City Tech faculty are encouraged to reflect on their teaching at key moments over the term. They are invited to participate in a workshop guided experience to organize their course content and student responses, challenge their assumptions about teaching and learning, identify ways to continuously improve teaching methodology and stay current in their discipline/profession, articulate teaching philosophy, and maintain a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service. The individualized three-pronged approach to professional development is an evolving process- not ‘one-size fits all’ approach.
New faculty members at City Tech participate in a structured process of development and evaluation during the years leading to tenure.
New Faculty Colloquium
The Colloquium is designed to provide newly hired faculty with the tools to evolve as effective teachers through reflective practice and collaboration.
Summer Institute of Teaching and Learning
The Institute is an intensive opportunity for faculty from across disciplines to share and challenge assumptions about how people learn and, then, shape their teaching classroom practice accordingly.
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Teaching Portfolio Workshops
The Peter Seldin inspired workshop offers faculty an opportunity to further organize and prioritize goals. This peer led mentoring process is beneficial for faculty across all disciplines.
Faculty Professional Development Plan (PDP)
The Professional Development Plan is formulated to offer you the benefit of specific goals and time lines for you to achieve during your seven-year probationary period as faculty member at City Tech.
New faculty members at City Tech participate in a structured process of development and evaluation during the years leading to tenure. Key elements in the process are:
• the Professional Development Plan (PDP),
• the Professional Activity Report (PAR) and Self‐Evaluation (SE),
• and the Annual Evaluation.
Professional Activity Report and Self Evaluation (PARSE)
The Professional Activity Report and Self-Evaluation provides a convenient and comprehensive way for faculty members to prepare a record of their work and accomplishments. Faculty members should update the report each year, adding that year’s information. The report should be submitted to the chair in preparation for the annual evaluation.
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Faculty Advisement Handbook
Faculty are expected to serve as guides and mentors. The Faculty Advisement Handbook is designed to serve as a reference to assist students in finding their pathway to graduation and beyond.
Classroom Observation: Plan – Observe – Reflect
When peers observe peers, there is the opportunity for both the observer and observe to learn. When students are actively engaged in the learning, they are more likely to take ownership of the process and its content.