Family and Medical Leave Policy

The CUNY Policy related to Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) has been revised. Please note the changes listed below: 

-Circumstances relating to the fact that an employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is on, or has been called to, active duty in the Armed Forces; 

Employee who is caring for a spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin who is a seriously injured or ill service member.

Click Here to obtain the revised FMLA forms. 

World on Wednesday Lecture

The World On Wednesday Lecture Series presents “Sexual Rights and LGBT Activism in Mexico and Brazil,” a lecture by Rafael da la Dehesa, Sociology, on Wednesday, April 29 in the Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 227 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm.

Prof. Rafael da la Dehesa from the Sociology Department will explore trends in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism in Brazil and Mexico since the emergence of organized movements in the 1970s until the present day. 

The World on Wednesday series is sponsored by the Center for International Service. It is approved for CLUE credit.  

If you wish to present, please contact Winnie Brophy at 718.982.2100.

Nursing Reunion

The Department of Nursing and Alumni Association are pleased to announce that a Nursing Reunion will take place on Tuesday, May 12, honoring all generations of CSI nurses.

To view the invitation, please click here. It will be the last item listed.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 718.982.2290.

Faculty and Alumni College Staff Reception

President Tomás D. Morales and the CSI Alumni Board of Directors cordially invite faculty and college staff who are CSI alumni to our second annual reception on Tuesday, Apr. 28 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Park Cafe from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

The guest speakers will be Gloria Garcia, Director, SEEK Program, and Dr. David Traboulay, History Department.

Please come meet our Alumni Board for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and conversation.

Please RSVP by Thursday, Apr. 23 to Joanne German at 718.982.2290.

Candidates for Dean of Humanities

The search for the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences has moved to the stage where we have invited candidates for campus visits. President Morales and the Search Committee believe that it is essential for all constituencies of the College community to have input into the final determination of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and we strongly urge you to participate in this process.

To facilitate input from various stakeholders, we have organized the campus visits so that as many persons as possible will have opportunities to meet with the candidates. Separate times have been scheduled for the departmental chairs, elected members of the Executive Committee and Faculty Senate leadership, PSC delegates, the President’s Cabinet, and Provost Council.  In addition, a Town Hall-type of setting will be provided so that every member of the College community can meet with and talk to the prospective Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We have established a Website, available here, where the schedules of campus visits and the time slots when different constituencies may come to hear the candidate, letters of application, and curricula vitae of each applicant are posted.

We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to meet the candidates.

CSI Emergency Procedure Guide

A copy of the College of Staten Island Emergency Procedure Guide is now available. This report was prepared by the CSI Office of Public Safety to assist members of the campus community when reporting or dealing with on- and off-campus emergency situations. It combines current College of Staten Island policies and procedures along with recommended guidelines from various government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency; NYC Office of Emergency Management; NYC Fire Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Postal Service; and the Centers for Disease Control. While it is impossible to produce a document that is all-inclusive, this publication addresses the most common emergencies that have occurred in the past and those that may occur in the future.

We all play a critical role during emergency response procedures. Students and visitors may not be thoroughly familiar with the campus, the hazards presented, or the procedures that should be followed to ensure their health and safety in the event of an emergency. They will depend on us for immediate direction and assistance.

Please become familiar with this guide and review its contents at faculty and staff meetings. Your knowledge will make a difference during an emergency and could save lives.

You may obtain a copy of the Emergency Procedure Guide at the Public Safety Office in Building 2A, Room 108 or by clicking here.

If you have any questions concerning any of the information presented in this guide, please email me at

CTC Special Training Opportunities

The Department of Citywide Administration Services’ Citywide Training Center (CTC) is offering two new courses in which participants will develop creative strategies and explore new approaches for managing challenging workplace issues.

For more information, click here. It will be the last item listed.