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.
2020 CUE Conference and CUNY OER Showcase — OER to Open Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Empowered
October 29, 2020
October 30, 2020
Over the last 3 years, CUNY has developed a national and international reputation in the field of Open Education Resources (OER). Faculty, staff, and students at CUNY are helping to push forward open educational practices and leading the charge to revolutionize undergraduate education.
In order to highlight this important work, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Library Services are joining forces to co-host the 2020 CUE Conference and the CUNY OER Showcase. “OER to Open Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Empowered” will be held virtually on October 29th and 30th. This year’s conference seeks to feature the transformative work being done in higher education at CUNY. This event is a similar program previously scheduled last March and cancelled due to the pandemic.
There will be an opening and closing keynote. The opening keynote on 10/29 will be Dr. Robin DeRosa:
Dr. Robin DeRosa Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she was originally an English professor, and later chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Robin is a national advocate for public higher education, and works with colleges and universities on designing institutional initiatives and structures centered on learners and their needs.
The closing keynote on 10/30 will be Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani:
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. He is an internationally known advocate for open education whose research and practice focuses on open educational resources, student-centered pedagogies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. A recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, and the award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus, Rajiv is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook, an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, serves on the BC Open Education Advisory Committee, and on the boards of Virtually Connecting, Ubiquity Proceedings, and KDocs Film Festival. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his most recent book is Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). You can find him online at @thatpsychprof or thatpsychprof.com