude of services. From issuing campus ID cards to managing the KSU carpool programs, Card Services is essentially the gateway to campus life. Card Services is also responsible for issuing parking credentials. For more information, please visit the following link: http://cardservices.kennesawstateauxiliary.com/
Digital Measures has two modules: Course Response, which is the online student-evaluation of teaching tool, whose implementation is overseen by Tom Pusateri, and Activity Insight, which is the faculty data-management system used for annual reviews, portfolios, and other reports, whose implementation is overseen by Meghan Burke. Both parts are accessed using the NetID. New faculty may not have active accounts until a few weeks into the semester, when the data for the current semester of teaching and data for new faculty are uploaded. Chairs can pull both teaching evaluation reports as well as many faculty data reports on faculty who report to them.
No training is needed, new faculty can log in as soon as they have an account, which may not be until a week or two into the semester. All the documentation is at http://digitalmeasures.kennesaw.edu.
There are instructions under the Activity Insight menu on how to enter activities, create annual review documents, and create and review portfolios.
There are instructions under the Course Response menu about how to view the student rating forms, track response rates, and create reports for faculty and chairs to see responses.