Faculty Development Center

Faculty Development Center

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Welcome to the Faculty Development Center

What We Provide

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) offers support, resources, and services for CSUDH faculty. We help faculty to achieve excellence, integration, and satisfaction in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service throughout their careers. The major services we provide are teaching and scholarship to support the university's strategic planning goals, student engagement for student-centered learning, curriculum design, first year experience, and peer mentoring.

Assisting Faculty with Alternative Instruction

The FDC and Office of Academic Technology are collaborating with Faculty-Peers to help faculty transition to alternative instruction. The FDC has created the following resources to help faculty set-up and manage the transition to Online courses methodically and successfully.

Blackboard Discussion Groups

Discuss your questions and concerns on the FDC’s Faculty Discussion Boards. To access, log in to Blackboard and join the conversation threads under the “MyBb” tab.

Online and Hybrid Instruction Resources

CSUDH is a Faculty-Peer contributors are hosting Zoom open chat sessions to assist you. Visit the Quality Assurance link  page to see dates and times.

Faculty are able to access the resources below via Dropbox:


  • ABCs of Online Teaching
  • Flipping the Discussion Thread and Blackboard and Blogs
  • Interactive Onsite Teaching Strategies PowerPoint Slides
  • Migrating Onsite Classes to Hybrid or Online Learning
  • Online Migration Top Ten
  • Utilizing Case Studies, Scenarios, and Simulations for Onsite, Hybrid, and Online Courses

Quality Assurance

CSUDH is a QualityMatters (QM)-affiliated campus, which is part of the CSU Quality Assurance (QA) Program. Please see the Quality Assurance link for further details of how to join the CSUDH QM community and have your courses certified through the CSU/CO.

Division of Information Technology's Privacy and Data Security:


Copyright Guidance.pdf

CSU Virtual Learning and Privacy Rights Guidelines.pdf


Professional Development

We are dedicated to helping you grow as an educator, and provide resources such as Faculty Learning Committees and our Faculty Success program, which pairs a high-achieving educator with a less experienced peer.
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We offer numerous events including guest lecturers, research strategies, grant development, course design, brown bag sessions, webinar resources, and more!
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Academic Technology Workshops

Learn the latest technologies for classroom success. Workshops on Clickers, Lecture Capture, Blackboard grading, quizzes and more!
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To help you through the first semester, we conduct a New Faculty Orientation.
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About the Center

Learn about our history and mission. Get to know the FDC team and contact us!
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