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.
Faculty Friday: Visualizing Information: A Day in the Life of a Data Journalist
February 25, 2022
Announcing a special Faculty Friday event … all students, faculty, staff welcome!
Joe Murphy from NBC News will speak about his experiences on the data and graphics desk at an international newsroom, covering—from a data angle—the pandemic, Mariah Carey, school shootings, and climate change, among other topics. Popular tasks include data collection, scraping, and analyzing; interviewing, reporting, writing, and editing; code committing, graphic reviewing, and story publishing. Unpopular tasks include writing corrections for the mistakes we made, weekend data updates, and learning that the article that’s getting all this traffic is getting it for the wrong reason.
We look forward to considering how lessons from data journalism might inform what so many of us do as students, professionals, scholars, and educators – communicating complex information to a non-specialist audience. Joe Murphy is an assigning editor at NBC News working on its digital data / graphics desk. The desk is a multidisciplinary team of coders, designers, reporters, and editors who write stories and create graphics for www.nbcnews.com. Murphy comes from a local news background where he worked as a web developer before joining NBC News.