The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is designed to support promising doctoral students with a passion for becoming faculty members for the diverse student population in the California State University (CSU) system.
The Commons is a collection of resources to support development of potential future CSU faculty. Materials have been selected to facilitate:
While this collection of materials is designed to support participants in the CDIP program, we welcome all new faculty, as well as those who support faculty in other settings, and invite everyone to contribute. In addition to this home page, six areas will be explored in the Commons: Career Talk, Faculty Life (Scholarly Teaching, Research and Service), About CDIP Commons, and Sharing Ideas in MERLOT.
Faculty members track and communicate their records of accomplishment in a number of ways, including development of a curriculum vitae and a professional portfolio. A well-constructed record is key to obtaining a faculty position. Expertise making a case of accomplishment, along with knowledge of other issues such as the nature of faculty life, governance structures, professional expectations, campus resources, and the retention, tenure, promotion process are extremely valuable when pursuing or retaining a faculty position in the CSU system.
The mission of the CSU is dependent upon highly qualified faculty who engage in Scholarly Teaching, Research and Service. Applicants to CSU faculty positions must demonstrate a record of accomplishment in these three areas to be a competitive candidate for campus positions, and eventually to achieve tenure.
The commons resulted from several years of planning. The process used to determine what to include, who had contributed, and how to organize the materials is outlined on this page.
A collection of tutorials describes ways to use the MERLOT archive of teaching and learning materials. The Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) archive contains many types of materials for teaching either face to face or online. Some of the materials are: case studies, animations, simulations, assessments, and lessons searchable by field of study. It is also a wonderful place to locate and contact people with similar interests in the area of teaching and learning.
CDIP Community Commons by Dr. Robin D. Marion is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.merlot.org.
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