Resources & Opportunities

The Online Proven Course Redesign Program (OPCRP) aims to support SSU academic departments in converting existing courses to online instructional formats. This program provides direct financial support and training to SSU faculty who participate in this opportunity. The program is supported by Academic Affairs through the Office of Academic Programs and the Faculty Center. Individual departmental awards may be considered at up to $35,000 per department. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis; new cohort dates TBA. All proposals must be submitted with the department chair and dean approval for full consideration.

Deadline Date
September 5, 2019

Sonoma State University, in collaboration with UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, is continuing another year of the Faculty Learning Program, previously under an NSF WIDER grant. This new program is funded under the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). The Faculty Center is co-facilitating this with Dr. Carmen Works, Chair of Chemistry at SSU.

Deadline Date
January 15, 2020
Contact the Faculty Center for more information.

Please consider joining the first cohort of a new Maker Professional Learning Community at Sonoma State, which will participate in a year-long program, during Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. Participants will engage in bi-weekly, creative seminars/activity labs, lead by Casey Shea, Coordinator for Maker Education, Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE). You can learn more about Casey's efforts with Sonoma County here. This program will be supported by the Faculty Center team including Director, Dr. Justin LIpp, and Educational Technology Application Expert, Joel Gould, M.A. Kickoff to begin Friday, January 25, 2019, 1-4pm, with regular workshops to follow every two-weeks thereafter.  Strongly encouraged "office hours" will take place on off-weeks on Friday afternoons as well.  Participant compensation of up to $1,000 for Spring 2019, and $1,000 for Fall 2019 full participation (only miss 1 scheduled main workshop).  Please apply by December 15 for full consideration.

View a draft version of the syllabus (November 15, 2018 Version)

Deadline Date
December 15, 2019
Please contact Justin Lipp,, to express interest or receive more information.

The goal of the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is to increase the number of faculty with the qualifications, motivation, and skills needed to teach the diverse students of the CSU.

CDIP prepares promising doctoral students for CSU faculty positions by providing financial support, mentorship by CSU faculty and professional development and grant resources. It is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

Find the application guidelines on the Chancellor's website. You may also connect directly with the CDIP Office by phone by calling (562) 951-4424 for more assistance.

Deadline Date
February 1, 2020
Applicant & Faculty Mentor Application Deadline

The SSU Faculty Center offers an intensive, hands-on semester-long professional development course for online and blended instruction for up to 12 SSU Faculty. The program is co-facilitated by SSU faculty members Dr. Krista Wolcott and Dr. Kristin Denver. Participants will experience the experience of being an online student while simultaneously building a redesigned online or blended course to be offered in the upcoming semester. Participants in this program may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 to complete the course. Bi-weekly sessions will cover best practices with online course design and delivery, and dedicated time is available with Faculty Center staff to help during the redesign process.

To apply, please email

Deadline Date
December 20, 2019
To apply for the next Cohort, please email

In an effort to reduce educational costs for students, provide access to high-quality instructional materials and alternative resources, and recognize faculty efforts in making instructional materials freely available; Sonoma State is partnering with the CSU system on two key initiatives: the Affordable Learning Solutions program and AB 798 Textbook Affordability Act. Collectively, these efforts are intended to promote student achievement for students at SSU. SSU has convened a Steering Group with representatives from Associated Students, Faculty, Disabled Student Services, Library, Faculty Center, Information Technology, and the SSU Bookstore. 

Deadline Date
November 15, 2019
Deadlines according to term implemented.