New Faculty Orientation & Year-Long Development

The FDC welcomes you to CSUF! If you are a new faculty member, this page will help you find many useful resources.

New faculty in a meeting

New Faculty Support

Foundations and Onboarding

The FDC partners with many other campus units and organizations to provide fall foundations for new tenure-track faculty and lecturers. 


Scenary around the Pollak Library


Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook gives you a great introduction to the structure of our university and to many important policies.  

New to Town

The Department of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion (HRDI) has compiled a list of resources for faculty who are new to town.


Additional Development Resources

Feel free to sign up for other FDC workshops and use more resources offered here on our website. Visit the Teaching or Scholarly and Creative Activities tabs for additional resources to use during or after your first year.

The CSU also offers advice that may help you at CSUF:

Provost Pamella Oliver

 Provost Welcome

Congratulations on your appointment! I’m proud to welcome you to the Titan Family and honored that you have chosen Cal State Fullerton as your new professional home.

As you walk through our doors, please know that we are committed to your long-term success. Through our New Faculty Orientation in August, monthly new-faculty workshops and much more, our goal is to help you understand and embrace Cal State Fullerton’s distinct mission and introduce you to people, places and resources that will help you grow and thrive. Please take time to explore our Faculty Development Center website.

You are joining our University at an exciting time. A leading campus of the CSU and an intellectual and cultural center for Southern California, Cal State Fullerton was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as a First Tier university known for its remarkable diversity. We are proud to show the nation just how exceptional an affordable, accessible public university can be, and we have done so by investing in our faculty and by focusing intently on the success of every student.

You were recruited not only for your academic strengths and achievements but also your potential to give our students a world-class educational experience and the inspiration and skills they’ll need to succeed at life, work and citizenship.

We know your college, department and colleagues will provide a warm welcome and an excellent orientation.

Once again, welcome to Cal State Fullerton. We are thrilled to have you.


Pamella Oliver, Ph.D.  
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs