FDC Certificates

The FDC offers a wide array of certificate programs.

 

The IMPACT Teaching Certificate

Intentional and Meaningful Pedagogy to Achieve Classroom Transformations

This new certificate addresses the basic pedagogical elements that make high-impact practices so transformative and guides you to apply high-impact practices to a new course or an existing course that you want to improve. By completing the certificate, you will:

  • Strengthen your ability to apply pedagogical principles recommended as effective practice for decades
  • Understand several high-impact practices - particularly ones you may not have experienced as a student
  • Engage with like-minded colleagues who want to energize their teaching
  • Develop a plan for incorporating high-impact practices in your teaching
  • Document your professional development efforts as part of the faculty evaluation cycle

 To complete the IMPACT certificate, take any 4 workshops tagged "IMPACT" on our homepage calendarOpens in new window . Then submit a list of the courses you completed along with your reflection on a Google Form at http://bit.ly/2j8sryz. To be awarded an IMPACT certificate, your answers must demonstrate reflective thought and provide examples for each question. Click here for directions on how to print your Employee Training Center transcript PDF File Opens in new window .

*Courses and the written reflection must be completed and submitted within a two year timeframe.

Prefer to learn more at your own pace? Use our Self-Study Resources on High-Impact Practices Opens in new window .

 

Mindfulness in Teaching Certificate (MINDFUL)

The focus of this certificate is to help individuals grow personally and professionally by learning and applying mindful techniques to themselves and their teaching. Workshops will provide information on ways to improve your work-life balance through wellness, stress management, gratitude, health practices, and more. The goal is to help you increase your own quality of life, which will then create a more authentic teacher in the classroom.

 Workshops:

  • Mindfulness and Stress Resilience
  • Influence of Nutrition and Physical Activity on Teaching Quality
  • Effective Communication in Personal and Professional Relationships
  • Quality Sleep for Quality Teaching
  • Connections Between Self-Efficacy and Authentic Teaching

 There are two options for completing the MINDFUL certificate after you have taken 4 workshops tagged "MINDFUL" on our homepage calendar . You can submit a list of your courses and complete an online reflection OR attend an in-person MINDFUL reflection session offered twice a semester. To complete this online, please follow this link to reach the Google Form reflection: https://bit.ly/2Il4lwQ .

*To be awarded a MINDFUL certificate, your reflection answers must demonstrate reflective thought and provide examples for each question.

Click here for directions on how to print your Employee Training Center transcript. PDF File

*Courses and the written reflection must be completed and submitted within a two year timeframe.

 

 INCLUSIVE

A new certificate on diversity and inclusion in teaching.

The focus of this certificate is to help faculty examine their beliefs about human diversity in all of its forms, deepen cultural competency in the classroom and workplace, and gain knowledge across the broad range of diversity issues. Through direct engagement and community building, the variety of workshops, faculty learning communities, and trainings for the INCLUSIVE certificate examine issues of diversity and higher education, with a specific focus on concerns at CSUF. INCLUSIVE offerings encourage participants to explore their own beliefs about diversity, gain knowledge about how diversity and cultural identity influences higher education, and to develop cultural empathy and humility to create inclusive classrooms and workplaces.

FDC Workshops and Offerings:

• Faculty Learning Communities on Encouraging Conversation about Diversity and Inclusion

• Digging into Diversity Workshops (4-6 offered per semester)

• Full Day and Multi-Day Trainings in Intersession and Summer Session

There are 2 levels of the INCLUSIVE certificate: Introductory (12 credits) and Advanced (25 credits).

Look for workshops tagged INCLUSIVE on our homepage calendar fdc.fullerton.edu Opens in new window . Each inclusive training will provide the amount of credit.

Once you have completed 12 INCLUSIVE credits through different workshops and trainings, you can submit a list of your courses and complete an online reflection for the Introductory certificate. http://bit.ly/introductoryreflection

Then when you have completed 25 credits, submit a list of your courses and complete a second online reflection for the Advanced Certificate. http://bit.ly/advancedreflection

*To be awarded an INCLUSIVE certificate, your reflection answers must demonstrate reflective thought and provide examples for each question. Click here for directions on how to print your Employee Training Center transcript PDF File

*Courses and the written reflection must be completed and submitted within a two-year timeframe.

 

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