Research & Scholarly Excellence

As part of the Center for Inclusive Excellence’s (CIE) mission to support inclusive excellence as an institutional value and as a fundamental and necessary ingredient for research and scholarship excellence and innovation, the CIE hosts several initiatives and programs to cultivate, support and recognize faculty, including:

Two monthly online programs feature and recognize faculty excellence, featured on the SDSU website.

Science and Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: SDSU faculty are leaders in the science and scholarship that forms the foundation for why diversity on campuses is critical to innovation and excellence. Online stories will feature SDSU faculty whose scholarship and research uncovers the links between diversity and excellence. 

Innovation and Excellence: This features SDSU faculty whose work embodies innovation and excellence, serving to recognize and amplify the innovative work by SDSU faculty who are leaders in their field, producing transformative and innovative research and scholarship.

Thriving in the Academy Monthly interactive faculty workshops center around curriculum from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), and are designed for SDSU faculty from all colleges to support productivity, foster cross-campus networking, and provide a space for faculty to share and learn together, generating tangible products and strategies designed to help faculty thrive in the academy. Topics include:

  • Strategic planning to support research/scholarly productivity
  • Fostering writing/productivity practice
  • Managing stress
  • Mastering time management
  • Cultivating mentors and networks
  • Engaging in healthy conflict
Dedicated Writing Space (DWS): This is a weekly program that was developed based on feedback from the first Thriving in the Academy workshop in Fall 2019. Each week, faculty are invited to attend a session of dedicated writing where they can set aside needed time to write and build community among faculty. DWS time is unstructured and yours to command - no programming or presentations