Faculty Development provides relevant and thought-provoking programming to support all faculty in their teaching, scholarship, service and leadership journeys. Programming and partnerships are informed by equity-mindedness, technology-enriched best practices and data-informed inquiry. The Faculty Development team seeks a supportive culture of shared power that engages with the well-being and success of both faculty and students.

The team, inclusive of directors, faculty, and instructional designers develop and implement programs for faculty success, such as New Faculty Foundations, institutes (e.g., eLearning, equity-minded teaching, syllabus redesign), short series (e.g., Transparent Assignments) or semester/year-long Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) on various topics (e.g., STEM teaching, New Faculty Academy). Multiple internal grants are also administered each year to foster faculty success (e.g., Pathways to Tenure Grant, Professional Development Grant). Other activities include hosting keynote speakers, workshops (either campuswide, college level or department tailored) and writing productivity communities for faculty to move forward on their scholarship. For those who cannot attend events, a Teaching Toolkit is replete with self-paced, evidence-based teaching practices, including CSUN faculty best practices.


Faculty Development
Director: Whitney Scott
Associate Director: Marcy De Veaux
Special Projects Director: Kristy Michaud
Instructional Designers: Hillary Kaplowitz, Sue Magdziarz, Susana Marcelo
Administrative Analyst: Jessy Leon
Valera Hall (VH) 215
(818) 677-5934