The Faculty Development Center (FDC) provides support for CSUDH faculty within the Division of Academic Affairs. Serving the university community for over 14 years, FDC sustains services and resources to support faculty in developing and enhancing pedagogical knowledge and skills that foster students' success. In so doing, FDC promotes reflective practice in teaching and provide a meeting place for university faculty in a learning community environment.
FDC is built upon the hard work of many faculty spanning the 40 years of CSUDH history, taking many forms over the years. Within the past few years, Faculty Associates have developed a multi-service center with instructional and technical resources. The major services provided by FDC are: New Faculty Success Program, Faculty Mentoring Program, Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, Syllabus Construction, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Development Training, Faculty Travel Grants for Research, Technology Workshops, and Technology Support for Individual Faculty. Feedback on center operations is provided by the faculty who use FDC services and the Faculty Advisory Committee who provides advice and guidance.
The mission of the Faculty Development Center is to support the University’s mission of success in education through a student’s contact with faculty members who effectively combine teaching, scholarship, and service and to help create a campus culture that values and supports excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
Faculty development at CSUDH includes support, resources and services that enable faculty to achieve excellence, integration, and satisfaction in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service across their career lifespan.
Annual: New Faculty Orientation Program Fall term (workshop series), Department Chair, and RTP workshops (faculty and reviewers), Blackboard orientation and open lab
Per Term: Selective activities responding to campus strategic goals, faculty needs or interests and higher education research/ discussion, for example:
Development instruction-effective teaching strategies, peer mentoring and lessons learned
Building of “library course” holding course materials and activities