Welcome to the UAB Division of Student Affairs family!

Welcome to UAB! Onboarding new employees in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham occurs over a year. The phases are as follows:

 

Onboarding Phases

  • Preparation: Before the first day
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  • Acclimation: 1-30 days
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  • Belonging: 30-90 days
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  • Performance: 90-365 days

 

RS24164 2018 Homcoming Parade 36 scrThe Division of Student Affairs Onboarding Experience is designed to make your transition positive and successful. We’re committed to supporting an environment that allows all Student Affairs staff members to get acclimated, enjoy their work, and perform at their best.

“Here at UAB, our goal is to be leaders in creating transformational experiences for our students. Our strategic plan lays out our four-year roadmap to becoming a 21st Century model.” – Dr. John Jones, VPSA.

If you have questions, your supervisor is a great resource. If they cannot help you, please reach out to Brandon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Onboarding Checklist 

  • Getting ready!

    Before the first day

    Welcome from Vice President of Student Affairs

    Learn more about Dr.Jones.

    Before you start

    Please review the task below to get a head start on the actions required for your onboarding. As a new hire, you can do a few things before you start in the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Your First Day & Beyond!

    Day 1 to Day 30

    • Attend Discover UAB: New Employee Orientation
    • Attend Department Orientation
    • Complete “Discover the UAB Division of Student Affairs” Online Experience Department Modules
    • Go to lunch with department staff
    • Discussion task, outline responsibilities, work hours/punctuality, time off & leave of absence and UAB designated holidays, attire, and assigned SMART short-term goals with supervisor
    • Complete the required training on LMS by the end of the next week.
    • Register for the DoSA Reality Experience (once a quarter) – Walking tour
    • Register to Attend a Lunch & Learn
    • Please contact Jeremy Wass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to complete the DiSC Assessment.
    • Review the UAB Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program.
    • Review the Employee Travel Information.
    • Schedule a 1-on-1 with Dr. Jones, VPSA, by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • Explore the Student Affairs website.
    • Review the organizational chart for the Division of Student Affairs.
    • Check out the UAB Student Affairs Annual Report
    • Complete the Cultural Awareness Building Blocks: Part 1 (Video) (Log in with BlazerID and password)
  • Belonging

    Settling in!

    Day 30 to Day 90

  • Performance

    Blazing toward a successful future!

    Day 90 to Day 365

    Enjoy your time here!

    Resources & Events

    Bookmark this page for quick access to employee resources and events to assist you in your career. The links below will be useful throughout your time in the Division of Student Affairs at UAB.

    Plan to attend Signature Events

    Additional Resources

    FOR DIRECTORS

    • Oracle Training (BUDGET)
    • Division of Student Affairs Directory
    • Assessment & Planning
    • Marketing & Communication

    The Division of Student Affairs Reality Experience

    A day experience designed to introduce new staff to each other and to experience the Division of Student Affairs as a whole. Topics include history and culture of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, current strategic initiatives, the scope of services offered, networking opportunities, and a tour of hotspots.

    The Division of Student Affairs Reality Experience will be:

    Dates of Walking Tours
    Monday, October 12, 2020 Monday, January 11, 2020 Monday, April 12, 2021 Monday, July 12, 2021
    9:30 a.m - 11 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Hill Student Center 201 Hill Student Center 201 Hill Student Center 201 Hill Student Center 201