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 Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meets throughout the year to discuss student behavior on our campus. It’s mission is to promote safety. BIT monitors problematic behavior by providing consultation, referral and support to campus faculty, staff and students. It is important to refer the names of students who appear to be acting bizarrely or seem to be in need of further evaluation by BIT. It should be noted that BIT is not a disciplinary committee. Students referred may not be violating any student code of conduct. Rather, these are students who you believe are acting in a way that appears strange, bizarre or uncharacteristic of a City Tech student.
It is the hope of the team that through early detection, support and intervention the committee can prevent problems before they occur. Most referred students will be offered campus support. You may be contacted for feedback about students who are brought to the attention of BIT. If BIT determines that the student presents a risk to themselves or others, further protective action could be initiated.