Office of Faculty Development
In support of FSU’s mission, the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) provides training, support and professional development to faculty members to promote excellence in teaching and learning. OFD programming and services foster and support quality and integrity in all courses types to positively impact the faculty, the students they teach and FSU as an institution.
OFD Programming Schedule
See What's New from OFD
New Faculty Orientation- Teaching and Learning
This program is required of all new tenure-track faculty members.
New Faculty Orientation (NFO-TL) is a program facilitated by The Office of Faculty Development and Online Education that is designed to orient and assist new tenure-track, tenured, faculty members to FSU. This comprehensive orientation focuses on key resources, services, and information designed to assist and support new faculty in getting started in their faculty role, particularly in teaching and learning at FSU.
Online and Hybrid Certification
This program is required of all faculty who plan to teach online or hybrid courses at FSU.
The Certification involves three steps: 1) training, 2) course development, and (3) Quality Matters course review. It focuses on the Quality Matters program for hybrid and online course design, best practices for delivering high quality hybrid and online courses and Canvas proficiency.
- Course Duration: 6 weeks
- Fully online training
To become certified, faculty must:
- Complete all assignments, tasks and assessments in the specified modules;
- Fully develop an online or hybrid course and;
- Complete the Quality Matters course review process.
This program is offered twice per year in June and November. Online registration is available on the OFD Calendar, and the course syllabus is available for review on the OFD on Canvas site.
To learn more, review the Online & Hybrid Guidelines (pdf)
Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Programming
We offer group workshops in multiple delivery formats (F2F, Online via Teams). These sessions are designed and delivered around the following themes:
- Quality Course Design
- Engaged and Effective Teaching Practices
- Teaching and Learning with Technology
- Professional Development and Success
View our list of programs and register online on the OFD Calendar on our homepage.
One on one consultations provide an opportunity for you to meet with an OFD team member about a variety of topics which can include:
- Canvas Learning Management System
- Quality Matters Standards Implementation and Course Reviews
- Course Design or Redesign
- Educational Technology Integration and Implementation
- Teaching Consultations
- And other topics by request
Consultations are completely confidential and by appointment. Contact Kathy Hargett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-672-1768 to schedule.
Information on GoToKnowledge Coming Soon!
Faculty 4th Fridays
Monthly events that bring campus experts and faculty together to discuss important issues related to teaching and learning.
To suggest a topic and/or sign up to facilitate a session, please submit this form: https://forms.office.com/r/XBrs6JjgBG.
Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP)
FMP was developed to help new faculty understand the multifaceted roles of academia, which can then provide a clearer map to success in their academic roles.
All FSU teaching faculty and staff are able to participate in the FMP as a mentor or mentee.
- Mentors-Senior faculty members Associate level or higher for tenure track faculty pairing; 5+ years experience at FSU for non-tenure track faculty pairing
- Mentees-Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track Faculty & Teaching Staff with 3 years or less at FSU teaching at least 1 course per semester.
- Tenure Track Faculty will be paired with Senior Faculty with Tenure
- Non-Tenure Track Faculty will be paired with Senior Faculty with 5+ years of experience teaching at FSU.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please click the link to sign up below:
The Technology Sandbox provides information and access to new educational technology that FSU has purchased or is considering purchasing. Share your feedback to inform purchasing decisions! Check out what's new!
See What's New at OFD by Dr. Claudette Fuller
What's New at OFD video transcript
Links to Embedded Videos:
Canvas Studio Overview: https://tinyurl.com/bde4rawz
One Button-Lightboard Studio:https://youtu.be/TFF3MEqRE-s
Information on all of the educational technology available at FSU can be located on the OFD on Canvas site.
Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
Effective College Teaching Practices Certificate
Outstanding Online & Hybrid Course Design
Dr. David Allen
Department of Psychology
Dr. Joie Hain
Dr. John Mattox
Dr. Gregory McElveen
Dr. Kaela Nommay
Dr. Carla Padilla
Dr. Kimberly Smith-Burton
Dr. Thomas Van Cantfort
Dr. Abdoul Wane
Dr. Kimberly Weston-Moore
Dr. Molly Williams
Dr. Karryll Winborne-Phillips
Dr. Cynthia Wooten
Outstanding Online Course Design & Delivery
2017 Award Recipents
QM 6th Edition Rubric Update Video
A Closer Look at QM Standard 1
A Closer Look at QM Standard 2