The Office of Faculty Development promotes faculty success by using evidence-based practices to support their face-to-face and online teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and involvement in the community. By fulfilling this mission, the Office of Faculty Development will empower faculty to (1) apply effective learning-centered teaching practices in both face-to-face and online environments, (2) develop habits that lead to increased fulfillment in scholarly and creative activities, and (3) cultivate a sense of meaningful service and involvement in the community.

The team in Faculty Development, which consists of faculty facilitators and instructional designers, develops and implements key programs, such as New Faculty Foundations programs, faculty learning communities (e.g., learning-centered syllabus, equity-minded teaching, transforming STEM teaching, new faculty FLCs), eLearning programming (e.g., QLT), hosts keynote speakers, teaching and learning institutes, workshops (e.g., Active Learning Ambassadors), and writing productivity and accountability series. The Office of Faculty Development also administers internal grants, such as the Probationary Faculty Grants, the University Corporation Learning-Centered Teaching Grant and the Faculty Success Grant. The website offers a Teaching Toolkit resource replete with local CSUN faculty sharing their best teaching practices.


Faculty Development
University Hall (UN) 215
(818) 677-5934

Director: Whitney Scott

Instructional Designers: Hillary Kaplowitz and Janett Silvers

Faculty Team: Amanda Baugh, Grishma Bhavsar, Marcy De Veaux, Otilia Gonzalez, Mariano Loza Coll, Jeannie Robertson, Ashley Samson, Heidi Schumacher, Casey terHorst

Coordinator: Rachel Guerra