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Welcome to the Faculty Development Center at CSU Dominguez Hills! The FDC provides CSUDH faculty with equity-minded and meaningful professional development opportunities in teaching and pedagogy, scholarship and creative activities, and leadership. Programming in the FDC is continuously growing and evolving as we meet the current needs of the faculty community as well as look toward emerging pedagogical and other professional practices.


The mission of the Faculty Development Center is to support the University’s mission of success in education through a student’s contact with faculty members who effectively combine teaching, scholarship, and service and to help create a campus culture that values and supports excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

  • Cultivate and expand faculty skills in teaching and scholarship to support the university’s strategic planning goals of building excellent academic programs that reinforce our position as a comprehensive model urban university.
  • Encourage the effective use of innovative technologies and teaching strategies, and assist faculty in providing diverse instructional modalities to increase student flexibility and retention.
  • Provide work-life resources to support faculty research and creative activities and to assure engagement and retention of excellent faculty in disciplines that support the stated priorities.

Faculty development at CSUDH includes support, resources, and services to enable faculty to achieve excellence, integration, and satisfaction in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service throughout their careers.