Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): CSI Faculty Center Updates for Week of July 20

Due to faculty demand, the Faculty Center for Professional Development has added two additional cohorts of the Bb Basics course. The new cohorts are as follows:

COHORT 9 – Begins on July 20, STARTS TODAY

COHORT 10 – Begins on July 27, enrollment closing at 5:00pm on Sunday, July 26

Additionally, there are still spots available in the three remaining cohorts for our new course, Teaching Remotely: Pedagogical Practices and Practical Skills. This two-week, advanced-level course has been developed as an equivalent alternative to the CUNY Online Initiative’s SPS OTE course. It has been designed to fully instruct teaching faculty, department facilitators, and course developers at CSI in the actions and preferred techniques required to effectively stage and develop fully online courses.

FCPD’s Remote Teaching course highlights a more synchronous, low-stakes, assessment-infused teaching model. It specifically focuses on the pedagogical techniques needed to re-frame courses from a face-to-face or hybrid modality, to a fully remote, student-centered learning experience. It showcases preferred techniques of effective, more holistic online course development using proven practices designed to enhance student learning outcomes, and increase student retention within a fully remote teaching environment.

The course is intended for CSI faculty who have already completed the prerequisite Bb Basics Training Course (or equivalent basics training). It is an intensive, but self-paced, course, taking approximately 15 to 20 hours to complete in full.

There are three remaining cohorts of the course available as follows:​​

Cohort 3 – Begins Monday, July 20, STARTS TODAY

Cohort 4 – Begins Monday, July 27, enrollment available until 5:00pm on Friday, July 24

Cohort 5 – Begins Monday, Aug. 3, enrollment available until 5:00pm on Friday, July 31.

To enroll in either course, please email Kristen Lindtvedt at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.​

By Kristen Lindtvedt