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.
In addition to providing funding and institutional support to innovative industry and faculty course and curriculum development, this course innovation opportunity will act as an anchor a community of practice between CUNY and the BRT members companies. This community will meet 3-4 times year for approx. 2.5 hours to share their innovations, best practices, and lessons learned through this collaboration. Furthermore, this community will provide a standing forum for mutual discussion and exchange of information between faculty and BRT member companies regarding current trends and talent needs happening in this field from both the academic and business perspective. All awardees should be available and plan to participate in these community convenings.