Faculty Development

FacDev Lounge Hours in FacDev Commons

FacDev Commons is a new innovative space serving CSUN faculty! It is located on the Garden Level of University Library (UL) in Room UL 3. Experiences in FacDev Commons are aligned with FacDev’s mission to support faculty in their teaching, scholarship, service and leadership journeys. 

In this space, faculty will build community with each other and engage with the space by learning and innovating together, creating ideas with others, supporting each other, working on their own projects, and focusing on their wellbeing by resting and relaxing. 

photo of lounge room set-up

What happens during FacDev Lounge Hours?

Faculty members can use the space during FacDev Lounge Hours in an informal way, such as to grade papers, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, work on a project, have meetings with a small group, or simply rest and relax. There is no need to make a reservation to come to FacDev Lounge Hours.

This is a new space, and we want to get input from faculty to help us ensure that it meets your needs. Please take a few moments to complete this short form if you have ideas you want to share with us. 

We hope you will join us in FacDev Commons as we will be trying new things and offering new opportunities as we settle into our new space!

When are FacDev Lounge Hours? 

Due to storm flooding on the Garden Level of the University Library, upcoming FacDev Lounge Hours have been cancelled. 

Please check the FacDev Calendar for specific days and times before you visit. Please stop by during Lounge Hours to use the space, share your ideas, and get some FacDev Commons swag! 

We'll use feedback we receive from faculty to help us decide the days, times, and activities for FacDev Lounge Hours for the rest of the spring semester. Before or after your visit, please take a few moments to complete this short form to let us know when and how you imagine using the space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a reservation if I just want to stop by on my own?

No. Please just stop by during our FacDev Lounge Hours to use the space. However, make sure you check the FacDev Calendar first because it might be booked for special events.

Can I use FacDev Commons to have lunch with my colleagues?

Yes! Please use this space during FacDev Lounge Hours for getting together to chat over lunch. However, make sure you check the FacDev Calendar first because it might be booked for special events.

Do I need to make a reservation if I want to have a meeting with a couple of colleagues?

No. If you don’t need to reserve the entire space and don’t need a private meeting room, you can stop by during FacDev Lounge Hours to use the space. During FacDev Lounge Hours, the space is used on a first-come, first-served basis, so a table for a meeting can’t be guaranteed. However, make sure you check the FacDev Calendar first because it might be booked for special events.

Can I use FacDev Commons for my office hours with students?

No. The space is designed for faculty to connect with other faculty; we are unable to accommodate meetings with students.

Will there be formal programming that takes place in FacDev Commons?

Yes. Faculty Development will host in-person and HyFlex programs in the space. This includes workshops, faculty learning communities, consultations and keynote presentations. These formal programs will take place outside of FacDev Lounge Hours.

Can I reserve FacDev Commons for a department meeting or retreat?

Yes! If you are coordinating a meeting and would like to reserve the entire space, please visit the FacDev Commons webpage and complete this request form. Please email if you have any questions about reserving the space.