Faculty and Staff Resources

Good support for our faculty and staff runs alongside supporting our students. We will continue to develop our resource pages and appreciate your feedback in what additions would be helpful.

Last updated: March 20, 2024

Submit the academic forms that need a Dean's signature:

Staff/Faculty Forms and Resources

Listing of University System Forms available under UM Forms.

Dean's Office Contact

Cynthia Beard

SHSS Internal Directory
Chair Resources

Box Folder for Chairs - Sign into Box and the folder will be available to department chairs.

Administrative Resources

Outlook Calendar

Dean's Office Contact

Alicen Lundberg

Send Information

Use this button to submit the happenings and news you would like to be known beyond the department. This can be events, faculty achievement news, information about an important deadline, or a story idea to highlight one of your students, faculty, alumni, and/or community partners.

Dean's Office Contact

Alicen Lundberg

Student Concerns

Student Forms and Resources aimed for students' use are available under Current Students.

Faculty & Staff Guide to Supporting Mental Health [pdf]

Related Systems

Student Records Access Request Form
Pathway Help for Faculty/Staff

Grade Change Instructions [pdf]
Registrar's Resources for Faculty and Staff

Dean's Office Contact

Christen Melvin, HR Business Partner

Hannah Hohenstein-Flack (full-time hiring), Cynthia Beard (part-time hiring)

HR Service Center: Forms
All Academic Hiring Procedures and Resources

Academic Hiring - Faculty Affairs website

Full-Time Academic Hiring Procedures and Resources

Linked below is a version of the full-time faculty hiring checklist for tenured, tenure-track, and ranked positions specific to SHSS; the parent version is linked from the Tenure Track Faculty Titles page of the Academic Hiring website.

Part-Time Hiring Forms and Resources

Email Christen Melvin with the request to work out next steps.

Student Hiring Forms and Resources

For graduate assistants, there is a process each semester/academic year that will be communicated from the Dean's Office. See School of Graduate Studies website for form for appointments greater than 0.5 FTE.

For work study and undergraduate students: See Career Services. Other systems you might have/need access to:

  • Handshake - through Career Services (Goldie Gildehaus)
  • Work-study Management System - through Financial Aid Office (Mark Jeffries)
Supplemental Hiring Paperwork

Verification of HLC Credentials
FERPA Training Instructions

Leave of Absence - add more to procedures/description

Leave of Absence Form UM-108 [pdf] - research/sabbatical

Current Employee Forms and Resources

Flex Schedule Request Form [pdf]

Telework Request Form [Cherwell portal]

Overtime Approval Request [pdf]

Benefits Information and Forms

Email Christen Melvin to initiate conversations about extra compensation or salary increase form.

Dean's Office Contact

Beth Vonnahme and Cynthia Beard


UMKC Travel Authorization Request

Fund Requests

Bernardin Haskell Lecture Fund Request Form [pdf]
SHSS Faculty Funding Request [pdf]


Honorarium Agreement [pdf]


Great Hall Reservations (Scofield 109) [pdf]
Insurance Equipment Checkout Form [pdf] – Used with University equipment taken off campus

Dean's Office Contacts

Alex Holsinger (for faculty)
Beth Vonnahme (for staff)

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty (including Chairs): myVita
Ranked Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Full-Time): myVita
Unranked Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Evaluation Form
Staff Evaluations: ePerformance in myHR
Course Evaluations: QEval

Dean's Office Contacts

Alex Holsinger

Kasey Kudos

Send recognition to your colleagues.

Dean's Office Contact

Alicen Lundberg

Curriculum Development

Course Load Reduction Request [pdf]

Department Administrators

These are updated right before the start of each semester. If needed, request change of contact for schedulers or catalog editors by emailing Alicen Lundberg.


CourseLeaf Scheduling Software (CLSS)