MCTEN: SDSU’s Community of Faculty Access and Excellence

MCTEN is a Division of Research and Innovation program that started in 2020 to support inclusive excellence in early career faculty. MCTEN focuses on transformative interventions to support all SDSU faculty in their research, scholarship and creative activities.   

MCTEN has three primary activities: building intentional community, creating productive spaces, and supporting inclusive policies.

Throughout the academic year, we convene a range of programs and activities including weekly online writing spaces, writing retreats, professional development workshops, cross-cutting conversations,and other activities that support the SDSU faculty.

At the core of the MCTEN approach is the intentional design, formation and curation of

activities that leverage the strength of community and peer-to-peer learning and support, buoyed by senior faculty allies as sponsors, where we define

sponsorship as the practice of engaging in externally facing actions such as advocacy, visibility, promotion, and connection to engage with and support a colleague. 

Currently we have 170 faculty in the MCTEN community, representing faculty from every College.

MCTEN IN 2022-2023 Key Impacts in 2022-2023

MCTEN At a Glance