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About the Faculty Center
The primary mission of the Faculty Center is to support faculty in their multiple roles as teachers, scholars, artists, intellectuals and members of the university and wider community.
- Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Distinction in Research and Creative Activity
- Enhanced Collegiality and Community
Faculty Center Goals
- Advance innovative, effective teaching and learning strategies throughout the university further developing what is already quality teaching and extending our expertise on teaching and learning to the benefit of each student
- Assist faculty in their efforts to improve teaching by exploring the nature of the teaching/learning relationship
- Promote individual and collaborative research and creative activities
- Help faculty seek funding to support individual and institutional research and creative activity goals
- Support faculty in the tenure track evaluation process
- Create opportunities for faculty to develop cross-disciplinary collaboration
Promote faculty leadership and service to the university and wider community
Faculty Center Services
The Faculty Center serves all university faculty (tenure-track and lecturers). All services are free, and all consultations are confidential.
- New Faculty Institute: The Faculty Center sponsors an orientation for new tenure-track faculty members, providing important information on policies, and introduction to service and programs, and the opportunity to meet new colleagues. Cohort page
- Workshops: The Faculty Center organizes workshops and information discussion groups that explore alternative teaching strategies, help faculty generate and interpret useful feedback on classroom instruction, and advance research and creative activities. Workshop, brown bag lunches, and special interest groups explore topics like cooperative learning, proposal development, technology-assisted teaching strategies, teaching narratives and scholarly and professional writing, and other creative and performance-based activities. Current workshops
- Professional Development Grants: The Faculty Center Professional Development Grant program is designed to help faculty make progress toward their professional goals. Grants support professional activities related to teaching and learning, research/creative activities, and/or community or disciplinary service.
- Faculty Resources Library: The collection of books, newsletters, journals, reports, videotapes, call for proposals, conference and fellowship announcements and other publications on teaching and learning, higher education, successful grants, and other professional activities, and faculty development. Most materials are available for faculty to borrow. The publications fall into several categories: journals and monographs, teaching and learning, women's study/multiculturalism, faculty resources, higher education, assessment and Cal State Universities. The complete Faculty Center collection is available through the campus library catalog.
Faculty Center Conference Room, Kellogg Library 2413: the Faculty Center provides a room where meetings, workshops, research collaboration, team teaching coordination, etc. can be held. This room can be reserved through Events Scheduling.