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Dr. Connie Jones holding her book Essentials of College Teaching

Office of IDEAS Faculty Book Club

This faculty learning community (FLC) is open to all faculty members and led by Dr. Connie Jones, Fresno State Professor of Psychology and author of "The Essentials of College Teaching: A Guide for New and Adjunct College Instructors". Books will be provided and a modest professional development stipend will be awarded upon successful completion.

Join the Faculty Book Club

A large classroom with around 20 faculty seated in groups of 3-4 having discussions

HIT Refresh Spring Institute

March 26-28

Are you looking to make changes to your course? Is it time to give your course a refresh? The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of IDEAS are offering 6 half-day workshops (2 sessions each day) focusing on inclusion in the classroom, and student-centered approaches, and current and emerging technology. Participants will receive $150 in PD funds per session completed.

Learn more and register for HIT Refresh




The Office of IDEAS (Innovation and Digital Excellence for Academic Success) consolidates the Center for Faculty Excellence, DISCOVERe, Academic Technology Resource Center and the Accessible Resource Center under one umbrella administered by the Provost's Office. The office ensures that faculty and students have outstanding support for Canvas, Explorance, Panopto, Zoom and much more. IDEAS will continue the tradition of providing high-level professional development opportunities in the areas of open educational resources, accessible course content, technology, innovation, and pedagogy.


Inspire. Create. Encourage. Engage.


To inform and transform learning and teaching through practical, creative and innovative pedagogy.


To be the central support team for academic and technological innovation,
utilizing proven techniques for teaching and learning focused on student success.