Vision, Mission, & Goals of the Faculty Center

Our Vision

Our vision is for the Faculty Center to be a beacon of excellence in promoting and embracing equitable and inclusive practices in pedagogy, scholarship, and service, and in building a community of faculty, staff, and students at CSULB.

Our Mission and Goals

The mission of the Faculty Center, as an integral component of Faculty Affairs, is to create a welcoming environment for faculty members to seek both support and community. The primary goals of the Center include:

Fostering Inclusive Excellence in Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Service by

  • Acquainting faculty members with the diverse needs of students in terms of abilities, experiences, and ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, and empowering the faculty by providing them with the necessary tools to work with students in and out of the classroom thereby enhancing student success
  • Cultivating a culture of classroom innovation that will equip faculty members with pedagogical tools and strategies that foster an inclusive and engaging classroom climate; expand access to learning for students of different backgrounds, experiences, affiliations, and abilities; and develop students’ critical thinking skills
  • Nurturing a culture of inclusive dialogue that will foster successful and effective mentoring relationships among faculty and students of diverse backgrounds
  • Acquainting faculty with resources and programs designed to support them in developing and sustaining their research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Fostering a culture of service and civic responsibility among faculty.
  • Assisting faculty with career planning and retention, tenure, and promotion

Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an Asset by

  • Celebrating diversity among faculty (staff and students) with the goal of recruiting and retaining faculty who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Catering to the needs of all faculty (Lecturer, Tenure-Track, and Tenured Faculty) at all stages of their professional careers

Promoting Faculty Social, Emotional, and General Wellbeing and Building Community by

  • Promoting a campus culture of belonging among CSULB faculty, staff, and students
  • Creating a collegial environment of shared purpose and mutual support, and promoting a culture of campus collaboration in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Creating a safe space for various faculty constituents and providing a welcoming environment for faculty to seek both support and community

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