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

Orientation and Onboarding

The FDC partners with many other campus units and organizations to provide fall orientation 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 Kari Knutson Miller


Provost Welcome

When I started as an Assistant Professor almost twenty years ago, I arrived with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and hope. I knew this was the place, the academic home I wanted. To now stand here in my first year as Provost and welcome you to Cal State Fullerton and the Titan family is another special moment.

You’ve joined a distinctive group of scholars and educators deeply committed to academic excellence and student success. The energy and innovative spirit that you bring to our campus will help Fullerton continue to deliver on our commitment to our students.

I look forward to having the opportunity to connect with you in person as we work together to help all Titans Reach Higher.

Welcome to Cal State Fullerton!


Kari Knutson Miller, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs