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Faculty Development Workshop Calendar

Are you look for some inspiration for trying something new? In addition to our comprehensive programs, Faculty Development offers productive workshops for CSUN faculty on a variety of topics throughout the year. We announce these in our monthly Newsletter which goes to all CSUN Faculty and you can view the Calendar for our current offerings.

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Get Up To Speed With Unconscious Bias

This self-paced, asynchronous program will enable you to develop foundational knowledge about unconscious bias around race and ethnicity and the ways it appears in the teaching and learning process. One of the goals of this program is to prepare faculty for success in racial equity work. Racial equity work refers to the intentional and conscious effort to provide fair access, opportunity, and advancement to each person in the organization, regardless of the individual's racial or ethnic identity.

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Institute for Transformative Teaching and Learning

This program focuses on closing race equity gaps in the teaching and learning experience.  Faculty collaborate in a multidisciplinary group to learn about and apply evidence-based practices. The aim of this program is to empower faculty to transform their teaching so that it is even more fulfilling while leading to more equitable outcomes for our students of color.

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Faculty Writing Communities

The Faculty Writing Communities program provides faculty members with a structure and a positive community of fellow faculty interested in making weekly progress on their writing goals throughout the semester. 

Transparent Assignments

Are you interested in exploring how to create more transparent assignments so that more students can succeed? Would you like to learn how to develop strong writing prompts and better scaffolding/support to students? Adopt this evidence-based assignment template which has been shown to reduce gaps in retention rates among first generation students.

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Get Up to Speed with Online Teaching

Want to level-up your online teaching skills and work at your own pace? This asynchronous program that integrates pedagogy PLUS technology covers best practices, techniques and tools to plan, create content, facilitate and assess learning online. Designed to benefit faculty newer to online teaching or who are just getting started, as well as spark ideas for faculty with online teaching experience.

CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Courses

In addition to our CSUN programming, you can take advantage of the CSU-wide offerings on online course design using the Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) framework, including a new Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online.

HyFlex Teaching Support Program

Are you getting ready to teach a HyFlex course? Faculty who are scheduled to teach HyFlex courses (designated as HyFlex in SOLAR) in the next semester are eligible for this program, which includes support on HyFlex technology, course design, teaching, and facilitation.  

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Promoting Active Learning Microcredential (ACUE)

Are you interested in applying active learning strategies that you can use in your face-to-face classes? This CSUN-facilitated microcredential course from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) will cover practices proven to engage students

Transforming STEM Teaching

Would you like your students to be more engaged in your STEM courses? Are you thinking about equity and how you can facilitate inclusivity in your course? Join a group of STEM faculty to explore strategies to enrich your courses and promote student engagement to improve learning.




Where is Faculty Development located?

Valera Hall 215 (formerly University Hall)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8473


How can I contact Faculty Development?



Who are the people in Faculty Development?

FacDev Base Team
Faculty Affiliates
Faculty Peer Reviewers
New Faculty Foundations Committee
Pathways to Tenure Grant Review Committee
Active Learning Ambassadors
eLearning Ambassadors