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Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the CSUN community in its endeavor to transform and elevate students’ lives through education, by spearheading the integration of technology and universal design to enrich teaching and learning.

To accomplish this mission, we champion equitable access to education regardless of one’s ability and background, create professional development training opportunities, support the adoption of instructional technology for curricular enrichment, and develop data-supported tools to facilitate faculty, staff, and student success.

We are committed to delivering the highest standards of service, promoting innovation in the classroom, and fostering partnerships that benefit our CSUN community.

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The Faculty Center - Information for New Faculty

January 21, 2022

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The Faculty Center is where faculty can view class rosters & wait lists, manage permission numbers, and enter grades. Find out how!  Read more about the Faculty Center

CSUCCESS Provides iPads For First-Time CSUN Students

January 20, 2022

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CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) is an initiative that represents CSUN and the CSU’s commitment to student success by providing all first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students with a 64GB iPad Air, Apple pencil, and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for free to use through the completion of their degree. Read more about CSUCCESS Provides iPads For First-Time CSUN Students

Faculty Resources for SAAS Student Accommodation

January 20, 2022

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If you have a student in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) receiving services through NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, please brush up on the tips on their Virtual Learning page.

If you have a student in SAAS receiving services through Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), please review their Accommodating Students page and consider how virtual instruction may intersect with your student(s) accommodation(s).

If you have any other questions about accessibility, please make an appointment with the Universal Design Center (UDC). Read more about Faculty Resources for SAAS Student Accommodation

New Canvas Quizzes Pilot Group

January 20, 2022

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Instructure has released “New Quizzes”, which is a new quizzing tool for Canvas that offers new features and new types of questions. The Faculty Technology Center is happy to announce a New Quizzes Pilot Program set to launch in the Spring 2022 Semester for faculty interested in learning about and using New Quizzes in their Canvas course.

During the pilot program, participants will meet with an Instructional Technologist once a month and attend 1 monthly meeting with all participants. Participants will also create “low-stakes” quizzes using the New Quizzes feature and administer it to students in their courses during the Spring 2022 Semester.

The pilot will be limited to 12 faculty participants to ensure everyone gets the necessary help and attention and offers a $1,500 stipend.

If you would like to participate in the pilot program, please let us know by January 21st, 2022. With the first meeting taking place in February 2022.
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Want to be an FTC Technology Champion?

January 20, 2022

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CSUN’s Academic Technology is inviting faculty to apply to join the inaugural group of Faculty Champions this Spring semesterThe program will be composed of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, enthusiastic about the integration of technology into instructional practice at CSUNThis team will work with their college and campus colleagues to make resources that benefit CSUN faculty.  This semester the effort of the team will focus on the creation of College/Department specific course templates and best practices for online instruction and student engagement.  

We will be asking for a commitment of 20 hours per month from February – May. The Faculty Champions will meet monthly to discuss progress and commonalities identified as they engage their colleagues.  The Champions developing best practices may take part in workshops through the Faculty Technology Center.

A stipend is available. The stipend amount is subject to the 125% rule for faculty.

If you would like to champion the use of technology here at CSUN please apply using the interest form 

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