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What is FCPD

The Faculty Center for Professional Development (FCPD), 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.

Established in 2011, 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 was created to provide 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.  The Faculty Center exists to serve all faculty -- full-time and part-time, current and retired -- by promoting innovation, professional development and community.

It also 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.

In addition to our online offerings, 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