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.
This teach in on transformative practice and whole self engagement convenes the editors and authors of a new book called, Holistic Engagement: Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century (Oxford Press, 2016). It introduces a new framework for using the bio psycho social spiritual self toward a goal of participatory, democratic, and transformative social work education and practice. Participants will hear about the experiences of the educators/practitioners on the panel and will have the opportunity to engage in self assessment related to their own capabilities for holistic and transformative teaching and practice.