Explore Faculty Resources and Support
The College and University provide a wide range of resources and support for faculty to support faculty as they navigate their careers at CSULB.
Get started with the Faculty Affairs Faculty Handbook, CSULB Lecturer Resources and the Faculty Center for Professional Development's (FCPD) New Faculty page! The FCPD also provides workshops and events, including the Scholarly Writing Institute.
CSULB's Faculty Center for Professional Development provides a wealth of teaching resources, including a Teaching Jumpstart, Lecturer Faculty Resources, and Technology Links and Tips. 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.
The University provides a wide range of resources for supporting the academic and personal success of our students. The Faculty Center for Professional Development curates a collection of these resources.
Research Consultants and Institutional Review Board Support
Through a collaboration between the College and the Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness, research consultants are available Fall and Spring semesters to conduct workshops and offer individual consultations related to qualitative and quantitative research projects and theses, grant proposals, instrument design, data analysis and more. Consultants are available for faculty, staff, and students.
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.
Matching Assigned Time for Funded External Grants
Faculty who are successful with an external grant proposal may apply for one-to-one matching reassigned time from the College. The cap for reassigned time from all sources (e.g., program coordination, grants, new tenure-track faculty) is 6 units per semester. The Dean may grant exceptions based on operational needs. The availabilty of matching funds varies from year to year and may not always be available. Contact the Dean's Office for a form to apply for matching funds.
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.