The Faculty Support Services (FSS) unit provides direction and oversight to the Faculty Commons located on the 2nd floor of Pollak Library South. Combining the faculty support strength of the Divisions of Information Technology and Academic Affairs, and led by the Associate Vice-President for Faculty Affairs & Support, the directors and staff of the Academic Technology Center (ATC-IT), Faculty Affairs and Records (FAR-AA), Faculty Development Center (FDC-AA), Online Education and Training (OET-AA), Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC-AA) and Academic Senate (located on 1st floor Library) work together to provide supports and services to ALL faculty.
The Academic Senate is the official representative legislative body of the university and speaks on behalf of the university community on matters within its purview. The purpose of the Senate is to recommend policy on curriculum, academic standards, criteria and standards for the selection, retention and tenure of faculty members and other matters that affect faculty and students.
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 in these areas, 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 effective and accessible online, blended/hybrid, and technology-enhanced education. OET advises on instructional design, technical applications, course redesign, and accessibility. OET provides support for Canvas, CSUF's Learning Management System, in addition to professional development opportunities via online certificate programs and tech tool workshops. OET also assists in the production of instructional media components.
Writing Across the Curriculum
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. Read more about our programs and resources on our website.