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.
Ten City Tech faculty will be selected to participate in a paid, virtual January immersive instructional design workshop in which they will learn about information literacy, reflect on discipline specific research practices and Information Literacy (IL) skills, and be introduced to accessible Instructional Design (ID) principles. Participants will complete readings and participate in discussions (both on zoom and in discussion boards) in order to better understand information literacy and research practices across different disciplines. The workshop will culminate in the production of an openly licensed digital learning object or short tutorial. The online workshop will contain synchronous (one 2-hour workshop) and asynchronous content totaling 15 hours paid at the participant’s non-teaching rate. Both full- and part-time faculty are encouraged to apply.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to
Define information literacy in their academic discipline
Be familiar with instructional design principles
Understand how accessibility, universal design, and instructional design best practices intersect with the development of instructional design tools, tutorials, and interactive activities
Design and produce a tutorial, digital learning object, or classroom-based/self-paced activity that introduces information literacy concepts in your discipline
12/02/21 – Applications due* 12/6-12/8/21 – Participants notified 12/16/21 – Pre-training information literacy survey due 1/5 or 1/6/22 – Two-hour workshops time TBA (participants choose one) 1/7-1/31/22 – Asynchronous trainings 2/1/22 – Learning object due 2/3/22 – Asynchronous wrap-up survey & reflections due
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with administration of an OpenLab or other WordPress site.
About us: City Tech library and English faculty designed and will facilitate this workshop with funding from the New York State O.E.R. grant. Questions: contact Anne Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We can be a bit flexible about the due date for applications (this Thursday). In any case, the application process is simple.