In order for your first paycheck to arrive on time (September 30), several forms must be processed. (Please note that your first paycheck will be for only half a month, as will your last paycheck on June 30.)

As soon as you arrive on campus, please visit our SOMD Accounting Office (Music 219F). Jim Klenke will assist you with completing all the necessary payroll paperwork.

For details about which items you will need in order to complete your payroll paperwork, please see Payroll Information. We strongly recommend that you complete your payroll paperwork before WOW. If your payroll paperwork is not completed before September 19th, your first paycheck may be delayed.

Orientation and Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: All new GEs are required to attend the GE Mandatory Training on September 24 (details below). You will need your student ID card to sign in and be paid for attending this training. We strongly encourage you to order your student ID card ahead of time. Instructions can be found here.

 SPEAK Test (REQUIRED for International GEs)

Friday, September 20, 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM

Yamada Language Center

More info

Every non-native speaker of English who accepts a GE for a teaching-related position must submit to a test of his/her English-speaking ability. Individuals who score below the minimum scores as noted will be required to attend language support classes and may be subject to limitations on the kinds of activities they may carry out as GEs.

Please contact Trish Pashby at for registration information.

SOMD Academic Year Kick-off Meeting
(GEs are invited to attend)

Tuesday, September 24

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Continental breakfast starts at 8:30 AM)

Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 190

GE Mandatory Training (REQUIRED for all new GEs)

Tuesday, September 24

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Straub Hall

New GE Day of Teaching Training (Recommended)

Wednesday, September 25

More info

9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Teaching as the Sole Instructor

1:00 PM-5:00 PM – Leading Discussion Sessions

 New and Returning Music GE Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 163

This meeting is strongly recommended for all music GEs. We will address department-specific procedures, including details about workload agreements, sick leave, and use of classroom and building facilities.

For area-specific GE meetings, please contact the area head.

We look forward to meeting you soon.  Your contract begins September 16 and you must be available for meetings that your GE area head may schedule on or after that date.  For more information, please check with your GE area head.


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