Faculty Commons, A Center for Teaching, Learning, Scholarship and Service coordinates all professional development, grants and assessment activities of faculty at New York City College of Technology. Faculty Commons adopts a programmatic approach to professional development and operates as a faculty resource and think tank where members collaborate on a variety of projects to shape curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) helps faculty and administrators compete for and win grants that strengthen the intellectual climate and improve the learning environment at City Tech. The office provides notices of grant opportunities and works with faculty and administrators over the life-cycle of a grant – from concept development through close-out.
The Professional Activity Report and Self-Evaluation (PARSE) is the documentation of a faculty member’s accomplishments during each academic year and cumulatively, in the three principal areas of teaching, scholarly and professional growth, and service. The PARSE serves as the basis for the annual evaluation. It is also provides faculty with an instrument to present to departmental and college review committees for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
100 Years of the Experimental Test of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity
October 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by: Roman Kezerashvili, Ari Maller, Justin Vazquez-Poritz.
Join us for a celebration of the 1919 experimental test of general relativity involving the deflection of light by the sun. This will include a brief primer on how space and time itself can be distorted. Then we will describe the extreme gravity environment close to black holes, cosmological consequences of general relativity, and the first direct observation of gravitational waves.
A limited number of free copies of the book Proving Einstein Right will be available for students.