This is a helpful checklist...

  • Explain the availability of funds for relocation and how to be reimbursed for relocation expenses.
  • Establish a department contact person to supply information on relocation.
  • Provide a packet of information on Realtors, schools, neighborhoods, utility companies, daycare facilities available on campus or in the area, places of worship, community organizations, and athletic facilities.
  • Offer web site addresses (URLs) for Realtors and the local newspaper.
  • Provide the newcomer with a subscription to the Sunday edition of the local paper for the three months preceding his or her move.
  • Explain what the institution and department can provide in terms of assistance for spouse or domestic partner employment.
  • Be specific about institutional benefits including provisions for domestic partners.
  • Make clear under what conditions the tenure clock can be stopped.
  • Provide information on special interest or religious organizations on and off campus.
  • Include information on campus and community accessibility for faculty or their family members with a disability.

Bensimon, E. M., Ward, K., & Sanders, K. (2000). The Department Chair’s Role in Developing New Faculty into Teachers and Scholars. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co.

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