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.
Are you interested in supporting LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff at City Tech? Would you like to be part of creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all gender identities and expressions and sexualities? If so, you are invited to participate in a meaningful and rewarding college-level service opportunity – an official LGBTQIA+ Faculty+Staff Collective. We are looking for anyone who would like to be part of this work at City Tech, whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally. In 2022-2023,
City Tech was awarded $40,000 to serve City Tech’s LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff, and we have been invited to apply for support in subsequent years as well. The funding comes from CUNY’s LGBTQIA+ Consortium (with support from LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council and the Council’s LGBTQIA+ Caucus). The LGBTQIA+ Consortium is a CUNY-wide group that facilitates the archiving of LGBTQIA+ history across New York and supports LGBTQIA+ training, education, and programming. With this funding, City Tech is now officially a member of the Consortium and will be using the money on a range of programming and initiatives, including:
Eleven student internships
LGBTQIA+ Student Infrastructure Initiative
A Conversation on Gender in the Classroom Workshop for Faculty
LGBTQIA+ Library Collection Development
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Building
LGBTQIA+ Literary Arts Festival speaker
Meet The Pros with Rob Sanders and Jamey Christoph, the creative team behind Stonewall A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution
Stop the Hate: Safer Space Training
City Tech already offers one of the few Academic Minors in the CUNY system focusing on an interdisciplinary approach to Gender & Sexuality Studies, and there is so much possibility for City Tech to be a welcoming home for LGBTQIA+ community! If you are interested in being part of any aspect of this initiative, please consider joining the LGBTQIA+ Faculty+Staff Collective.
We will be having an informational meeting in Faculty Commons, 300 Jay Street, Namm Hall N227, on Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m.