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.
Each year, the CUNY Accessibility Conference brings together hundreds of participants from the New York City region and across North America to discuss accessibility, disability services and disability activism in the context of postsecondary education. Two years after the start of an unprecedented pandemic and resultant transitions nationwide, we are returning to our foundation. The conference theme for 2022 is The State of Accessibility: Are we living up to the promise of compliance and the law? With this theme we hope to reflect topics such as on meeting the promise, falling short, advancements the law did not anticipate, and moving beyond a legal framework of accessibility.
We invite proposals for engaging presentations that will foster meaningful discussion on topics including, but not limited to:
Current state of ADA
30+ year: history of ADA
Transitioning from IDEA to ADA
ADA for international students
Beyond the law: disability frameworks
New barriers, new solutions
Promoting and facilitating accessibility across all institutional functions
Concerning complaints and considering compliance
Section 14(c) of the FLSA
SSDI: forced poverty
Student involvement in establishing policy and practice to ensure compliance
Knowing who we serve
The role of creativity in achieving compliance
Perils and promise of the virtual environment
Tools and methods for tracking compliance
We are particularly interested in detailed proposals for presentations that:
seek to engage the audience via remote platforms (discussions, breakout rooms, surveys/polls, collaborative tools, etc.)
feature cross-disciplinary work
Submit your Proposal
Please fill out our Call for Proposals form. Proposals are due by February 21st. Presentations will be 60 minutes long along with an extra 15 minutes for questions and answers (total 75 minutes). You will be notified by the committee regarding the acceptance of your proposal by March 8th. For questions, please email Tania Kalaitzidis at email@example.com.