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
G9300

Courses/Teaching

  • 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 Victor Martinez with questions. 

IT Support

  • Desktop Support - ats-help@utexas.edu, 471-5000
  • Classroom Support - 232-5400 (CLA), 471-9666 (other Liberal Arts buildings)
  • General IT Support - 475-9400

Health and Safety

Staff Contacts

  • Jennifer Tipton - Manager. jentip@austin.utexas.edu, 512-475-6025, WCH 4.134BOffice management, human resources, department budget and finance, staff supervision.
  • Abigail "Abby" Black - Graduate Coordinator. Black@austin.utexas.edu, 512-475-6011, WCH 4.128. Graduate program and student matters.
  • Joni M Carpenter - Undergraduate Academic Advisor. joni.carpenter@austin.utexas.edu512-475-6027, WCH 4.116. Undergraduate program and student matters.
  • Jeannie Cortez - Accountant. jeannie.cortez@austin.utexas.edu512-475-6030, WCH 4.126. Accounting, travel, and textbook coordination. 
  • Charlotte Giles - Administrative Assistant. charlotte.giles@utexas.edu512-471-5811, WCH 4.134. Events, catering, and website updates. 
  • Victor E Martinez Associate Coordinator, Course Management Services, vemartinez@austin.utexas.edu512-471-7207, GEB 4.304. Course scheduling.  
  • Yalimar Pagan - Front Desk Administrative Assistant. yalimar.pagan@gmail.com, 512-471-5811, WCH 4.134. Office supplies, faculty desk copies, and events. 
  • Mars Quinones - Student Associate. 512-471-5811, WCH 4.134. Everything else. 

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 jentip@austin.utexas.edu or charlotte.giles@utexas.edu, or use the request form for the Glickman Center.
  • Supplies - To order office supplies, please see Yalimar Pagan. For equipment, please see Jeannie Cortez. 
  • 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 Jeannie Cortez. 
  • Visas - Please see Jennifer Tipton 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 Jennifer Tipton.