Explore Faculty Resources and Support
The College and University provide a wide range of resources and support for faculty as they navigate their careers at CSULB.
Get started with the Faculty Affairs Faculty Handbook and CSULB Lecturer Resources. The College also hosts a one-stop shop for lecturer faculty and a curated collection of resources on navigating the academic career.
CSULB's Faculty Center for Professional Development provides a wealth of teaching resources. In addition, the College has compiled a collection of research-based Teaching Best Practices and a set of Web-based Teaching and Learning Resources organized by topical area.
Teaching coaches provide service to the College through supporting colleagues’ teaching activities. Department chairs have nominated coaches based on their positive teaching evaluations over time, innovative instructional pedagogies, and ability to dialogue with colleagues about teaching. Our teaching coaches view serving in this role as an opportunity to exchange ideas and enhance their own teaching as well as encourage conversations about effective teaching in the college.
Individuals, co-instructors, or small groups may seek support from a CED teaching coach for areas such as interactive teaching strategies, co-teaching, teaching with technology, rubric development, classroom dynamics, and culturally competent pedagogy.
Writing, Grant and Research Consultants and Institutional Review Board Support
During the Fall and Spring semesters, CED Co-Directors of Research and Grants Cara Richards-Tutor and Bita Ghafoori offer twice-monthly writing retreats and individual consultations on manuscripts, revise and resubmits, grant development, and more. Research consultations are also available to faculty, staff and students and may cover qualitative and quantitative research projects and theses, grant proposals, instrument design and data analysis. The Co-Directors of Research and Grants provide qualitative research consultations, while Jonathan O'Brien provides qualitative research consultations during Fall and Spring Semesters. Request a writing, grant or research consultation.
The College also provides a liaison to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for general consultations regarding the IRB process and review of applications prior to submission. The IRB Liaison is available for graduate students, faculty, and staff.
CED and CSULB Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards
The University and College provide a number of competitive award opportunities to support faculty research and scholarly activities. Several of these awards represent collaborative efforts between the college and university. More information on awards is available.
External Grants and Contracts
The College and University collaborate to provide resources for faculty to develop, submit, and manage external grants and contracts. The Research and Grants pages provide more details.
Grant Incentive Ressigned Time for Funded External Grants
Faculty who receive external grant funding in the form of reassigned time buy out at the full salary and benefit rate may apply to receive additional reassigned time from the College. The purpose of Grant Incentive Reassigned Time is to extend the work beyond the funded grant activities, including implementation in the College or community, conducting and/or disseminating research findings from the grant, and/or preparing to submit a subsequent grant. Full-time faculty may request up to 3 units of reassigned time per academic year. In order to be eligible, the faculty member may not receive reassigned time in excess of the cap of 6 units per semester from all sources (e.g., program coordination, grants, contracts, new tenure-track faculty reassigned time, etc.). Applications must be received by no later than March 1 to be considered for College-funded reassigned time for the following Fall Semester and October 1 for the following Spring Semester.
Additional Resources for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
- The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides opportunities for first and second year students to participate in research with a faculty member. Undergraduate research assistants work 6-12 hours per week, funded by the University, on projects assigned by the Research Sponsor. More information about becoming a Research Sponsor.
- Dr. Farmer's recommended guides for selecting a journal for publishing:
The Academic Senate provides a variety of Policy Statements and Resolutions that guide important aspects of faculty work at the University.