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Faculty Readiness and Orientation

Welcome to teaching at Davenport University!

This page contains information on accessing faculty teaching resources via EmpowerU (DU login required) as well as orientation and faculty readiness resources available with no login required.

"I don't have my Davenport login credentials yet."

If you do not yet have your Davenport University faculty login credentials, we have a series of short Faculty Readiness videos, Reference Documents, and links to key pieces of information about DU and our students available below.  Adjunct faculty will receive your login credentials once you are assigned a class to teach.

Overview and Tutorial Videos

Reference Documents 

Understanding Davenport and Our Students (online resources)

  • Academic Calendar
  • All academic policies, including withdrawals, plagiarism/academic integrity, incompletes etc. are detailed in the Academic Course Catalog

"I have my DU login credentials."

Faculty Connection

The Faculty Connection is your portal to access essential academic tools.  To access, login to the main Davenport website / and login with your username and password.  Then, select "My connections" at the top right.  The Faculty Connection contains links to the attendance policy, final grade entry, and course roster.  The reference documents below provide additional information about where to find key online resources, first day of class activities, and helping students succeed.

From the Faculty Connection, visit Empower U Davenport's HR portal that contains Develop U (learning management system)(link also available from Faculty Connection).   Our handy guide to Teaching Resources on Empower U will help you access: 

  • Free subscriptions to the Teaching Professor, Academic Leader and Online Classroom
  • Online, self-paced courses on Assessment, Engaging Students, Managing Discussion, Supporting Military Students, and Interactive Lecture
  • Plus much more!
  • Need help?  Contact OPE at

Employee Handbook

The employee handbook overviews important policies and procedures impacting faculty including email usage, office hours, tuition remission and retirement contribution opportunities.  DU Employee Handbook: Policies for Academic Faculty (Adjunct and Full Time) 

Student Evaluations of Teaching at DU

At Davenport, all faculty receive feedback via Student Evaluations of Teaching known as SET scores. To review your SET scores and feedback from students visit the link to Course Evaluations on the Faculty Connection. Faculty should all receive an email when SET feedback is available.   Want to improve specific areas on your SET score?  Visit Teaching Resources on EmpowerU for a detailed table mapping online teaching resources to SET questions.