About Us 

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) is a unit within Faculty Support Services (FSS). FSS consists of:

  • Faculty Development Center (FDC)
  • Faculty Affairs and Records (FAR)
  • Online Education & Training (OET)
  • Academic Technology Center (ATC)

The Mission

The FDC promotes career-long faculty development in teaching and learning, scholarly and creative activities, professional and service activities, and the use of technology in these activities. You can review the UPS documentPDF File Opens in new window on the senate site.

Through its offerings in these areas, the FDC strives to:

  • Support faculty in different stages of growth and professional development

  • Support faculty in exploring new interests and developing new skills

  • Foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and community amongst faculty

  • Recognize and support faculty in their varied accomplishments

  • Support student learning by enhancing faculty development

  • Connect faculty growth to the university's mission, goals, and strategies

Supporting the Mission

To achieve this mission, we offer the following support, often in partnership with other campus entities:

  • Workshops and multi-day institutes

  • Webinars and online training

  • Faculty learning communities that meet on a topic of shared interest

  • Consultations on teaching and research for individual faculty and departments

  • Graphic design services for faculty

  • Grants for instructional development and collaborative teaching

  • Recognition and awards for faculty achievement

  • New faculty foundations

  • Professional development for department chairs

Explore our website to learn more about the wide variety of resources and support services that we offer you as a CSUF faculty member.


 Look out for our weekly and monthly FDC News emails, sent to all CSUF faculty, for more details throughout the year.


Are you interested in a workshop, faculty learning community, or other kind of development opportunity that you can't find here? Let us know!



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