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Faculty Success begins with mentoring and resources supporting each faculty to establish their professional identity at CSUDH.  Our University mission is centered around student access and personal transformation.  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.

Engaged Teaching through High Impact Practices: High Impact and High Touch

High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process, when their learning goes beyond the classroom to be applied in their personal and work lives. Students engaged in high-impact learning often see improvement in grade point averages, get their degrees more quickly, and are more engaged in their education. CSU Dominguez Hills is committed to providing high-impact learning experiences to all students at all levels, across the whole curriculum. In a high-impact learning experience, you will actively pose and solve problems, work collaboratively in a community of peers, experience real-world applications of knowledge, and reflect on your learning processes.

Resources for planning your course high-impact learning experiences:

Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program pairing outstanding achievers with less experienced faculty members. Mentoring Faculty for Faculty Success will get you started on the path of professional grown and development. Contact Dr. Kaye Bragg for applications kbragg@csudh.edu

What’s in it for you?

Among the benefits to the individual faculty member are:

  • assistance in understanding the structure and culture of the department/program and developing a professional network
  • individual recognition and encouragement
  • honest criticism and feedback
  • advice on responsibilities and professional priorities
  • knowledge of the “system” as well as informal rules
  • long-range career planning
  • support and advocacy from colleagues, and
  • opportunities for collaborative projects.

What’s in it for you?

Mentors gain:
  • satisfaction of helping with the professional growth and development of faculty member
  • contribution to the overall improvement in teaching, research, and service
  • opportunities for self-renewal
  • collaboration, feedback and interaction with junior faculty member
  • a network of former mentees, and
  • expanded networks of colleagues and collaborators.