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.
City Tech’s 34th Annual Literary Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, March 26th, at 5:30pm in Voorhees Theater (186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn). The event, featuring a renowned writer along with student readings and performances, is free and open to the community. Please join us!
We are excited to announce that this year’s special guest speaker will be Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian-American writer whose works include The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Penguin, 2007); Children of the Revolution(Vintage, 2008), How to Read the Air (Penguin, 2010), and All Our Names (Knopf, 2014). His fiction and journalism have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, and TheWall Street Journal. Mengestu is the recipient ofTheNew York Times Notable Book Award (2007), The Guardian First Book Award (2007), The Los Angeles TimesBook Prize (2008), The New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40” Fiction Distinction (2010), and a MacArthur Fellowship (2012), among other accolades. He is the Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University, where he teaches Creative Writing. He and his family reside in New York.
Here are links to his Sunday Routine profile and a review of his most recent novel, All Our Names: