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.
Breaking Boundaries 2017 Developing, Assessing, and Scaling Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiential Learning Opportunities
April 28, 2017
Experiential learning, in its many different forms, can be transformative for students and can lead
to increased rates of retention and engagement. As demonstrated in the University Plan for
Experiential Learning submitted to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in June 2016, CUNY’s colleges
are already actively engaged in experiential education practices. At the same time, there is
tremendous opportunity—and enthusiasm—for increasing and diversifying experiential learning
opportunities (ELOs) for students. CUNY’s 2017 Experiential Learning Symposium aims to convene
conversations about maximizing the effectiveness and reach of both curricular and co-curricular
Visit CUNY’s Experiential Learning website to view details of CUNY’s categorical definitions of ELO,
which are necessarily broad, given the distinct priorities and strengths of its various colleges and
the wide spectrum of students they serve.
City Tech Faculty presentations:
Title: Expansion of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Engineering Technologies Presenters: Pamela Brown, Benito Mendoza, and Gerarda Shields
Title: Translation: Connecting Theory with Practice Presenters: Claudia Hernandez Feiks and Ting Chin
Title: Interdisciplinary Studies at CItyTech: Unique Objectives and Exemplary Assessments Presenters: Amanda Almond, Sean MacDonald, and Jason Montgomery
Title: The City of Light and The Big Apple: Experiential Learning at City Tech Presenter: Thalia E. Warner