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.
Mamie Till Mobley said it best after the murder of her son Emmett Till: “What happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of all of us.”
In keeping with this sentiment and in a continuation of our BRESI theme on Black and Latinx Girlhood, for this Black History Month we are screening the film Free CeCe. Here’s a blurb:
On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox.
We invite you to a screening of the film along with a Q&A with the director, Jac Gares, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 in the theater in the New Academic Building. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. with the screening beginning at 1:15 p.m. immediately followed by a Q&A.