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.
Call for Applicants: January Open Educational Practices Institute for Part-Time Faculty
November 29, 2022 All day
The O.E.R. Team at City Tech Library is seeking applications for the January Open Educational Practices Institute for Part-Time Faculty. (Chairs and full-time faculty, please recommend to your part-time colleagues!) The Institute provides training on using free and openly-licensed materials for courses and foregrounding student-centered pedagogical approaches.
More specifically, participants will learn and discuss:
How to identify O.E.R. and other free and open resources
How copyright, open licensing, and fair use works in the context of course materials
How to make your course materials more accessible
How to bring student-centered pedagogy into your open educational practices
As a culmination to the intensive, participants will redesign a class activity or assignment using free and open resources that incorporate student-centered pedagogical principles. To qualify as a zero-cost OER, faculty can select course materials that are:
Open educational resources that are Creative Commons (openly) licensed, including, but not limited to, open textbooks
Public domain materials
Freely available web resources that do not violate copyright
Library-licensed digital resources, including articles and eBooks
Part-time faculty members at City Tech in any discipline with an active appointment are eligible to apply.
Participants will be compensated with a $1000 stipend for a commitment of 18 hours of project work, including asynchronous and synchronous virtual training sessions. Participants will need to be available to attend all four synchronous sessions to receive the stipend. If you would like to apply but cannot attend all four sessions, we can discuss an alternative. The final project must be completed by Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
Monday, January 9, 2023 – 10am-11:30am
Thursday, January 12, 2023 – 10am-11:30am
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – 10am-11:30am
Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 10am-12pm
Please fill outthe application by November 29, 2022. If you have questions about the Institute or application process, please contact Cailean Cooney, Open Educational Resources Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.