New Faculty Guide to Getting Started

Welcome to the UNCSA family!  As a new faculty member, the next year will be filled with new people, new experiences, and many questions. This guide is a reference to help you successfully transition into your role as UNCSA faculty.

The Office of Faculty Affairs continually strives to improve on our efforts to better serve new faculty. Email us your suggestions about how we can enhance our welcome even more next year.

Contracts & Hiring Forms

You will receive your contract via email from Kim Pauley in the Office of Faculty Affairs.  Hiring forms are managed through PeopleAdmin/TalentEd, our online employee onboarding platform.  You will receive a link via email to the required hiring forms soon after you receive your contract.  Questions should be directed to Kim Pauley (336-770-3261 or 

Banner or E-Z Arts ID Number

All employees are issued a Banner ID/E-Z Arts number.  This is your unique identification number and it will be used often (for example, to access E-Z Arts for payroll, student records, course rosters, grading, etc.) so keep it handy. 

Your Banner ID/E-Z Arts number will be emailed to you from Kim Pauley in the Office of Faculty Affairs (336-770-3261 or after your signed contract and Employee Data Sheet have been received and your background check has been completed.

E-Z Arts

E-Z Arts is a web portal you can use to view personal payroll data, student information, course rosters, and enter grades.

Access and navigation instructions will be emailed to you from Kim Pauley in the Office of Faculty Affairs (336-770-3261 or at the same time your Banner ID/E-Z Arts number is sent to you.


All employees are provided with a UNCSA email address.  Your email address and password will be emailed to you from Kim Pauley in the Office of Faculty Affairs (336-770-3261 or after your signed contract and Employee Data Sheet have been received and your background check has been completed.

Academic Calendar

 The Academic Calendar can be found here.

Campus Map

 The UNCSA Campus Map can be found here.

Sign up now for UNCSA headshot

Headshots will be offered for new faculty in early August. Additionally, in order to create your faculty profile page on the UNCSA website, we ask that you complete a faculty profile form at your earliest convenience. Questions about headshots or faculty profiles should be directed to Melissa Upton at

Office Space, Keys, Computers, Phone, Voice mail, Office Supplies

Please contact your school/division administrative office.

One Card

The One Card is the only official form of identification at UNCSA. Your One Card acts as your school ID, building access card, meal plan card and prepaid flexible spending account for campus purchases & services. It should be carried at all times and must be presented for access to campus facilities, services, campus sponsored events, and more.

Please contact your school/division administrative office to obtain a One Card. All new card holders must present a picture ID to receive their One Card.

You can upload your One Card photo so it will be ready when you arrive. If you experience any problems contact


All students, faculty and staff who park on UNC School of the Arts property must display a valid parking decal.  Read the Parking and Traffic Policy located under the Campus Police section of the website.

To obtain a parking decal, please complete the Employee Vehicle Registration Form.  Questions should be directed to Campus Police at 336-770-3321


Payday is the last working day of the month.  All employees are required to maintain enrollment in the direct deposit program.  Paychecks will be deposited on the last working day of the month. 

UNCSA offers the Banner Payroll Self Service portal via E-Z Arts to all employees. Here you can access check stubs, W-2 forms, and benefits. Faculty can find the E-Z Arts Login on Quick Links on the right-hand side of the Faculty section of the website.


UNCSA ALERT is an emergency notification system used for timely emergency notifications via email, phone, text message, UNCSA's Facebook and Twitter pages, and the UNCSA website.

Please visit the UNCSA ALERT web page for more information and to sign up.


New Faculty Orientation is August 13

New Faculty Orientation – a Provost's Office event for new Multi-Year Contract and Full-Time Adjunct Faculty on a One-Year Contract

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 1- 6 p.m. 
Teaching & Learning Center

This new faculty orientation event is the first in the New Faculty Academy, a seven-event cycle that will be spread out during the 2019-20 school year. Hosted by the Provost’s Office, the initial meeting of New Faculty Orientation is designed to help new faculty better acclimate to the start of their work at UNCSA. You’ll meet other new faculty and UNCSA administrators and staff.  

Agenda for the afternoon, from 1-5 p.m., includes a short campus tour and information sessions from key campus staff and administrators, including: 

Karin Peterson, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Karen Beres, Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs

Laurel Banks, Clinical Case Manager

Nancy Polk, Interim Director of Teaching Effectiveness

David Harrison, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel

Valerie Thelen, Director of Title IX and Chief Compliance Officer

Following the conclusion of the afternoon sessions, a new faculty member reception will be held from 5-6 p.m. on the 4th floor of the University Library and Learning Commons.

Please RSVP to Virginia Riccio at 336-770-3262 or

Benefits Enrollment is August 14

New Faculty Benefits Enrollment is a Human Resources event for Multi-Year Contract Faculty only

9-10 a.m.
UNCSA Library, 1st Floor Auditorium

New Multi-Year Contract Faculty will meet with the UNCSA Benefits Manager to discuss benefit options, and schedule an individual appointment to enroll in their selected benefits package. Attendance is imperative so that you receive your benefits on time.

New Multi-Year Contract faculty should have received their benefits information package via mail for review prior to the Benefits Enrollment session. If you have not received this information, please contact Kim Pauley at 336-770-3261 or  

Please RSVP to Andrea Clemmer in Human Resources at 336-770-1451.

Faculty Enrichment Day is August 15

Our annual Faculty Enrichment Day is usually the first day back to campus for most faculty―a day to celebrate and explore our roles as arts conservatory teachers.  This year, Faculty Enrichment Day is August 15, 2019, and it begins at 8:15 a.m. for session sign up and 8:30 a.m. for a nice breakfast, in the lowest level of Hanes Student Commons.  Following breakfast, there will be three blocks of 75-minute and 60-minute concurrent sessions and a wide array of teaching-related workshops, demonstrations, and conversations from which to choose.  “Pull-Up-a-Chair” resource tables will be available for most of the day, with Learning Resources, the Writing Center/ESL, Police & Public Safety, and the Library representatives who are eager to chat about their respective services. A full buffet lunch is scheduled for midday. All in all, a wonderful way to reflect on and prepare for teaching, reconnect and network with colleagues, and kick off the new academic year.

Please RSVP to Sarah Craven at 336-726-6961 or

Explore the UNCSA website

The following is a list of helpful areas on My SA section of the UNCSA website