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.
As we approach our 25th anniversary of being an HSI, City Tech is kicking off the celebration of HSI week with a forum on Monday, September 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to discuss the role City Tech plays in improving access to education and advancing equity for traditionally underserved students. As part of the event, City Tech is officially launching the HSI Committee, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, along with the HSI Committee’s OpenLab site which features resources for faculty and students. The HSI Committee is dedicated to developing City Tech’s HSI identity and culture, thereby promoting the success of Hispanic/Latinx students, faculty, and staff. A second event, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held for students on September 23rd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact MVillatoro@citytech.cuny.edu.