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.
The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled for 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. If there is a student that you would like to work with, please provide them with this information and encourage them to apply. This is an opportunity to advance your own scholarship while providing valuable experience to a promising student. All participating faculty receive a certificate of appreciation.
Note for Research Projects Engaging Freshman Students
Faculty mentors who engage in a research project with any incoming freshman student (regardless of major) will receive a stipend of $500 (for each freshman student mentored). Students will receive $500 (and may receive an additional $300 upon competition of CITI certification and attending workshops, if they have not previously received a stipend from the JLM RISE Program). This opportunity is supported by the Robin Hood Foundation. We welcome part-time and full-time faculty to consider mentoring an incoming first year student in a research project this semester. Group projects with a few first-year students are welcomed, since students can get a sense of belonging to a community.
Please note that the Emerging Scholars Program is open to ALL students (students from all academic levels are welcome to apply), but compensation for mentors only applies to mentoring first year freshman students.
Emerging Scholars Program application deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024.
Application Process: Both incoming first year students and all other students must complete:
Faculty and student(s) must complete the PREA (Pre-Research Experience Application)
Program requirements for students include attending a mandatory orientation meeting, completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)- Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training, attending four professional development workshops, and submitting an abstract and presenting a poster at the Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors and Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation session. For more information and dates please see attached document or visit http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/research/.