Office of Faculty Development

 First Year Faculty Experience

The First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) workshops were first offered beginning Fall 2012 to address and anticipate the needs of faculty new to the CSUEB campus. Comprised of ten to twelve workshops across the academic year, the workshops fall under three broad topical categories: teaching, research, and campus policies and governance. Attendance is rewarded through stipends and a year-end gift from Academic Affairs.

2016-2017 FYFE Workshop Descriptions PDF

Register for FYFE Workshops

2016 - 2017
Access to Accessibility: Best Practices for Faculty

April 5th, 1-2:30 pm, SA 4350 (Repeats on: April 6th, 1-2:30 pm, SA 4350)

Join the members of the Accessibility Services team to learn about accessibility, early adoption of textbooks, testing accommodations, accessible furniture, and a student perspective on  East Bay classrooms and courses. We'll discuss "case histories" in order to explore student and faculty responsibilities and rights and learn about the College Link program for students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presenters: Katie Brown, Accessibility Services, Staff, Accessibility Services
Student Conduct/Student Care: Responding to and Assisting Students in and outside the Classroom:

Thursday, Apr 13, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, SA 4350

When does a student's behavior or demeanor cross the line into a conduct issue? What are some strategies faculty and Student Affairs/Student Health Services staff can reach for such as mediation and referrals to support services. How can faculty help set the stage for fruitful resolutions before infractions occur and who can they turn to for support themselves and for students in these instances? Please join representatives from four SA offices for a useful and informative presentation that includes discussion of case studies and addresses faculty concerns. Presenters: Alex Baker, Student Health Services, James Carroll, Student Conduct, Caitlin Kauffman, Student Health Services, Terri Labeaux, Risk Management
Critical Incidents: Grading: Expectations, Extensions, and Appeals!

Tuesday, April 25, 2:00-3:30 pm, SF 328

In this workshop, we will view short video clips from the University of Victoria Critical Incidents series on difficult conversations between faculty and students. We will brainstorm responses and strategies and think about their applications in interactions we have had or may have in the future. We will also discuss the Grading Appeals and Grievance Committee and its processes and hear tips for grading and communication with students. (Critical Incidents I: 3,4, 5) Facilitator: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development, Erica Wildy, Grade Appeal and Grievance Committee
Faculty Governance, University Service, and Opportunities for Leadership

Wednesday, May 3, 12:00-1:30pm, SA 4350

CSUEB has a long and rich tradition of Faculty Governance and service. This session will map the organization of, opportunities for, and benefits of involvement in service. Panelists will also provide tips on balancing service with research and teaching. Participants will be encouraged to create an interest list of several service opportunities to explore and undertake down the road.
Life Cycle of Grants: From Inspiration to Final Product

Tuesday, May 9, 2:00-4:00 pm, SF 328

Join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for an overview of the entire grant cycle, from finding funding opportunities, to proposal submission, to program implementation and close out.  We will discuss compliance issues involved in research (IRB, IACUC, etc.), crafting your proposal, timelines and more. Presenters: Jeff Seitz, Chantal Eberle, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Retention Dossiers: Year 2

Tuesday, May 1612:00-1:30 pm, SA 4350

This First Year Faculty Experience workshop is an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the RTP policy, think about evidence of achievement and service, and discuss responding to first/second -year retention letters in the dossier due November 10th (or January 15). One additional goal will be to have participants leave with ideas for a multi- year plan of action to prepare for tenure submission with a  dossier that reflects your accomplishments and planning in achievements. (Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.) Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development
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