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CSI Launchpad for Online Learning
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Virtual Training & Communications Center
Faculty Center Info Hub:
In March of 2020, in response to the unprecedented events brought about because of the COVID-19 virus, the Faculty Center for Professional Development put together a team of emergency personnel, consisting of Academic Technology Manager and CSI Blackboard Administrator Michael Castelli, Academic Technology Specialist Fausto Canella, and former CSI Blackboard Administrator Kristen Lindtvedt to faculty at CSI with the tasks needed to complete the curriculum transfer process by the March 19th deadline set by CUNY. As part of this process FCPD put in place a new interactive online training center called the Faculty Center Information Hub.
The Information Hub was created for teaching faculty - both full and part time - and was designed to be a fully enclosed, secure, "one stop shop" place for faculty to go 24/7 and access the items needs for all of their online course and pedagogical training needs, as well as, Blackboard training materials and workshops, emergency request and general help discussion boards, real-time help chat options, and access to all members of the FCPD team.
All teaching faculty are automatically enrolled as members of the Info Hub at the beginning of each semester and instantly have access to all of our calendars, downloads, self-help and other training materials, as well as our weekly training schedules and notices via the Info Hub link located within the Organizations box of their Blackboard Homepage.
As part of our continued mission to assist CSI faculty in any way possible, the Information Hub is a direct connection to our dedicated team all of whom are able to assist you with your instructional needs.
Student Success Initiative:
The Student Success Institute is sponsored by Academic Affairs/Undergraduate Studies & Student Success and the Faculty Center for Professional Development. The institute supports adjunct faculty members in developing and implementing instructional strategies that support students’ academic success. Student Success Fellows who are accepted to participate in the institute meet with faculty facilitators, as well as with guest faculty presenters, to read and discuss research on enhancing students’ sense of belonging and supporting students’ learning-to-learn skills (e.g., note-taking, group participation). They develop student success strategies to implement with their own students, and share their strategies and results with other faculty members.
Past Student Success Institutes Fellows
Spring 2019 Fellows
- Stephanie Corrente - English
- Camille Gallo - Management
- Yuxin Hou – Sociology & Anthropology
- Jennifer Macchiarola - Nursing
- Russ Morisi – History
- Margot Nasti – English
- Mark Stumacher – Marketing
Spring 2018 Fellows
- Kuan-Yi Chen – Sociology & Anthropology
- Janice Fioravante - English
- Sharifa Hampton - English
- Per Janson - Performing and Creative Arts
- Emma Johnson – Media Culture
- Rachel Kovacs – Media Culture
- Martina Mims – Performing and Creative Arts
- Leonardo Pignataro – Biology
- Linda Revenson - Mathematics
Spring 2017 Fellows
- Cliff Abdool - Business
- Anjail Ameen-Rice – Social Work
- Aysenur Ataman – Psychology
- Stephen Fried - English
- Juliette Goulet - Biology
- David Loncle – Performing and Creative Arts & Core 100
- Hemalatha Navaratne – Political Science & Global Affairs
- Rachel Sanchez - English
- Lidiya Tornyova - Psychology
- David Allen, Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education & Hildegard Hoeller, English
Full-time faculty members who have presented at Student Success Institute workshops:
- Rosanne Carlo – English
- Mario D’Alessandro – Student and Enrollment Services
- Michael Paris – Political Science & Global Affairs
- Donna Scimeca – CORE Program