We strive to support programs that enhance all aspects of faculty work at CSUEB. We provide opportunities and space for faculty to collaborate on projects that improve teaching and student learning. We strive to enhance collegiality among faculty as we all expand our intellectual, pedagogical, and scholarly horizons. Our services are available to full and part-time CSU East Bay faculty at all stages of their academic careers.

In 2020-21 CSU EB joined the Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success: ACUE, NASH, CSU collaboration. The grant provides multiple CSU campuses with a year-long, evidence-based faculty development program in support of effective instruction. Fifty-four faculty members enrolled in the Association of College and University Educators “Course in Effective Online Teaching Practices,” a 25-module, academic-year-long professional development cohort experience. This course was facilitated by Kate Bell, Communications, and Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development, who also enrolled in the course. Faculty from all colleges and General Education participated. Modules covered topics such as Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Lifelong Learning, Course Design. Course content is an effective mix of engaging instructor interviews, teaching scenarios, implementation resources, discussion forums, and reflections.

This initiative will provide the opportunity to gather institutional data and student and faculty participant feedback to understand the impact of training in teaching strategies on student learning and success.

Join us to recognize ACUE Course Certificate holders May 7th at the spring Celebration of Teaching, 12-2 pm

 Register here.

Important Dates

  • Applications due: Monday, August 17th
  • ACUE Launch:  Friday,:August 21st, 10:00-11:30 am (by zoom)
  • Celebration of Teaching: May 7th, 2021, 12-2 pm


 General Education 1.9%, College of Science 18.5%, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Science 42.6%, College of Education 22.2%College of Business 13.0%,




Lecturer 38.9%, Full Professor 3.7%, Assistant Professor 46.3% Associate Professor 11.1%,



ACUE Facilitators 2020 Jessica Weiss and Kate Bell

 PARTICIPANTSCohort 1, Department, College Geoffrey Aguiar, Kinesiology,CEAS Michelle Charron, Social Work,CLASS Ivan Fedorenko, Marketing,COB Susi Ferrarello, Philosophy, CLASS Danielle Gaudry, Music, CLASS Donna Hamlin, Ph.D., Marketing, COB John Paul Horn, Social Work,CLASS Dale Ireland, English, CLASS   Summer Jackson, Criminal Justice Admin, CLASS Maha Jacobs, Communication, CLASS Ali Kashani, Philosophy, CLASS Talya Kemper, Teacher Education, CEAS Erick Kong, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, CEAS Liz Kyonka, Psychology, COS Jeri Little, Psychology, COS Peter Marsh, Music, CLASS Meaghan McCollow, Educational Psychology, CEAS Christopher Palmore, Criminal Justice Admin, CLASS Zachary Pietrantoni, Educational Psychology, CEAS Lisette Poole, Communication, CLASS Morgan Sanchez, Sociology & Social Services, CLASS Surendra Sarnikar, Management, COB Omri Shimron, Music, CLASS Jill Sumstad, English, CLASS Nancy White, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, CEAS E. Missy Wright, Kinesiology, CEAS Lan Wu, Marketing, COB Vanessa Yingling, Kinesiology, CEAS  Cohort 2, Department, College Ana Almeida, Biological Sciences, COS Ana Anguas-Wong, Psychology, COS Grant Brady, Management, COB Gregory Brueck, History, CLASS Linda Buchanan, Kinesiology, CEAS Faith Espudo, English, CLASS Elena Givental, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Geology, COS Christine Gottlieb, English, CLASS Keelin Jardin, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, CEAS Melody Keller, Psychology, COS Nidhi Khosla, Health Sciences, COS Ja Won Lee, Art, CLASS Daisy Muralles, University Library, LIB Jiyoun Myung, Statistics & Biostatistics, COS Jeffrey Newcomb, Marketing, COB Sahar Nouredini, Nursing, COS Andrew Pasquinelli, General Education, GE Kevin Pina, Communication, CLASS Ashiyan Ian Rahmani, Communication, CLASS Jocyl Sacramento, Ethnic Studies, CLASS Jennifer Sherwood, Kinesiology, CEAS Alicia Swartz, Nursing, COS JK Tran, Ethnic Studies, CLASS Heather Vilhauer, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, CEAS Ya You, Marketing, COB Jennifer Zenovich, Communication, CLASS 1 and 2




Back to the Bay, CSUEB's annual professional development event is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Office of Faculty Development/Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching, Office of the Online Campus, and University Extension. Each year since 2003, Back to the Bay brings faculty and staff together to share their expertise, and learn from one another and campus experts about topics of interest to faculty in their roles as teachers, advisors, researchers, users of technology, and active participants in the campus community. Back to the Bay features variety of workshops on pedagogy, research, governance, and teaching with technology at our state-of-the-art facility (Valley Business & Technology Center [VBT]). Back to the Bay falls on the last Thursday before instruction begins at the beginning of the fall semester. 

The Center for Community Engagement efforts and initiatives focus on ways that Cal State East Bay can contribute to the well being of our local communities. Our community partners represent a broad scope of non profit and public entities that contribute to education, arts, equity, community health, food security, and sustainability. Our office supports faculty, students, and community agencies in a variety of ways: Curriculum Development, Community Contacts, Student Placements, Professional Development, and Project Planning

New Faculty Orientation provides the opportunity for new faculty to:

  • Network with other newly hired faculty and representatives from campus organizations
  • Learn human resources related information
  • Be exposed to relevant campus support services
  • Become acquainted with CSU East Bay Students and strategies for the classroom
  • Hear tips for a successful first year.

NFO takes place during the two weeks before instruction begins.

The Faculty in Residence (FIR) Program provides an opportunity for faculty from across campus to work in the OFD/FaCET, helping encourage faculty to improve teaching and learning at CSUEB. There have been FIRs with a focus on technology, the scholarship of teaching and learning, assessment, diversity, service learning, and new faculty programs. 

The Faculty Mentoring Program pairs untenured faculty members with experienced faculty from other departments or colleges. The mentoring relationship remains undocumented and confidential. The program’s goal is to provide opportunities for new faculty to meet colleagues in other disciplines with whom they can discuss shared interests as well as concerns about their teaching and professional lives in an informal setting. The mentoring program is also an opportunity to establish social relationships outside of the home department that foster collegiality across disciplines. The mentor and mentee determine the frequency of meetings.

Apply for a Mentor or to be one

If you would like to be assigned a mentor, please answer the questions and attach a copy of this document to an email to Jessica Weiss. Mentor/mentee pairs are matched Winter quarter or on an as needed basis.

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.

Certificates: In addition to the ongoing High-Impact Practices Certificate, designated workshops now may also be taken to fulfill the requirements for a First Year Faculty Experience Certificate,  Certificates may be included in dossiers and portfolios to help illustrate consistent faculty development in specific competency areas. Awardees are invited to attend the Celebration of Teaching usually held the last Friday of instruction, Spring semester.

  • FYFE (First Year Faculty Experience) workshops are targeted to first year faculty but open to all.
  •  HIPs Certificate workshops are open to all faculty; those completing 4 of the 6 workshops receive a HIPS Certificate.
  • Certificates may be earned, and workshops taken, over a period of 1-3 years.

Each academic year the Office of Faculty Development offers a variety of writing supports. Beginning in 2016-2017 we offered a 30 day writing challenge and twice yearly writing retreats began in 2015-2016. Faculty interested in establishing a writing accountability group should email Jessica Weiss.