Fall 2021 Planning Gateway

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    Faculty/Staff Planning Gateway

Faculty Resources for Teaching and Research, and Technology Support

CSUN offers numerous faculty resources to support faculty teaching and research endeavors. Check back here for the latest faculty resource information.

Faculty Resources for Teaching

A wealth of resources have been gathered for faculty, including technology training, designing and teaching courses effectively in the online, face-to-face, or hybrid modalities, tips on working through disruptions, accessibility resources, affordable course materials resources, library services for faculty, Zoom FAQs and so much more. Learn more at Faculty Resources for Teaching.

Research and Creative Activities

The office of Research and Sponsored Programs has helped CSUN continue its research throughout the pandemic. Visit their site for information on steps to take to resume in-person research, updated guidance from funding agencies and more.

Research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA) continue to be an essential component of CSUN’s mission. In support of that, CSUN is re-opening research labs and design space as health and safety allow. The first priority is opening the research labs supporting instructional activity, followed by opening labs supporting funded research and activities, and as public health guidance allows, opening research labs and creative activity studios that enable our faculty to continue their work in support of the campus’ primary instructional, research and artistic mission.

Access to Technology Support

COVID-19 pushed technology to the forefront of our lives and minds. The Division of Information Technology is committed to delivering reliable technology services and solutions in Academic Year 2021-2022 for all CSUN students, faculty and staff. Our objectives center on student and employee success through the provision of secure technology services, support and training.

Our actions are data-driven, encompassing the results of the Student IT survey and the technology survey of new students. The array of our support will include:

Cost-free Device Loaner Program, for currently enrolled students. This program will allow students to borrow laptops, webcams, hotspots and headsets.

Training resources on how to become effective online learners, including tips on time management and engaging with peers, have been provided in partnership with Student Affairs through the New Student Orientation platform. A training course on virtual learning – Becoming an Effective Online Learner – was created by the Faculty Technology Center in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other CSU campuses. It is made available to all CSUN students through Canvas. Becoming an Effective Online Learner is a self-paced guide designed to prepare students for success in a virtual environment. This course is not required for graduation and will not appear on transcripts. The course provides students with tips and tricks for online learning. Though not a CSUN requirement, some faculty may ask students to complete the course for a specific class.

Keep Learning website that will be continuously updated with additional resources on best strategies for online academic communications, and virtual resources and tools.

myCSUNsoftware grants students anytime access to select software via an Internet connection from a Mac, PC, Linux, or mobile device.

The library of downloadable software will continue to be available through the CSUN Software Downloads page.

Faculty Technology Center (FTC) will continue updating the Keep Teaching website and provide online workshops for faculty on the robust collection of academic technologies and their integration into the in-person, hybrid, or virtual classrooms.

Universal Design Center (UDC) will continue its commitment to ensuring that campus communications and technology will be accessible to everyone through training and consultations.

Classroom Technology is staffed for immediate support for our students and faculty.

IT Help Center will provide help by phone, email, chat and online.

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.

The myCSUNDigitalAccess program delivers required course materials digitally to students when they register for any participating courses, with integration through Canvas. Learn more here.

CSUN wants our students to succeed throughout their college careers and they need the tools to do this. With the CSUCCESS program, we are excited to provide all first-time freshmen and new transfer students an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio – for free – to support your academic success and to use through completion of your degree. Additionally, CSUN Ready provides free course materials for first-time freshmen through their Spring 2022 semester courses.