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.
The 2022 – 2023 Scholar on Campus award will be made to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated extraordinary scholarship and creative work that has had an important impact at City Tech and in the larger community. Successful candidates must display substantial evidence of scholarly excellence, which may be demonstrated by publications, performances, exhibits, external recognition and records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence in their field of expertise. The Scholar on Campus is well rounded and combines scholarship with exemplary teaching and/or service roles. Members of the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) are committed to nominating a candidate who through his or her scholarship has demonstrated a positive impact on students, the curriculum, teaching and learning at City Tech and/or the larger community.
This is a year-long award. This year’s recipient will be entitled to $500 for professional travel during the 2022-2023 academic year, in recognition of their potential for further contributions. The Scholar on Campus, in collaboration with PDAC and the Faculty Commons, will help to develop activities aimed at the professional development of fellow faculty members and/or the improvement of learning experiences for City Tech students. These activities may include, but are not limited to; offering seminars or workshops on topics such as grant writing, implementation of evidence based pedagogical initiatives, undergraduate research programs, and publishing.
Eligibility To Be Nominated:
Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers who were appointed to a full-time position at least three years before nomination are eligible. Five years in a full-time position at the college is encouraged. Faculty members may nominate themselves. The nomination should be submitted to the Chair of the Scholar on Campus Committee, Interim Associate Provost Reginald Blake, email@example.com, with subject line – Scholar on Campus Nomination, by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
The Scholar on Campus Committee, composed of previous recipients of the Scholar on Campus Award, evaluates each nominee’s scholarship and its impact. The Committee discusses each nominee’s achievements and evidence of publications, performances, exhibits, and records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence. Each member of the Committee will independently rate the candidates on the following basis: 5 – excellent, 4 – very good, 3 – good, 2 – fair and 1 – poor. The nominees whose applications receive the most total points will be recommended to the PDAC as finalists, typically 2-3. The Committee determines the number of successful candidates based on the ratings and prepares a brief rationale for their decisions and recommendations. This meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
Based on the recommendations of the Scholar on Campus Committee, the names of the selected nominees are forwarded to the members of PDAC for application review. Only finalists will be reviewed by members of PDAC. Nominees not forwarded for PDAC review are notified.
Voting is held at a joint meeting of all former Scholars on Campus and PDAC members. All members of PDAC and the Scholar and Campus Committee are eligible to vote. This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The successful candidate must have at least 50% of the votes cast. If no candidate receives 50% of the votes, then the PDAC may vote to eliminate the candidate(s) with the fewest votes and vote for the remaining candidate(s). A decision to revote would require the support of 50% or more of PDAC members. Voting may be conducted via email. Nominees are notified of the outcome.
The Scholar on Campus is announced to the College Community, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
The Scholar on Campus presentation and celebration is scheduled for April 27, 2022. The College Community and the Scholar’s family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
The Scholar on Campus typically serves as the keynote speaker.
Please see the attached documents for more details: