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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers teaching and support resources to instructors. FASS also seeks to connect instructors with other Simon Fraser University and external resources.

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* SFU FASS TA Manual_Spring 2023.pdf
Last updated June 2023

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As part of our continued committment to decolonization and reconciliation, FASS offers grants to FASS continuing faculty who are developing constructive action in their curriculum to address the ongoing legacies of colonialism and the work of reconciliation in the following categories: 

  • Micro Research and Teaching Development Grants. Total: $10,000 p.a.
  • Lower Division (LD) Courses Advancing Decolonization/ Reconciliation. Total up to $25,000 annually
  • Upper Division (UD) (Graduate) Courses: individual or team grants for up to $20,000
  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training and Professional Development. Total: $15,000 p.a.
  • Community-based Partner Development. Total up to $20,000 p.a.

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FASS Instructional Recording Space

The FASS Dean’s Office and the Department of Linguistics have worked together to make a sound booth in RCB 7201 for use by all FASS instructors. The booth is a 10ft x 12ft sound-attenuated space suitable for recording lectures, interviews, podcasts, or other audio-visual productions.

The room includes an iMac and a variety of microphones and video recording solutions for use in conjunction with the sound booth, as well as two workstations (Windows and Mac) for audio/video editing with software (Final Cut Pro for Mac & Adobe products like Premiere Pro for Windows).

For more information, to request an orientation, or to book the room, please email with subject line “Booking RCB 7201”.