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.
Please join us for an exciting series of workshops from City Tech’s 2022-2023 PDAC Teacher Recognition Award Recipient, Rebecca Mazumdar!
Three special Faculty Friday workshops will introduce faculty to a pedagogy informed by civic engagement and action, including discussion of shared readings, workshopping of course materials, and discussion of assessment strategies.
Friday, March 31, 12pm-1pm |Workshop 1: A Pedagogy of Civic Engagement — Descriptions of this approach to the classroom with examples from Prof. Mazumdar and others; space to brainstorm what civic engagement could look like in your classes; assigned readings
Friday, April 14, 12pm-1pm | Workshop 2: Revising Course Materials for Civic Engagement — Hands-on work with course materials; matching activities with class learning objectives; relating your class to other classes, other disciplines, and beyond.
Friday, April 28, 12pm-1pm | Workshop 3: Engaging and Assessing Students — Practicing active learning techniques; developing rubrics; collecting student feedback