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Welcome to the Office of Faculty Development!

We provide training, support and professional development to faculty members to promote continued excellence in their teaching, research, service responsibilities and work-life needs.

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Canvas Course Checklist: outlines the minimum instructional design criteria for all courses using Canvas

Canvas Student Orientation Information: provides steps for students to access and complete an online orientation to Canvas.

SAMR Model for Technology Integration: describes a useful model for understanding Canvas' role in enhancing teaching and learning.

Office of Faculty Development Canvas site: view past webinars and teaching and learning materials at your convenience.

Digital Commons Library
: unlimited access to the Magna Commons Digital Library. For information on how to access our campus subscription, visit the OFD site in Canvas.

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We provide professional development opportunities to enhance educational endeavors at FSU and promote innovative pedagogical and technological practices that meet the needs of the student body. 

Our vision is to provide high quality professional development, training and support based on systematic, data driven processes that lead to the effective development and retention of high quality faculty and improved student learning outcomes.

NC SARA Compliance

Federal and State regulations require institutions to become authorized to operate in each state where they serve students. This process is inefficient, expensive and ineffective in supporting access to quality distance education nationwide.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) offers a solution to the state authorization requirements. It is a voluntary, reciprocity process that allows institutions to become authorized by their home state rather than individual states. Thus eliminating the need for individual approvals in all states where institutions serve students. NC-SARA also supports efforts to increase educational attainment by making authorization more efficient and uniform across states, and more effective at dealing with quality and integrity issues in distance education.

Additional information and resources are located on the OFD Canvas site including:

  1. Provost Young's Email
  2. NC-SARA Presentation
  3. NC-SARA Compliance Guidelines
  5. Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education



Office of Faculty Development
Fayetteville State University

Address and Location

Taylor Social Science Building, 2nd Floor

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Phone: (910) 672-1768

Bonnie Grohe, Ph.D.

Administrative Support Associate
Ms. Kathy Hargett

Online Faculty Orientation 
Upcoming Dates

February 5th-March 5th
April 2nd-April 30th

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