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Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

New Faculty Institute

The New Faculty Institute (NFI), a Center for Academic Excellence initiative, seeks to provide new faculty with resources and activities that promote their teaching and institutional agency.

Each year, new faculty are included in a yearlong community of teaching and learning designed to strengthen the link between faculty and student success.

Activities will engage and orient participants in CSM values and familiarize them with its students, programs, and resources.


  • Promote student-centered pedagogy
  • Increase new faculty's sense of institutional agency
  • Provide training to effectively use relevant technology (smart classrooms, learning management systems (LMS's), and social media)
  • Enhance cross-disciplinary dialogue and promote collaboration

Contact Us

Liz Schuler
Professional Development Coordinator

Tarana Chapple
Dean, ASLT Divison
(650) 574-6572
Final Exams
December 10-16, 2023
Winter Recess
December 22 – January 1
Spring Classes Begin
January 16, 2024
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