Important Announcements

 

Until further notice, our office will be operating virtually Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm. For assistance please contact us as follows:

  • For Online course and/or pedagogy training inquiries/assistance please email us at FacultyCenter@csi.cuny.edu or leave a message at 718-982-4007. 
  • For Blackboard inquiries/assistance please email our Bb support team at Blackboard@csi.cuny.edu, or stop by one of our Virtual Drop-in Sessions available here, Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) (login to Bb required) or from one of the Drop-in Session access links provided in our weekly activities email sent to all CSI teaching faculty every Sunday evening.

Please Note:

Whatever your online course or Blackboard needs, the Faculty Center staff are here for you! Please check your CSI faculty email regularly for important information and access to training and drop-in sessions from us.

Also, please frequently check the CSI Coronavirus webpage located here for important campuswide news and updates.

 

Welcome to the Faculty Center

 

The Faculty Center for Professional Development at the College of Staten Island exists to serve all faculty -- full-time and part-time, current and retired -- by promoting innovation, professional development and community.

The Center, through its staff, website, programs, and facilities, is a resource dedicated to support faculty and address their varied career needs related to teaching, research, scholarship, and self-development.

Contact Information

Sloane von Wertz, Ph.D.
Director
Building 2S, Room 226
Phone : 718.982.4162
Contact Via Email

Center Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mission

Following the traditions established by precursor entities, the Center for Excellence in Learning Technologies (CELT) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the College of Staten Island, the Faculty Center for Professional Development provides leadership, training and ongoing support for media, instructional technology and pedagogy across the disciplines and in traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid and fully asynchronous online courses. It offers a dedicated space for faculty development workshops, informal contacts between faculty across a broad spectrum of activities, and facilities for individual teaching and research.

Amenities

The Faculty Center for Professional Development currently consists of two rooms, the main Faculty Center Lounge (1L-203), and the Blackboard Services Lab (1L-208). The Faculty Center Lounge is a 'Faculty only' space where individuals can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere where they can meet with colleagues, utilize the work and conference space, or simply relax. The Blackboard Services Lab is a space providing access to computers, scanners, and other amenities to Faculty and Staff to outline, design, create, and implement course materials for use upon Blackboard. The Services Lab also serves as a help desk where Faculty and Staff can go for Blackboard help and assistance.

Faculty members can reserve the Faculty Center Lounge (1L-203) for special events by submitting a request here.

In response to faculty requests for individualized assistance, this week we will continue to offer our expanded Drop-in Session schedule.  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.

Drop-in Session Schedule for week of November 23 - 27, 2020:

Faculty Center Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Date

Time

Access Link

Monday Morning Drop-in Session

Mon 11/23

10 - 11AM

Access Here

Monday Evening Drop-in Session

Mon 11/23

5 - 8PM

Access Here

Tuesday Morning Drop-in Session

Tues 11/24

10 - 11AM

Access Here

Tuesday Evening Drop-in Session

Tue 11/24

5 - 8PM

Access Here

Wednesday Morning Drop-in Session

Wed 11/25

10 - 11AM

Access Here

Wednesday Evening Drop-in Session

Wed 11/25

5 - 8PM

Access Here

Thursday Drop-in Sessions

Thu 11/26

None

CSI Closed

 

Friday Drop-in Sessions

Fri 11/27

None

CSI Closed

You can stop by the Drop-in Sessions at any time during the times listed above. Faculty Center Staff will be available throughout to answer your questions and assist you in any way possible with your online course(s) and Blackboard.


For more information or questions about any of the workshops, courses, or assistance sessions offered by the Faculty Center for Professional Development at CSI please contact Center ISS Program Specialist, Kristen Lindtvedt directly at Kristen.Lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

Have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!