Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Faculty Center Drop-in Session Schedule: Feb. 12-19

In response to your requests for individualized assistance, for the next two weeks, we will be offering additional Virtual Drop-in Center hours. Please see the online schedule for the exact days and times sessions will be held. And, as always, all of our Drop-in and training sessions can be accessed 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.

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 Faculty Center Training Program Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt directly at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

Have a great week.

By Kristen Lindtvedt

Virtual Open Computer Lab Hours – Spring 2021

Staff in the Virtual Open Computer Lab are available to assist you with your technology-related questions.

Below are just some of the questions we can answer for you:

·       How can I reset the password to my SLAS account?

·       How do I access my student email?

·       How do I download a FREE license of Office 365?

·       Where do I go to log into my CUNY Zoom account?

·       How do I upload assignments to Blackboard?

·       How can I upload files to a CUNY Dropbox account?

·       + More

Visit the lab to speak with a Technology Training Team member to get answers to your technology-related questions. The hours are online.

By Doriann Pieve-Hyland

Food Pantry Information

With just a few days left before the start of Spring 2021, we are excited about the upcoming semester and hope you had a restorative winter break. The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry will continue to be an available resource on campus throughout the semester. If you or a student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our students. Throughout the Spring semester, the pantry will remain available to our campus community by appointment only. 

The Spring 2021 CSI Food Pantry APPOINTMENT HOURS will be from 10:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for the Spring semester. If you need to make an appointment, please go online and fill out the form, and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you. Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at studentlife@csi.cuny.edu

All CUNY campus locations (including CSI) require that all faculty, staff, and students download and complete the Everbridge Health Checker app before coming to campus.  This simple Symptom Checker can and should be accessed from your mobile phone each day before your visit to campus. After a brief one-time setup of the Everbridge app, the daily Symptom Checker takes less than two minutes to complete. It is an important reminder to consider whether you have symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 before you enter any CUNY facility. You will need to Login using your CUNY Login credentials: (Username: Firstname.Lastname@login.cuny.edu).  

By Carol Brower

Winter Involvement Fair

The Winter Involvement Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm through a virtual platform. We are investigating options for how and where to host this event. To help facilitate this process, we need to determine how many groups will be participating.  

Please register byThursday, Feb. 4 by 10:00am. The Office of Student Life will email all registrants with more details about the program after the registration deadline has concluded.

The Involvement Fair is sponsored for student groups and College offices that have student involvement opportunities at the College of Staten Island for currently registered students. Students should be able to join your group, and find out how they can become mentors, tutors, or leaders for your programs and services. It is recommended that groups provide information on how to get involved, including information about your group, when you meet, and a sign up sheet for students to join.

Student Groups: Only active/chartered and recognized clubs, publications, and organizations are allowed to table at the Involvement Fair. 

Thank you for your interest in our Winter Involvement Fair. Please contact me if you have questions. 

By Debi Kee

Vaccination Eligibility Update

As CUNY continues to work with the City and State on vaccinations matters, we write to confirm the following information:  

Eligible Employees in Phase 1b

The categories of occupations within NYS Department of Health’s Phase 1b list that currently may apply to CUNY employees are as follows: 

• Individuals Age 65 and older

• In-person college instructors

• Fire Service

• Public Safety Communications

• Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel

• Other Police or Peace Officers

• P-12 school or school district faculty or staff

• Licensed, registered, approved, or legally exempt group childcare providers

• Employees or support staff of licensed or registered childcare setting

Next Steps for Eligible Staff 

Staff in the expanded Phase 1b categories (as listed above) are encouraged to begin the vaccination process. Eligible employees can determine eligibility, schedule appointments, and obtain more relevant details by visiting the following Websites:

• Am I Eligible (NYS-run vaccination sites) 

• COVID-19 Vaccine Finder (NYC-run sites)

• COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs (NYC-run sites) 

We will continue to provide you with updates and guidance as the information becomes available.

Be well and stay safe.

By the Office of Human Resources

Extension of Withdrawal Deadline to Dec. 13

Effective this morning, the deadline for requesting withdrawal for the fall semester has been extended until Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. A step-by-step guide is provided for students and advisors in an online memo

The campus was just given the option of considering a credit/no credit policy, and we are extending this deadline until the decision is announced later this week in order for students to have maximum flexibility in choosing a grading policy for the semester.

By Michael Parrish