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Your on-campus resource for professional needs is the Faculty Center for Professional Development (FCPD). The primary mission is to support and promote faculty in their roles as teachers, researchers, scholars, and as members of CSULB. Our office works to enhance faculty success at any career stage through workshops, consultations and resources.

Our services, resources, and events are available to all university instructors, including full- and part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants. We seek to promote 1) excellence in teaching and learning, 2) successful research and creative endeavors, 3) professional fulfillment, and 4) partnerships with other academic institutions and the regional, national and international community.


  • Provides Workshops & Events designed to organize and support events and workshops on teaching, technology, evaluation and research.
  • Provides individual consultations with lecturers that are confidential and informative;
  • Assists lecturers in developing course materials and professional portfolios.

Current Workshops & Events Calendar

Lecturers are encouraged to come to our scheduled workshops on a variety of subjects, ranging from new technologies to building skills in classroom instruction. All events through the FCPD are free to participants.

Our Location

The Faculty Center for Professional Development (FCPD) is located in the CSULB Library, Room 507.

Contact Us!

We encourage all faculty members to consider the Faculty Center as a haven and safe place at the university, where discussions are held in confidence. We welcome drop-ins, appointments, phone calls, and emails.

Dr. Terre Allen, Director

A professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Terre oversees all FCPD activities under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs.

Penelope Houston, Administrative Coordinator
(562) 985-5287

Lecturer Evaluations

The Lecturer Evaluation Process link includes an instructional memo, required forms and resources to help you build a comprehensive evaluation file. Deadlines for evaluation are determined by the college. Please consult your department chair for more information.

Documenting and Improving Your Teaching

All CSULB faculty are required to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. Follow this LINK to find out more information and resources to assist you in developing and documenting your teaching.
Demonstrating teaching effectiveness should include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Teaching material that complies with university policies and department-specified requirements such as the standard course outline (SCO).
  • Class assignments and activities that align with intended student learning outcomes and reflect high impact practices for the course level and content.
  • Assessment of student learning linked to required course learning outcomes, signature assignments, and/or culminating experiences.
  • Student evaluations/perceptions of teaching through the SPOT Form.
  • Narrative explanations of the development of course designs/redesigns, assignments, & assessments.