CUNY SPS OFDIT Faculty Advisory Board

The OFDIT Faculty Advisory board at CUNY SPS will play an important role in planning and organizing Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology (OFDIT) events, and guide the direction of OFDIT programming and activities. Advisory Board members will also serve as liaisons to programs and publicize OFDIT events and initiatives to colleagues.


Board functions include:

  • Provide advice, counsel, and input into the programming and research activities of OFDIT and ensure that programming remains relevant and inclusive across disciplines and programs.
  • Assist with assessing faculty needs and interests, and with offering faculty development programming.
  • Serve as “FacDev Advocates” by promoting faculty development programming within academic programs.
  • Evaluate and assess OFDIT’s programming based on the unit’s goals and objectives.
  • Participate in the selection process for the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.


  • The Board consists of 6 faculty members from different programs, plus two ex-officio members from the Office of Disability Services and from IT.
  • The Board is chaired by the director or associate director of OFDIT.

Members of OFDIT Faculty Advisory Board 2022/23

Name Program
Richard Schumaker General Education
Bradley Gardener General Education/ Communication and Media/ ISDS
Kenya Harris Nursing
Sarah Ruth Jacobs Liberal Studies/ Communication and Media/ General Education
Linda Paradiso Nursing
Jeanneth Sangurima-Quiles General Education
Chris Kchao (ex officio) Office of Accessibility
Bronwen Stine (ex officio) IT

Membership Selection

  • Membership selection will occur annually and members serve on the Board for a one-year term.
  • Members may self-nominate, be nominated by current members of the Advisory Board, or be recommended by Academic Directors.
  • Member selection will prioritize representation from different programs, especially programs that have not been recently represented, as well as new members.


  • Members will serve one-year terms and are not limited to one term.
  • The board will meet twice a semester and commit to some remote work outside of these meetings. Potential subcommittees might meet more often.
  • Members will be eligible to apply for a grant toward registration fees for workshops or conferences related to teaching and learning professional development.