Office of Faculty Development

Services provided by OFD/FaCET

These are just some of the services OFD/FaCET provides to the CSU East Bay faculty community.

Dossier & Portfolio Preparation

We offer workshops that provide overviews of dossier preparation for faculty who are submitting materials for promotion, retention, or tenure and for lecturers applying for range elevation. We also arrange informal hands-on dossier preparation sessions.

Faculty Reading Room, Brown-Bag Lunches, & Drop-In Center

We maintain a collection of books, periodicals, reports, videotapes, and other materials related to teaching and learning in our Faculty Reading Room. Topics of interest include classroom assessment techniques, collaborative teaching strategies, how diversity enriches learning, mentoring, and connections between the classroom and our global community. Faculty may drop by the Faculty Center to browse through these materials, use the video player, check out materials for a week at a time, or simply have a cup of coffee and some conversation. You can find a partial list of our holdings here


OFD/FaCET sponsors orientations for new tenure-track faculty and lecturers. These sessions introduces participants to each other, and to individuals and offices that provide support and help faculty establish a professional network on campus. We work with department chairs to assist new faculty and with search committees to welcome candidates to campus.

Individual Consultations

The OFD/FaCET offers individual, confidential consultation about classroom teaching; sabbatical applications; the promotion, tenure, and retention process; range elevation; and post-tenure review. Consultation is also available on revising syllabi, developing particular teaching strategies or assignments, discussing questions concerning student outcomes assessment, teaching and learning styles, and use of classroom technologies. Faculty also may request a confidential class observation.

Writing Circles

The OFD/FaCET can help organize writing circles for groups of faculty who wish to meet regularly to support and advise one another on their professional writing projects.

Stipends & Awards for Teaching

The OFD/FaCET provides information about and distribution of Requests For Proposals (RFPs) when special opportunities for stipends for travel or other funding for projects related to teaching and learning are available.

In addition, the OFD/FaCET coordinates awards for exceptional contributions to teaching and student learning at Cal State East Bay.

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