Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

New Faculty Orientation

General Administration: Things to Do upon Arrival on Campus

Building Information

The Department's offices are located in the Will C. Hogg building. The main office (4.134) hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. 

Main Office Phone: (512) 471-5811

Undergraduate Advising Office Phone: (512) 475-6027
Fax: (512) 471-4469

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Asian Studies 
120 Inner Campus Dr.
Austin, TX 78712-1086

Internal Campus Mail Code


  • CLIPS and Canvas - Online tools for managing classes.
  • Uploading Syllabi and CVs (House Bill 2504) - The State of Texas requires that all faculty upload their CV and syllabi each semester before the 12th class day. They must comply with these specific State guidelines. Upload them here. Please contact the department Course Scheduler with questions. 

IT Support

  • Desktop Support -, 471-5000
  • Classroom Support - 232-5400 (CLA), 471-9666 (other Liberal Arts buildings)
  • General IT Support - 475-9400

Health and Safety

Staff Contacts

  • Faith Hanley - Manager. , 512-475-6025, WCH 4.134BOffice management, human resources, department budget and finance, staff supervision.
  • Shelby Oxenford - Graduate Coordinator., 512-475-6027, WCH 4.128. Graduate program and student matters.
  • Nikola Rajic - Associate Academic Advisor. nrt@austin.utexas.edu512-475-6011, WCH 4.116. Undergraduate program and student matters.
  • Courtney Trammell - Administrative Associate. courtney.trammell@austin.utexas.edu512-475-6030, WCH 4.126. Accounting, travel, and textbook coordination. 
  • Front Desk -  512-471-5811, WCH 4.134. Events, catering, office supplies, faculty desk copies, and website updates. 
  • Kelcie Tisher - Staff, Course Management Services,,  512-232-6212, GEB 4.320. Course scheduling.  

General Office Procedures

  • Mail - The Asian Studies Department main office and mail room are open during regular business hours; after hours, they can be accessed with a key. Mailing within the UT Austin campus is free, and the Department will pay for business mail to outside the University as long as the Departmental address is used as the return address.
  • Copying/Printing/Faxing - The Department has  machines for faculty, staff, and graduate students to use for official business matters.
  • Telephone - To call a campus number, dial only the last 5 digits (eg 1-5811); to call locally outside the University, dial 9+area code+number; to make a long-distance domestic call, dial 9+area code+number; to call a toll-free number, dial 9, then the number (excluding the 1); to make an international call, dial 88+six-digit authorization code+*+011+number.
  • Room Reservations - Please contact front desk
  • Supplies - To order office supplies, please see front desk. For equipment, please see Courtney Trammell. 
  • Letterhead - Please see the front desk. 
  • Kitchen - For use by all Asian Studies faculty, staff and graduate students. 
  • Custodial Service - Offices are cleaned once a month. To have trash removed for the next business day, please set bins in the hall outside offices. The monthly office cleaning schedule is posted on the Custodial Services website
  • Accounting and Travel - Please see Courtney Trammell. 
  • Visas - Please see Faith Hanley if your visa needs to be renewed.
  • Clerical assistance - For class- and research-related matters, faculty should ask either their TA or may speak with the front desk worker for assistance. For any other related queries, please speak with Faith Hanley.