Areas of Programming

Pedagogy, Online Teaching, and Faculty Support Programming

Technology Programming

Blackboard Support

Research Productivity Programming

Writing Across the Curriculum Workshops




Scholarly Writing Retreat 
Tuesday through Thursday, January 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2017, 9:00AM-3:00PM

Invest time at the beginning of the year to get your scholarly writing projects up and running. Join us for the Scholarly Writing Retreat, where you will find a supportive environment to help foster writing productivity in a collegial environment. Refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Space is limited, so reserve your space ASAP.



Programming is organized by topic area.


Pedagogy, Online Teaching, and Faculty Support Programming

Add Pizzazz to your Fall Online Class [THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLINE!!!]\

Start your semester out right with learning tools to engage students in your online/hybrid courses! This workshop will take place ONLINE in a synchronous two-hour session. Participants need a computer with an internet connection and web-camera and microphone (preferred, but not necessary).
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   •   10am-12:00pm     •   ONLINE via Zoom

New Faculty Orientation
This session welcomes new faculty to the CSUDH family. Orientation includes an overview of CSUDH, an introduction to our students, tips for effective teaching, and other topics vital to new faculty.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016   •   9am-6:00pm   •   LIB 5th Floor (south wing)

Faculty Success Program
This program is designed to provide tools, resources, and support for recently hired tenure-track faculty to perform effectively as an academic scholars and to get to know other new faculty. Meetings occur on alternating Fridays throughout the fall semester.
8/26; 9/9; 9/23; 10/7; 10/21; 11/4; 11/18; 12/2 •   10am-noon • FDC (LIB 1940)

Assignment Redesign using “Transparency” Principles
Participants in this session will apply the principles of Transparency in assignment development and design. Participants will leave this session with an assignment and assessment strategy.
Tues., August 30th, 2016 • 3:45pm-5pm • FDC (LIB 1940)     OR
Wed., August 31st, 2016 • 10:30am-11:45am • FDC (LIB 1940)

Faculty Learning Community: Effective Online Teaching
Join a group of faculty dedicated to developing quality online/hybrid courses in this faculty learning community. This group will meet 5-6 times during fall semester to discuss best practices for teaching online/hybrid courses and develop course enhancements to a current or future course.
To participate in the group, email
kpaxton@csudh.edu by August 31st. Spaces are limited!

Brown Bag--Increase Student Engagement through Service Learning
This session will provide important information on how to infuse the high-impact practice of
service learning into your courses. This session is part of the FDC SERIES “Staying HIP.”
POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD • 12:00pm-1:00pm • FDC (LIB 1940) 

Grading Made Easier
This session will provide useful information on grading writing assignments more effectively during this end of the semester crunch.
Tues., October 11th, 2016   •   3:30pm-4:30pm •   Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940) OR
Wed., October 12th, 2016  
•   10:30am-11:30am •   Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

e-Academy: Best Practices for Online Teaching [THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLINE!!!]
The academy is a faculty peer-to-peer sharing of research-based teaching strategies and course design for effective online and hybrid courses. The presentation of this workshop will be ONLINE, with two synchronous meetings and completing of online modules between meetings. Participants should participate in both synchronous online meetings via computer.
Online workshop begins Mon., Sept. 12th, 2016 (first sync session) and endsFri., Sept. 23rd, 2016 (last sync session)

SPECIAL EVENT: Quality Matters: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Certified Quality Matters trainers will present a one-day workshop for CSUDH faculty on Applying the Quality Matters Rubric-the cornerstone for quality online teaching. This certificated course is a $200 value…but you can get it for free! Sign up early! Space is limited. RSVP by 10/28/2016.
Friday, Nov. 4th, 2016   •   9:00am-4:30pm  •    Location (TBD)

Finals Week Support
Need support to finish up creating finals, grading papers, using Blackboard for grading, or just need a break? Come grab some coffee and refreshments in the Faculty Development Center Week 15 and Finals Week. FDC staff will be on hand for consultation for Blackboard and other course-related items. Feel free to bring papers to grade or your laptop for a change of scenery. No RSVP necessary.
Tues., Dec. 8th, 11-2pm •Mon., Dec. 12th 10am-1pm Tues., Dec. 13th 9am-Noon
Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)


Technology Programming

Lecture Capture (Camtasia Studio & YouTube)
Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.
Thurs., August 25th 2016 • 12:30pm-1:30pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) OR
Wed., October 19th, 2016 • 10am-11am • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Cool Tech Tools to Increase Your Productivity
Dr. Saili Kulkarni will keep you up—to-date with a number of web-based tools that will help increase your research productivity and effectiveness in the classroom. Come learn some Web 2.0 tools!
Wed., Sept. 28th, 2016 • 10:30am-12pm • Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Webconferencing via Zoom
Guess what? Our campus just subscribed to Zoom-the hottest new technology for webconferencing! This web-based program is ideal for online meetings and can even be used for your courses. Come learn how to use this useful tool.
Thurs., Oct. 6th, 2016   • 10:30am-11:30am • ONLINE via Zoom
Tues., Nov. 8th, 2016   • 12pm-1pm • ONLINE via Zoom


Blackboard Support

Blackboard-Secret Tips to Make your Life Easier 
This advance Blackboard session will provide information on the features of Blackboard that can make course management easier.
Tues., August 16th, 2016   • 2pm-4pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)  OR
Thurs., Nov. 17th, 2016  • 10am-11am • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Blackboard Basics
This session will provide a basic overview of Blackboard 9.1. We will cover basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, and modify course content.
Thurs., August 18th, 2016   • 3pm-5pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
Friday, August 19th, 2016   • 10am-12pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Building a Beautiful BlackBoard Site
This session will show faculty how to use Blackboard and develop a Blackboard page that is easy to follow and visually appealing for students. Samples of effective Blackboard practices will be provided.
Wed., Sept. 7th, 2016 • 2:00pm-3:00pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Blackboard Exchange
Our “Exchange” is a “learn by doing” session for faculty to practice with Blackboard, ask questions, and learn anything regarding Blackboard tailored to your needs. Laptop not required but handy for this session.
Tues., Sept. 20th, 2016 • 1:00-2:00pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Blackboard Collaborate
This web-based module of Blackboard is useful for recording lectures and having live sessions (class sessions and office hours) for your classes. Come learn how to use this useful tool.
Thurs., Oct. 20th, 2016   • 11am-12pm  •  ONLINE via Bb Collaborate
Tues., Nov. 8th, 2016   • 12pm-1pm  •  ONLINE via Bb Collaborate

Advanced Blackboard: Closing, saving and copying your courses
Amp up your Blackboard prowess with this session. The focus will be on learning techniques for test design and administration, grading, and additional Bb tools to make your life easier.

Wed., Dec. 7th • 11-12pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)


Research Productivity Programming

Write Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks Group

Led by Dr. Saili Kulkarni (SPE) and Dr. Andrea Johnson (HIS), this group will meet weekly (beginning week 3) for two hours to help faculty usher a writing project to completion by the end of the semester. Sign up via email to kpaxton@csudh.eduby August 31st.Spaces are limited…this group will fill quickly!
Wednesdays beginning August 7th, 2016   •     1pm-3pm   •      FDC (LIB 1940)


Secrets to Obtaining Intramural Funding

Leaders from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research will provide useful information to increase your competitiveness to gain intramural funding for your research. This session is a must!
Tues., October 25th, 2016 • 11am-12pm • Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)




**The Faculty Development Center is located in (LIB 1940) in The Picture Art Gallery. The entrance is south of the loading area between LaCorte Hall and the Library.