Scholarly and Creative Activities

Overview of Support

The FDC offers numerous resources to support faculty scholarly and creative activity. These include:

  • workshops and faculty learning communities on research, writing, presenting, and funding your work
  • group consultations and workshops conducted in your department
  • individual consultations and assistance on writing, research, and scholarly productivity
  • help finding faculty partners for collaborative research
  • graphic design and printing services in support of faculty scholarly and creative activity


Look through our pages here to see what support we offer you in areas o
common need. If you can't find what you need, don't hesitate to  contact FDC faculty coordinator Dr. Terri Patchen  for more information or assistance.

CSU Resources to Review

The CSU also offers well-organized resources on scholarly activity covering topics such as:   

  • Types of research  
  • Developing a research agenda  
  • Locating, procuring and managing funding   
  • Staying current in the field  
  • Finding time for research  
  • Maintaining a writing portfolio

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Important Policies

When planning your scholarly activity, review our University and Department policies governing faculty evaluation and the place of scholarly and creative activity in those policies:

  • For tenured and tenure-track faculty:

 UPS 210.000 PDF File
 Department Personnel Standards

  • For lecturers:

 UPS 210.070 PDF File

The location and scope of department policies varies by department and contractual timebase. Contact your department for the most current information.