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.
Come hear our colleagues Mark Hellermann of the Hospitality Management Department and Diana Mincyte of the Social Science Department speak about urban farming and local food sourcing along the Brooklyn waterfront. Professor Hellermann will discuss his work with his students who have been cultivating an urban garden in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Professor Mincyte will talk about her ethnographic work with residents along the Brooklyn waterfront whose efforts to cultivate gardens in urban interstices are part of their everyday lives.
*These sessions consist of faculty presentations and discussions on campus, followed by a continuation of those discussion at a nearby pub.