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.
Hope the semester has been a productive and positive experience so far. I wanted to remind you know that, in its fourth year as an all-digital journal,City Tech Writer continues to immerse reader and writers alike in the possibilities of the written word. Once again, you are invited to sponsor submissions for this year’s issue.
We’re looking for excellent student writing (from any discipline) to City Tech Writer, Vol. 19, by uploading a Word document or PDF at the submissions page (scroll to bottom).
The deadline for submissions is November 25, 2023. We are open to extending the deadline in cases where essays may come in after this date.
City Tech Writer is a journal of outstanding student writing from ALL disciplines. We’d love to see work in the humanities and STEM alike, representing the full breadth of our students’ stories, research, and ideas. Last year we were excited to publish a digital issue that, like the preceding couple of years, boasted a few firsts: the first collection of Spanish language essays; the first to pair student writing with AI-generated images; the first to feature plays from our college’s interdisciplinary course, Theatre of Law. We’d love to have more talented writers join this year’s issue!