This page provides information and resources relevant to instructors teaching at Yale for the first time. The following pages explore Yale policies, guidelines, and teaching culture; information about Shopping Period and recommendations for teaching during that time; policies about electronic devices in the classroom; and additional links for a variety of services available to faculty and students. Instructors are also encouraged to review our page on Resources at Yale.
Yale instructors and staff have access to NameCoach, a service that allows users to record their preferred pronunciation of their name. Once recorded, an audible icon will appear next to the name in the online directory and Canvas. Instructors can also read about student use of NameCoach. Yale welcomes new instructors to share their preferred modes of address as a way to belong in the community.