Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

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Center for Faculty Development
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192



The Center offers many programs and services, in partnerships with the Office of Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Research Foundation, the Tower Foundation and the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Library to support faculty as the develop their scholarly and creative efforts.

Heading off to a conference or professional gathering of some sort?  You might find our Conference Notebook useful, as you prepare, participate, and then follow up.

Interested in publishing your research and scholarship?  SJSU faculty and librarians shared expert advice, during a "Lunch-and-Learn" panel entitled Pearls of Wisdom from SJSU Journal Editors & Librarians.

Other resources to support faculty research:

Internal Grants

The Office of Research and the Center for Faculty Develompent oversee several internal grant competitions, offering faculty opportunities to apply for release time, travel funds and other resources.

Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association Award

The award was created by SJSU ERFA (Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association) to support scholarly research and creative activity that advance the careers of faculty applicants.

"RSCA" with Undergraduate Students

Several units on campus collaborate to provide and support opportunties for faculty to include undergraduate students in their research, scholarship and creative activity.

External Grants and Awards

The SJSU Research Foundation provides support to faculty as they seek to identify potential funders, as they develop proposals, and as they manage their grants, post-award. Research Foundation staff offer individual consultation and workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to research and scholarship. 

Grant Writing Support

Faculty are invited to explore the variety of programs and resources designed to assist them in honing their research interests, in finding collaborators and in crafting proposals.

Organized Research Groups

Organized research and training units (ORUs) are established within the University to facilitate the conduct and dissemination of research, perform public services, and provide special training. They serve to fulfill the long range needs and interests of the faculty and the university. San José State University has over 30 research units and facilities that partner industry with academic research to enhance technology, encourage development of new products, and improve education. 

Faculty Writing Program

With so many plates spinning, it can be difficult for faculty to make time for their scholarly and creative agendae. Several times each year, the Center partners with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and with the King Library to offer "oases" - time and space for faculty to come and write, uninterrupted. We also offer work sessions on a variety of topics to help faculty stay current and find appropriate outlets for their work. Upon request, we can provide consulting (about library searches, research design, data analysis, and similar topics) as well as a critical-friend review of your manuscripts.

Conducting and Publishing Research on Teaching and Learning

The wealth of resources listed here will guide you to find venues for disseminating your insights and good work in teaching. The staff at the Center is also here to assist you.