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Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence provides faculty professional development, technology training, support and development of academic uses of technology.

Located on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library we are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Our phone is 559.278.6892.


1. Lessons from the Lounge Line-up

Bring your lunch and learn something new 

2. Open Access Week is October 21 - 25

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to invite you to explore and celebrate reducing the cost of course materials for students. Food will be provided at each event for those who register and attend in person. Join our OER Faculty Fellow Dr. Vera Kennedy along with other committed OER librarians and faculty at Fresno State.The event will take place in the Henry Madden Library in room 2134 and you can also attend virtually via Zoom.

Something new each day. View descriptions and REGISTER here

OER Programs at Private Liberal Arts Institutions
Monday, October 21, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Open Access at Fresno State
Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 

Pedagogical Approaches to OER
Wednesdya, October 23, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Share Your Work and Increase Your Impact
Thursday, October 24, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. 

UDL and Accessibility of OER
Friday, October 25, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

3. Open Educational Resources Seminars

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are learning materials that are freely available for use, remixing, and redistribution. 

Click on the date/title to register for the seminar. Lunch will be provided for faculty who register. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Teaching OERThe session will examine open pedagogy and best practices. Faculty will explore methods for creating authentic experiences, collaborative learning, and humanizing the online environment

4. DISCOVERe Informational Sessions

DISCOVERe provides faculty the opportunity to transform the learning experience for students by leveraging technology in face-to-face classrooms. By exploring different technology integration frameworks, faculty select and adapt appropriate technology that aligns with their pedagogy and course learning outcomes to enhance student engagement. If you are interested in participating in the next cohort make sure to register and attend one of these info sessions. 

Registration link:

  • Monday, October 21, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., HML2134
  • Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. ONLINE USING ZOOM. We will send you a link to the virtual session

4. Learn about Universal Design for Learning

Talk about ideas to support your students content knowledge. Buff up High Impact Practices, and meet with UDL Fellow Dr. Kimberly and other committed UDL faculty at Fresno State.

  • Using Digital Content in Your Course
    Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in HML2134
    Specific strategies to boost your students ability to interact with digital content including the framework of UDL. Help students read digital content with deeper understanding, and access audio content for success.
  • Assessment Within the UDL Frame
    Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in HML2134
    What can it look like? Specific ideas, strategies and rubrics to encourage your students to dig deep and show what they know.
  • The Brain!
    Wednesday, December 11, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in HML2134
    Find out what three strategic networks in the brain affect learning and why the left brain - right brain theory of learning is a neuromyth. Specific strategies to activate learning through neuroscience.


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