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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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Transforming STEM Teaching

Would you like your students to be more engaged in your STEM courses? Faculty Development invites you to join a group of STEM faculty to explore strategies to enrich your courses and promote student engagement to improve learning. This semester-long learning community supports supports faculty (tenure-track and lecturers), especially those teaching large lectures to enhance student learning gains.

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ACUE's Effective Teaching Courses

If you already know how to build your Canvas course, perhaps you would prefer to spend a year with CSUN colleagues in a formal course exploring evidence-based pedagogies such as active learning, equity and learning-centered practices. This results with a rare certificate in Effective College Instruction.

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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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Faculty Writing Communities

The Faculty Writing Communities 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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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 semester-long program focuses on improving student retention and closing equity gaps for all students while increasing learning and student success. In a cohort of faculty that includes lecturers and faculty on the tenure-track, ITTL empowers faculty to transform their teaching so that it is even more fulfilling while leading to more equitable outcomes for all of our students.


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
New Faculty Foundations Committee
Probationary Faculty Grant Review Committee
Learning Center Grant Review Committee
Active Learning Ambassadors
eLearning Ambassadors