Welcome to the CSI Faculty Center!

Faculty Center Fall 2021 Hours

  • FCPD 1L-208/203 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Virtual Drop-in/Chat Channel Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm

Contact Information


 

In order to better assist you with all of your fall semester course or learning management system (LMS) needs we have expanded the hours during which Faculty Center staff are available to assist you.

Faculty Center staff are now available 9am - 8pm, Monday though Friday, both virtually and in-person as follows:

  • In-Person Assistance - The Faculty Center offers multiple tutorial sessions per semester, covering a wide variety of topics such as, setting up the Grade Center, creating tests and quizzes, securing your synchronous sessions, creating effective discussions, etc.. In-person sessions are led by Center Instructional Designer and Pedagogy Specialist, Fausto Canela and are by appointment only for the Fall 2021 semester. Please Note: In accordance with college safety procedures currently in place the Faculty Center Lab (1L-208) and Lounge (1L-203) will employ social distancing, and have a mask mandate.

  • Tuesday 10/19 1-on-1 & Small Group Sessions (IN-PERSON ONLY): 9:00am - 5:00pm, by appointment only*
  • Wednesday 10/20 1-on-1 & Small Group Sessions (IN-PERSON ONLY): 9:00am - 5:00pm, by appointment only*

*Please Note: In accordance with college safety procedures currently in place the Faculty Center Lab (1L-208) and Lounge (1L-203) will employ social distancing, and have a mask mandate.

  • Virtual Assistance

    • Virtual Drop-in Sessions - The Faculty Center offers daily office hour style, drop-in sessions throughout the entire academic year. These virtual sessions are open to all teaching faculty to stop by anytime it is needed during the hours listed.  Faculty Center Staff will be available throughout the sessions to answer any questions you have, or assist you in any way possible.

      • VIRTUAL DROP-IN SESSION SCHEDULE FOR October 18 - October 22, 2021

  • Monday 10/18 Virtual Drop-in (Morning Session): 11:00am - Noon
  • Tuesday 10/19 Virtual Drop-in (Evening Session): 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 10/20 Virtual Drop-in (Evening Session): 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday 10/21 Virtual Drop-in (Morning Session): 11:00am - Noon
  • Thursday 10/22 Virtual Drop-in (Evening Session): 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Friday 10/23 Virtual Drop-in (Evening Session): 3:00pm - 5:00pm

There is no need to register, all of our Drop-in sessions can be accessed via the direct access links provided is our weekly Faculty Center update email, or by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI.

Please note: Drop-in sessions are added and/or reschedule as faculty demand requires so please check back weekly to ensure you receive updates and/or calendar changes.

  • Slack Channel Chat - Reach out to Faculty Center staff Monday - Friday, 9am to 8pm via our Slack #facultyhelp Chat Channel (join us here).  

  • Faculty Center Info Hub - Unsure of what help you need or how to access it? Need to contact Center Staff directly?  All of the support tools and resources offered by the Faculty Center can be accessed via our Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) organization on Blackboard, accessible to all instructors at CSI from the “My Organizations” box of your Blackboard Homepage.  Please see the schedule below for the exact days and times sessions will be held. There is no need to register, all of our Drop-in sessions can be accessed via the direct access links provided below, or by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI.

There are also still seats available within the Fall 2021 Semester Cohorts of our six new and expanded training modules designed specifically for CSI instructors. 

This sequence of learning opportunities have been designed to help CSI faculty navigate the multitude of course modalities now present, including all forms of web/technology enhanced hybrid and the new HyFlex model currently being piloted by CUNY Central.  The new training modules are designed to provide the instructional design knowledge and support needed to further prepare you for the Fall 2021 semester, and help you move forward with creating your courses across all modes of instruction.  

All of the learning modules listed below are designed to be a self-paced, and when completed will provide you with a completion certificate that can be used to access the higher level modules, as well as, future training workshops and/or modules.

CSI FACULTY CENTER'S 2021/2022 COURSE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Learning Management System (LMS) Basics:

  • Module 1 - LMS Basics: Getting Started, a general overview of the CUNY Blackboard (Bb) course shells intended to orient instructors to all of the course tools and communication methods available for use within CSI's default Bb classroom.
  • Module 2 - LMS Basics: Creating Course Content, A general overview of the different types of instructional content needed for tech enhanced, hybrid, online, and/or hyflex course(s).  An orientation designed to introduce instructors to all the individual, group, static, and interactive course content possibilities available for use within CUNY's installation of Bb.
  • Module 3 - LMS Basics: Student Assessment, A general overview of how instructors can assess students progress within tech enhanced, hybrid, online, or hyflex courses using Bb. An orientation designed to introduce instructors to the testing, assignment, rubric, grade management, and other assessment tools available to you within CUNY's installation of Bb.

Teaching and Learning at CSI:

  • Module 4 - Hybrid Models for Teaching: A CUNY Modalities Road Map, an overview of the five main teaching models (in-person, web enhanced, hybrid, online, hyflex) and three sub-variants (in-person/tech enhanced classroom, synchronous, asynchronous) used to disseminate courses at CUNY. A complete orientation intended to introduce instructors to these modalities, how they affect course structure and teaching overall, and guide toward further training and assistance needed to successfully plan, create, and build a fully accessible, student centered courses.
  • Module 5 - Creating Hybridized Courses: Pedagogical Skills & Best Practices, focuses on the pedagogical techniques and best practices designed to create LMS connected, student centered learning experiences suitable for both in-person/tech enhanced classroom, hybrid, hyflex, and fully online courses.  It showcases preferred techniques of effective, more holistic course development, using proven practices, with specific focus on enhancing student learning outcomes through systematic construction of CSI courses using flexible teaching methods and low stakes assessments. It is intended for CSI faculty who have already completed the Faculty Center's LMS Basics Series modules (or equivalent basics training).
  • Module 6 - Building Hybridized Courses: A Step-by-Step Guide, serves as an ongoing direct connection to the guidance, tools, and one-on-one assistance needed to help instructors successfully complete the physical tasks involved in building LMS connected courses. It hosts a step-by-step, modular format that, with direct guidance from the Faculty Center, walks participants through the process of building fully functioning, student center, flexible, low stakes assessment-bases courses from start to finish. It is intended as the final step in the learning process and for CSI faculty who have already completed the Faculty Center's LMS Basics Series and previous T&L Series modules (or equivalent training)

For enrollment information please contact Faculty Center Training Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt at Kristen.Lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu


For more information or if you have questions about any of the workshops, courses, or assistance sessions offered by the Faculty Center for Professional Development at CSI please contact Faculty Center Training Program Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt directly.

Have a great week!