Faculty Development


Featured Programs  

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Faculty Development Workshop Calendar

Are you looking 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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eLearning Institute

If you are relatively comfortable with the technology already and want to focus on pedagogy, this program is designed for you to build one of your courses in Canvas using the Quality Learning and Teaching framework. Explore best practices as you prepare your course and learn from faculty peer facilitators who share examples and provide specific advice on online course design.

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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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Get Up to Speed with Transparency in Teaching

This self-paced, asynchronous program is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the principles of transparency in teaching, an evidence-based approach in which faculty recognize their own course expectations and then make them explicit for students. The goal of this program is to guide you through the basic principles and support you in adjusting your existing materials to be more transparent..

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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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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.

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Get Up to Speed with HyFlex

Are you ready to learn about teaching HyFlex courses? This self-paced, asynchronous program covers strategies for teaching courses in multiple modalities while keeping all your students engaged. This course covers the important information you need to know to adapt your syllabus, materials, and delivery for this new modality where students can participate in your course face-to-face in the classroom or synchronously on Zoom (or asynchronously online, if you provide that additional option).

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Get Up to Speed with Active Learning

Are you interested in getting started with active learning or looking for new active learning strategies to try in your courses? This self-paced, asynchronous program provides guidance, resources, and support for planning and implementing specific active learning strategies. This course is designed for faculty who are new to active learning as well as experienced faculty who want to deepen their knowledge and learn new strategies.

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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 for 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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Equity-Minded GRADING Series

In this three-part workshop series, participants will be introduced to the pillars of equity-minded grading. We will examine the ideas and assumptions of traditional grading and introduce strategies for ensuring that grading is mathematically accurate, bias-resistant, and instills intrinsic motivation in our students.

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Equity-Minded SYLLABUS Series

In this three-part workshop series, participants will gain ideas for creating a syllabus that interrupts bias and creates an equity-minded environment using the Center for Urban Education’s Equity-Minded Syllabus Review.

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Teaching Climate Change & Resilience FLC

This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) helps faculty members deepen their knowledge about climate change and resilience and learn how to teach these topics in classes across the disciplines. Participants will learn from experts about the science behind climate change, the solutions available to counter it, and the need to incorporate climate justice into their curriculum.

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FacDev Lounge Hours in FacDev Commons

Faculty members are invited to use the new FacDev Commons on the Garden Level of University Library (UL 3) during FacDev Lounge Hours in a variety of informal ways, including chatting with colleagues, eating lunch and relaxing.

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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.

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New Faculty Academy

This is a year-long program with monthly events aimed at enhancing new faculty’s long-term career success at CSUN.

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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. 

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ACUE's Effective Classroom Teaching Practices

Are you interested in learning more effective teaching practices focused on classroom instruction? Designed for new and seasoned instructors in any discipline, this CSUN-facilitated yearlong online course offers faculty a complete set of research-based teaching practices to build on their existing knowledge and expand their instructional toolkits.







Where is FacDev located?

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


How can I contact FacDev?



Who are the people in FacDev?

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