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
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)
Workshops and Webinars
We offer group workshops in multiple delivery formats (F2F, Online via Zoom and Teams). These sessions are designed and delivered around the following themes:
- Teaching Challenges and Solutions
- Teaching with Technology
- Effective Pedagogy: Active Learning, Flipped, Hy-Flex and more!
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Course Design or Redesign
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
- Grant Support
- And other topics by request
Consultations are completely confidential and are by appointment. Contact Kathy Hargett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-672-1768 to schedule.
Magna Commons-Self-Paced Programs
Magna Commons offers a vast library of faculty development programming embedded in Canvas! Watch previously recorded presentations, review supplemental materials and receive a certificate of completion for your records. From wherever you are, 24/7/365.
Microsoft Mondays in March!
Come learn from our Microsoft representative about the features and tools available to you as part of FSU's OFfice 365 platform to help you with your teaching and learning goals!
New Faculty Orientation-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 Learning Communities-Coming Soon!
Faculty Mentoring Program-Coming Soon!
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.
QM 6th Edition Rubric Update Video
A Closer Look at QM Standard 1
A Closer Look at QM Standard 2
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
Faculty Development Advisory Committee
The mission and function of the committee is to provide guidance and advice to the Office of Faculty Development on faculty development initiatives, policies, programs and related issues.
Dr. Daniel Autrey, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Dennis Corbin, Department of Social Work
Dr. Robert McGee, Department of Accounting, Finance, Heatthcare Administration and Information Systems
Dr. Daniel Montoya, Department of Psychology
Dr. Maria Orban, Department of English
Dr. Honbing Zhang, World Languages and Cultures
Dr. Stacye Blount, Department of Sociology
Dr. Zhenlu Cui, Department of Math and Computer Science
Dr. Marlina Duncan, Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects
Dr. Ruth King, Department of Accounting, Finance, Heatthcare Administration and Information Systems
Dr. Bonnie Grohe, Office of Faculty Development
Online Education Advisory Committee
The mission and function of the committee is to collaborate and advise the Office of Faculty Development on online education initiatives, procedures, training, support and related issues.
Dr. Angela Taylor, Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. Mohsen Souissi, Department of Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, and Information Systems
Dr. Kim Tran, Department of Psychology
Ms.Jihane Mauze, Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program
Ms. Diana Amerson, Bibliographic Instruction and Distance Education Librarian
Dr. Jilly Ngwainmbi, Department of Sociology
Dr. Bonnie Grohe, Office of Faculty Development, Chair