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The Office of Faculty Development

FDEV Advisory Board

FDEV Advisory Board Purpose

The purpose of the Faculty Development Advisory Board is to advance the FDEV mission by providing strategic advice and recommendations on programming to the FDEV Director.

FDEV Advisory Board Membership

FDEV voting members include:

  • One representative from each College (AGR, BSS, BUS, CME, ECC, HFA, NSC). The Colleges of AGR, BSS, and BUS will serve terms beginning in even number years, the Colleges of CME, ECC, HFA, and NSC will serve terms beginning in odd number years. The FDEV Advisory Board Chair will contact the Deans to request faculty participation on the Board and explain the faculty duties and responsibilities. Deans are invited to contact faculty in their College to inquire about possible interest in serving on the Board. The FDEV Advisory Board Chair shall ensure that at least one member of the Board shall be from each rank (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) to allow for diverse needs to be addressed and discussed.
  • One representative from the Academic Senate (the member will be appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee).
  • One representative from the Meriam Library (appointed by the Dean of the library in consultation with the faculty)
  • One representative from the Technology and Learning Program (appointed by the TLP lead)
  • One lecturer (invited by Deans, rotating alphabetically among Colleges annually)
  • One Dean (appointed by the Provost)
  • One representative appointed by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
  • Faculty Learning Community/Program Leads (see recusal policy)

With the exception of FLC/Program Leads (who serve during their time as Leads) and lecturers (who serve annually), members are appointed for two years, and the appointment can be renewed. In the case of multiple unexcused absences, the FDEV Advisory Board Chair can re-recruit for that position.

Member recruitment shall happen in April and the new Board members will attend the final meeting of the year and will participate in the Chair election. The FDEV Advisory Board Chair is elected by the Board members at the final meeting of each academic year for a 1-year appointment, which may be renewed. The FDEV Advisory Board Chair has the responsibility to recruit the Board members as appointment deadlines approach, create the Board meeting agenda, facilitate the FDEV Advisory Board meetings, and serve as liaison to the FDEV Director.

No Board member shall vote on any issue that affects them personally.


A quorum to conduct business shall consist of a majority of the voting members of the Faculty Development Advisory Board in attendance at a regular or special meeting of the Board. Voting members of the Advisory Board shall assign their proxy to another member of the Board (with the exception of the Chair) when unable to attend a Board meeting because of a scheduled class or other work-related responsibility. Assignation of a proxy should be communicated via email and the Chair should be included in that communication. At times, Board members might be asked to vote electronically.

Voting Members’ Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly meetings (2 hours each), teaching schedule permitting
  • Serve as liaison with college/unit (disseminate information, solicit participation)
  • Serve on FDEV sub-committees

Ex-officio (non-voting) members:

  1. Director of Faculty Development
  2. FDEV Administrative Support Coordinator

The FDEV Administrative Support Coordinator provides logistical support to the FDEV Advisory Board and records minutes.

A non-voting member can vote on sub-committee recommendations

Advisory Board Responsibilities

  • Set annual priorities, including allocation of funds, for FDEV in consultation with the Director of Faculty Development.
  • Review FDEV Grants and Awards in alignment with the FDEV mission, budget, and yearly priorities: Review/revise requests for proposals; review and rank submissions
  • Advise the FDEV Director and support annual CELT Conference on Learning and Teaching, FLCs, programs, themes, new initiatives, etc.
  • Advise and support other FDEV activities: suggestions for workshop topics, college- or other unit-specific services, etc.

Timeline of Major Advisory Board Activities

September: FLC Leads selection for Spring

October: FLC call for applications (Spring FLCs)

November: FLC applications review (Spring FLCs)

December: FLC leads report to FDEV Advisory Board

January-February: Discussion about summer institutes/programs and leads selection

February: FLC Leads selection for Fall

March: FLC call for applications (Fall FLCs)

April: FLC applications review (Fall FLCs), FDEV Advisory Board member recruitment

April-May: Discussion about annual priorities and FDEV budget

May: FDEV Advisory Board Chair election, FLC leads report to FDEV Advisory Board

FDEV Advisory Board Members



Josh Trout

Director of Faculty Development

Chris Fosen

Chair of Faculty Development Advisory Board

Benjamin Van Dusen

Natural Sciences

Brian Oppy

Chair Development Community

Celina Phillips

Teaching First Generation Students

Chiara Ferrari

Quality Learning and Teaching

David Alexander

Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management

Eddie Vela

MPP Representative

Garrett Liles


Holly Nevarez

Chair Development Community

Joni Dunlap

Professional Development Consultant for Inclusive Teaching

Josh Moss

Communication and Education

Kathy Fernandes

Technology & Learning Program

Kim Jaxon


Matt Thomas

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Mentoring Program

Michelle Morris

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Nathan Heggins Bryant

Humanities and Fine Arts

Vicky Junco

Lecturer Representative

William Cuthbertson

Meriam Library