Hello Fresno State Faculty,
As we near the end of this challenging semester, so many questions remain unanswered regarding the upcoming academic year. Please know that our CFE team is working tirelessly, with input from various faculty committees on campus to create meaningful opportunities for professional development and support this summer. This has been a challenging time for all of us and we encourage you to review some of the faculty best practices of virtual instruction shared during our last Provost forum. It is evident, now more than ever, that faculty commitment to engaging with all of our students is critical to their success. Stories have been shared of faculty checking in on students in a variety of ways including phone calls, one on one consultations, Zoom sessions, Google Hangouts, and even "snailmail". Please continue to communicate and support our students in ways that are consistent and transparent. You can reach out to either of us directly with your ideas on how to support our faculty and our students as we move forward and create new pathways to achieve success. Continued health and wellness as we approach final exams.
Bryan D. Berrett
Professor of Deaf Studies
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Rudy J. Sanchez
Professor of Management
Interim Associate Vice President for Academic and Institutional Effectiveness