Faculty Development

New Faculty Toolkit

Message to new faculty about this New Faculty Toolkit

Dear faculty,

We are thrilled to invite you to join our New Faculty Toolkit resource that will support you in your initial journey as a new CSUN faculty. While we will still hold a live event, this is one important component of the New Faculty Foundations program experience.

My name is Janett Silvers and I am an Instructional Designer in Faculty Development who led the design of last year's 2020-2021 hybrid New Faculty Foundations. See list of contributors below. Our intention is to offer you the flexibility to explore on your own and still engage with your colleagues in a safe synchronous online event.

In this resource, you will discover the vast number of offices and resources that will have relevance to your position to new lecturers, as well as tenure-track faculty.

Meeting new faculty is one of our favorite events of the year and we look forward to the day we can offer our traditional celebratory toast in person. Even in this online format, you can count on us to offer a humanistic experience that we hope will achieve a sense of community as you start your first day on your job. Use this New Faculty Toolkit Canvas site as a space to develop a connection to us in Faculty Development and with your fellow new colleagues in your cohort.

This toolkit will be your guide on the side during your first year at CSUN. We recommend that you take your time to go through the content. Don't try to read it all in one day. This is intended to be a resource that you keep coming back to revisit when you need it. Also, know that it is not required that you engage in this resource before your start date.

Cheers to your first great year at CSUN!

Janett and the Faculty Development team

Project Contributors (2021-2022)

Janett Silvers, Instructional Designer
Kayla Kaiser, New Faculty Foundations Committee Member
Joyce Marie Brusasco, New Faculty Foundations Committee Member

Project Contributors (2020-2021)

Janett Silvers, Instructional Designer
Heidi Schumacher, Faculty Developer & Facilitator; Gender & Women’s Studies
Whitney Scott, Director of Faculty Development
Virginia Huynh, Academic Technology Fellow
Jose Gonzalez, Faculty Facilitator; Recreation Tourism & Management
Marcy De Veaux, Associate Director of Faculty Development; Journalism
Hillary Kaplowitz, Senior Instructional Designer