New Faculty Survival Guide
Message from the President
Welcome to California State University, Stanislaus. I am pleased that you chose to join us. CSU Stanislaus is an exciting place to be - small enough to allow you to really connect with your students, colleagues and community, yet large enough to offer many resources to support your professional interests.
We are a student-centered campus that is committed to student success and providing high quality learning experiences. Students here are eager to learn and they seek opportunities to interact with faculty, gain experience in their field, and serve the community. We have the best students, bar none.
Student success begins with teaching excellence, and we are committed to supporting your professional development. In addition to the research and scholarship activities available to you, CSU Stanislaus is fortunate to have the Faculty Development Center. At the FDC, you will have access to workshops and other activities for your academic and personal enrichment.
In addition to these opportunities, you will find that the university community and the local community are also invaluable resources. Our faculty and staff are committed to student success and are available to provide assistance, advice, and support as you navigate your first year here. The local community is eager to support the university as well. There are many opportunities, for example, for incorporating field experiences into the classroom.
CSU Stanislaus really is a hidden gem. I hope that you will join me in spreading the word so that it – and our students, faculty and staff – receive the recognition that is so richly deserved.
I wish you all of the best during your first year at CSU Stanislaus and beyond.
Joseph F. Sheley,