The CSUN community is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service, especially during these challenging times. Student success in the new learning environment depends on continuous improvement in virtual instruction, and as of Fall 2020 more than 50% of faculty have had training to support high quality virtual instruction.
Faculty Development Opportunities
CSUN offers an array of professional development opportunities in virtual technologies aimed at faculty with a range of experience. Offerings include Get Up To Speed with Online Teaching/GUTS, grounded in the inclusive and equity focused approaches to online and virtual pedagogy from Faculty Development, and Technology Bootcamps from the Faculty Technology Center.
To ensure access and convenience to professional development opportunities, we have created a website that describes the offerings and includes a guide designed to help faculty pick the best opportunities for themselves and their comfort level with the various distance learning tools. http://www.csun.edu/help4faculty
Best Practices for Remote Assessment and Exams
The CSU and universities across the country promote the use of simple strategies that embrace strength-based solutions that enhance academic integrity while reinforcing a strength-based message to students. Guidance and best practices for remote assessments and exams are available here.
Digital Course Content
CSUN and the Campus Store present myCSUNDigitalAccess, a powerful and convenient program designed to ensure students get the course materials they need to succeed prior to the first day of classes. With myCSUNDigitalAccess, faculty can start teaching on day one instead of waiting for students to acquire their materials. Learn more here.