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Faculty Development Programs and Resources
Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty
CUNY faculty and course developers who are new or new-to-online can enroll in an online 2-week workshop, "Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty,” preparing them to teach online or hybrid courses, offered throughout the year.
Faculty Peer Mentoring
Designed for online teaching faculty, faculty peer mentoring provides one-on-one support to new faculty or new to online faculty for an entire semester from a faculty member with experience teaching online for CUNY SPS. It will offer contact on an as-needed basis, but also sets up a series of scheduled interactions for key points in the semester. If you are a new faculty member or new to online teaching, contact your academic director about obtaining a mentor.
Faculty Development Workshops and Real-time Training
- Faculty desiring to learn new Blackboard or other technology tools or to review selected features and functions after training should access our quick guides and video tutorials.
- Online workshops focused on diverse topical areas and highlighting best practices in teaching are offered throughout the year.
- Real-time training sessions, both scheduled or as one-on-one appointments, are available year round from our Instructional Technology staff.
- Faculty Development Day is an annual event offered each spring, organized around specific pedagogical and technology topics.
CUNY SPS Faculty Community Site
The CUNY SPS Faculty Community Site is hosted on the CUNY Academic Commons. New and returning faculty can find access here, in one place, to many of the resources, tutorials and information they seek, as well as sign up for all faculty development workshops and training.
Faculty teaching at CUNY SPS are encouraged to add instructor-created video content to their online and hybrid courses. To support these efforts, they have access to the Media Studio, a professional space to create a variety of instructional content such as instructor or course introductions, complete or partial discipline-specific lectures, guest lectures, and interviews.
The studio is equipped with a green screen and teleprompter, and can also support high quality audio recording for voiceovers in screencasts and PowerPoint or other presentations.
An ePortfolio is a collection of student work saved to a personal website. Students can select, reflect, and connect their coursework and skills gained to represent their unique academic experiences at the School of Professional Studies. ePortfolios are hosted on the Digication platform and can be found in the ePortfolio Directory.
OFDIT provides faculty and students technical and administrative support for ePortfolios through individual or group support sessions, instructional workshops, and a robust student resource site and faculty resource site are available. Additionally, faculty may seek support in platform and course set up, program-specific consultations, and program template design.