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Opportunities & Engagement

Advising Certificate Course

This course is designed to enhance your overall knowledge of effective academic advising practice at Stony Brook. For academic and student affairs professionals working in advising capacities, and those with any regular direct student contact, completion of this course will enhance your ability to have more thorough, purposeful and meaningful academic planning discussions with students you serve. The Certificate Course meets each fall and spring for two hours per week for eight weeks.

Download the course syllabus here. Contact Mary Beth Powers for more information.

Advising Linkage Initiatives

The main objective is to provide the Undergraduate Program Directors, faculty and appropriate staff professionals direct access to an academic advisor in the Academic & Transfer Advising Services office to whom they can refer to clarify academic policies and procedures, academic concerns, and assist with academic situations outside the purview of the academic department. New faculty members are encouraged to contact the UPD in their department to address any immediate concerns. To learn more about the Advising Linkage Program, please click on the links below:

  • Advising Linkage Guidelines
  • Who is the Advisor Linked to My Department?
  • Major/Minor Advisor Directory on our FORMS page

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA)

Faculty mentors are critical to the success of the URECA program. If you are willing to supervise an undergraduate, and are looking for students, please contact the URECA Office. We would be happy to post opportunities for supervised research and creative activity on our website with your permission, and to remove the posting as soon as you choose.

the Faculty Center

The Faculty Center is the initial point of contact for instructors interested in improving the quality of their teaching, dealing with a difficult classroom issue, or interested in assessing student learning. As the faculty "Front Door," of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the center draws on the expertise of professionals specializing in classroom technology, academic software, course delivery, online video conferencing, multimedia development, best practices in teaching and learning, and much more.

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Faculty Center is an excellent resources for instructors interested in improving the quality of their teaching and assessing student learning. The Faculty Center offers workshops on the different aspects of teaching and learning throughout the academic year. For complete information, click here.

the FACULTY Commons 

CELT's Faculty Commons in the Melville Library is a place to gather, collaborate, receive support from CELT and Library Services, and get some work done in a brightly-lit, tech-ready, and coffee-friendly environment. For complete information, click here


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