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For Priority Consideration: All applications are due on May 22nd; however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 30, 2018.

Community Engaged Scholarship Faculty Learning Community

Community Engaged Scholarship (CES) is centered on a mutually-beneficial collaboration between the university and a community partner outside the academy. The purpose of the collaboration is to bring together the specialized knowledge of the university with the specialized knowledge of the community to generate new knowledge that is applied to solve critical issues of interest to both. CES meets the needs of the community partner as defined and expressed by the partner, with measurable outcomes. The collaborative work is characterized by robust participation by both the university and community partners and results are disseminated to all partners and beyond.

For priority, applications due May 22, 2018 

Applications should be submitted as attachments to email sent to

The Faculty Learning Community on Gamification in the Classroom

Are you interested in learning about gamifying your classroom? Redesign a course that can benefit from more student engagement? Perhaps, you just would like to borrow a few gaming elements to motivate your students and to build a positive class culture that focuses on powerful relationships …  The Gamification in the Classroom FLC offers avenues for incorporating gaming principles and techniques in the learning process, proposing methods for building social skills, teamwork, and motivation, and sharing experiences along the way with fellow faculty members.

For priority, applications due May 22, 2018 

FLC on Gamification in the Classroom Application 

Contemplative Pedagogy for Social Justice Faculty Learning Community 

In this FLC, we will read and discuss current research studies as well as texts such as Beth Berila’s Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education (2015) and Laura Rendón’s Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking)Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice, and Liberation (2014). During the FLC sessions, we will do a variety of contemplative practices designed to help us create more inclusive, identity-safe student learning communities that have the courage and resilience to deal with issues of social injustice. Some themes include developing the capacity to be vulnerable, self-aware and reflexive; valuing the struggle together; developing compassion, public love and resilience

For priority, applications due May 22, 2018 

Social Justice Faculty Learning Community Application 

Writing Faculty Learning Community

This FLC provides a structured time to discuss writing and get writing done! All participants will get an opportunity to have their writing workshopped to help facilitate revision and submission for peer-review.

Faculty who complete the Faculty Writing Community FLC will be awarded $250 for professional development or a stipend from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.  This will be distributed at the completion of project activities. Missing two or more meetings will result in losing your place in the group as well as the professional development funds. 

For priority, applications due May 22, 2018 

Faculty Learning Community Writing Application 

FLC Online Learning

The purpose of this online faculty learning community will be to examine and discuss faculty, curriculum and student impact with the online learning experience. We will discuss the assumptions about online learning, challenges, why faculty may choose online learning or face to face, and opportunities online learning.

For priority, applications due May 22, 2018 

Online Learning Application 

Peer Review of Online Course Grants (QLT)

Do you teach online? Have you heard of the Quality Online Teaching and Learning (QLT) instrument? We have funds for 7 online courses for fall 2018 and 7 for spring 2019 to be peer reviewed by Quality Assurance Faculty Associates.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for fall, but for priority, applications due August 30, 2018 

QOLT Application

UC Berkeley’s Transforming STEM Teaching at CSUSM Math Summer Institute 2018

CSUSM is partnering with UC Berkeley’s Center for Teaching and Learning through a program designed as part of an NSF-WIDER Grant, and now being broadly implemented as part of an NSF-Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Grant to support instructors of STEM courses to enhance teaching practices and improve student learning gains. 

For priority, applications due June 15, 2018, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2018 (if space is available). 

STEM Application 


    Closed Calls 

    Propose a New FLC

    Have you heard the buzz about Faculty Learning Communities? Have you thought about leading one? Because of increased interest in FLCs across campus, we want to provide a structured way for faculty/departments to propose ideas for FLCs. We are happy to continue to partner with other departments on campus!

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    Lecturer Faculty Fellow/Liaison

    The Lecturer Faculty Fellow/Liaison will work with the Faculty Center Director and the Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs to increase communications to lecturer faculty and to enhance professional development opportunities for lecturers.

    Application Closed

    Faculty Fellow for the Faculty Mentoring Program 

    The Faculty Mentoring Program Faculty Fellow (FMP-FF) works with the Faculty Center Director to sustain and develop the Faculty Mentoring Program. In the Faculty Mentoring Program, tenure-track and lecturer faculty volunteers are matched with first generation and/or economically disadvantaged students who are juniors or seniors. Each mentor-protégé pair establishes a constructive relationship that encourages student progress, college retention, degree completion, exploration of graduate school and career options. The goal of the program is to foster student success by reducing social estrangement and creating a university culture of positive participation and support.

    Application Closed

    Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

    The Faculty Fellow will work with the Faculty Center Director to sustain and provide leadership in developing and implementing diversity and multicultural training workshops and opportunities for faculty.

    Application Closed

    Peer Review Online Course Grant for QOLT

    Do you teach online? Have you heard of the Quality Online Teaching and Learning (QOLT) instrument? We are in need of 7 online courses for fall 2017 and 7 others for spring 2018 to be peer reviewed by Quality Assurance Faculty Associate.

    Application Closed

    Faculty Learning Community Hispanic Serving Institution (PASO)

    The main goal is for participants to enhance one or more courses to include more Chicano/Latino related content and assignments. Participants will also learn about pedagogical strategies that are proven to be successful for students of color, the 1.5 generation, and first-generation college students.

    Application Closed

    Faculty Associates for Quality Online Teaching

    If you have taught a class online at least one time at CSUSM, you can receive peer review feedback on your online course from a knowledgeable and trained team. This feedback is helpful for providing new resources and revisions that enhance a course beyond student evaluations

    Application Closed

    Designing Successful Outcomes FLC

     This FLC will investigate ways to improve how we can all facilitate learning in our teaching. We can come together as faculty and actively investigate ways to change the focus away from using only an accountability lens to talk about outcomes or assessment and instead begin to view our pedagogy under a learning-centered lens that makes the best use of outcomes and assessment information.

    Application Closed

    Career Readiness FLC

    This FLC will help you to develop, refine, and share specific faculty practices (assignments, readings, course-based projects) that foster students' development of these competencies. Furthermore, it will help to focus attention on developing and/or refining pedagogical strategies, as well as to connect one or more of these to one or more of your course or program student learning outcomes.

    Application Closed

    Sustainability Transforming Academics and Research (STAR) FLC

    The STAR (Sustainability Transforming Academics and Research) FLC offers avenues for sharing, connecting and building upon sustainability endeavors on campus, as well as growing new ones. 

    Application Closed

    Building and Strengthening Faculty Relationships FLC

    This FLC will explore ways that faculty can increase and build solidarity with each other during what promises to be a very challenging period in higher education. The FLC was inspired by data collected in the Halualani Associates Report and the Great Colleges to Work Survey. In both these reports, a significant number of faculty at CSUSM expressed a strong desire to improve communication and create a more collegial campus climate.

    Application Closed

    Peer Review Mini Grant QOLT

    Do you teach online? Have you heard of the Quality Online Teaching and Learning (QOLT) instrument? We are in need of 7 online courses for fall 2016 and 7 others for spring 2017 to be peer reviewed by Quality Assurance Faculty Associate.

    Application Closed