Faculty Support Services (FSS), located on the 2nd floor of Pollak Library South, provides direction and oversight to the entities comprising the Faculty Commons. Led by the Associate Vice-President for Faculty Affairs & Support, and supported by the divisions of Information Technology and Academic Affairs, the directors and staff of the Academic Senate (located on 1st floor Library), Faculty Development Center (FDC-AA), Faculty Affairs and Records (FAR-AA), Online Education and Training (OET-AA), Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC-AA), and Academic Technology Center (ATC-IT) work together to provide support and services to all faculty.
Academic Technology Center
The Academic Technology Center (ATC) provides faculty with the technology tools, training, and support they need for their teaching and scholarly and creative activities. The ATC also offers a variety of reservable spaces to work or collaborate with students or colleagues.
Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center (FDC)
promotes career-long faculty development in teaching and learning, scholarly and creative activities, professional and service activities, and the use of technology in these activities. Through its offerings, the FDC strives to support all faculty in exploring new interests and developing new skills, foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and community amongst faculty, recognize and support faculty in their varied accomplishments, support student learning by enhancing faculty development, and connect faculty growth to the university's mission, goals, and strategies.
Faculty Affairs & Records
The mission of Faculty Affairs & Records (FAR)
is to provide services and support to faculty, administrators, and staff on the implementation of campus policies and procedures for the evaluation of academic employees. FAR is the official repository of the Personnel Action Files for the full-time faculty and coordinates Retention, Tenure, and Promotion; Lecturer Evaluations; Post-Tenure Review; Student Opinion Questionnaires; and Sabbatical Leaves. It is our goal to administer academic employment processes effectively and efficiently and to serve as a resource for faculty throughout their Cal State Fullerton careers.
Online Education & Training
The Department of Online Education and Training (OET)
was established to create, promote, and support quality online and hybrid education. In addition to advising on instructional design, technical applications, course redesign, and accessibility, OET provides support for Canvas, CSUF's Learning Management System. OET also offers professional development opportunities (e.g., online certificate programs and workshops) and assists faculty in producing instructional media components.
Writing Across the Curriculum
The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program strives to support faculty teaching with writing, to improve student writing and learning, and to create a campus culture that values the ways writing can enhance learning.