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Center For Faculty DevelopmentAbout Us

Mission Statement

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) at Old Dominion University provides comprehensive professional development opportunities for ODU instructional faculty at all levels and stages of their careers. Initiatives are designed to enhance the University's academic culture and support innovations in teaching, research, and mentorship. The Center offers a sense of shared community grounded in academic excellence.

The CFD pursues its vision of comprehensive professional development through collaborative partnerships with the ODU community. The Center for Faculty Development strives to enhance academic culture through scholarly initiatives that engage the quality and changing nature of higher education and offers a range of scholarly-based programs.


Our vision promotes the professional development of faculty to engage new pedagogies and instructional innovation in order to enhance student learning. We support a university culture that advances excellence in teaching and research, one offering a network of support for faculty at all ranks and career stages as well as a collaborative outlet for faculty voices.

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To set up an appointment for private consultations, contact Annette Finley-Croswhite or Tomeka Wilcher. Consultations can include advice tied to career development, classroom instruction, mentorship and/or academic success.

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