Resources & Opportunities

The goal of the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is to increase the number of faculty with the qualifications, motivation, and skills needed to teach the diverse students of the CSU.

CDIP prepares promising doctoral students for CSU faculty positions by providing financial support, mentorship by CSU faculty and professional development and grant resources. It is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

Find the application guidelines on the Chancellor's website. You may also connect directly with the CDIP Office by phone by calling (562) 951-4424 for more assistance.

Deadline Date
February 1, 2020
Applicant & Faculty Mentor Application Deadline

The Center for Teaching and Educational Technology offers an intensive, hands-on semester-long professional development course for online and blended instruction for up to 12 SSU Faculty. The program is co-facilitated by SSU faculty members Dr. Krista Wolcott and Dr. Kristin Denver. Participants will experience the experience of being an online student while simultaneously building a redesigned online or blended course to be offered in the upcoming semester. Participants in this program may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 to complete the course. Bi-weekly sessions will cover best practices with online course design and delivery, and dedicated time is available with CTET staff to help during the redesign process.

To apply, please email

Deadline Date
June 1, 2020
To apply for the next Cohort, please email

In an effort to reduce educational costs for students, provide access to high-quality instructional materials and alternative resources, and recognize faculty efforts in making instructional materials freely available; Sonoma State is partnering with the CSU system on two key initiatives: the Affordable Learning Solutions program and AB 798 Textbook Affordability Act. Collectively, these efforts are intended to promote student achievement for students at SSU. SSU has convened a Steering Group with representatives from Associated Students, Faculty, Disabled Student Services, Library, Center for Teaching and Educational Technology, Information Technology, and the SSU Bookstore. 

Deadline Date
May 15, 2020
Deadlines according to term implemented.