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The FCE team provide comprehensive support for faculty and graduate teaching associates to reach their professional goals in teaching; research, scholarly, and creative activities; and service. The FDP team seeks to provide professional development to help our colleagues succeed in their academic careers by fostering creativity, learning, inquiry, and exploration through community, collaboration, and collegiality in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive atmosphere. Furthermore, we are dedicated to help:

  • Coordinate mentoring services to support faculty in research, scholarship, creative activities, teaching, community engagement, and leadership
  • Provide faculty with opportunities for continuous improvement through workshops, certificate programs, teaching institutes, and other events related to faculty development
  • Provide an environment that values and promotes faculty initiative, exploration, innovation, and advancement
  • Establish and maintain a central repository of information regarding resources and faculty professional activities
  • Collaborate with Academic Technologies & Innovation (ATI) to provide faculty with training and development of quality online courses and programs

We are located in the Faculty Center for Excellence, Pfau Library PL-4005, and also provide the following resources to faculty:

  • Equipment available for check out as needed
    • Laptops (Both Windows and Mac)
    • iPads
    • Noise-cancelling headphones
    • Charging stations
  • Coffee, snacks, and a microwave 
  • Lockers to keep your belongings safe during your visit 

Mission Statement: 

In support of CSUSB’s mission, we endeavor to promote the career-long development of faculty in the areas of teaching and learning; research, scholarly and creative activities; service to the university, community, and profession; and mentoring and collaborative activities across campus and the community at large.


To create, implement and provide professional development programs to support all of CSUSB´s tenure track faculty, lecturers and graduate teaching associates;

To support faculty in different stages of growth and professional development;

To foster interdisciplinary collaboration and community among faculty;

To offer a comprehensive orientation program and a supportive onboarding process for new faculty that provides up-to-date and detailed information about the university, the retention, promotion and tenure process, and opportunities to network with other faculty;

To recognize, support and celebrate faculty on their accomplishments and successes.