The Faculty Development Center hosts several annual events that recognize faculty members as they deepen and broaden their commitment to teaching, scholarly and creative activity, and service throughout their careers. 


Author Awards

Author Awards Opens in new window  is an annual campus event designed to recognize faculty who hav e pu blished a book of general interest and significance. These awards celebrate their accomplishments with the campus and the community at large.


Faculty Recognition

Every three years, our Faculty Recognition Opens in new window  event honors faculty from all colleges with significant accomplishments in scholarly and creative activity, teaching or service. 

Outstanding Professor 

Outstanding teaching is an important criterion in the annual selection of CSUF's Outstanding Professor Opens in new window .

Recognize a Colleague

Do you have a CSUF faculty colleague who uses a great teaching strategy that deserves recognition and that other faculty can benefit from learning about? Tell us what makes that faculty member's teaching effective and we'll find a way to get the message out!



Applying for Faculty Awards Reviewed by the Outstanding Professor Award Committee

The Outstanding Professor Award Committee - one of the committees of the Academic Senate - reviews applications for the following awards:

  • ™Outstanding Lecturer Award (UPS 295.000 PDF File Opens in new window )
  • ™Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award (FLCGA; UPS 292.000 PDF File Opens in new window )
  • ™The Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award (UPS 293.000 PDF File Opens in new window )
  • ™L. Donald Shields Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity Award (UPS 294.000 PDF File Opens in new window )
  • ™Outstanding Professor Award (OPA; UPS 290.000 PDF File Opens in new window )