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.
Each month during the spring semester, faculty from the City Tech Online Learning Advisory Council (OLAC) and Dr. Karen Lundstrem, Chair of OLAC, will present techniques, resources, and best practices on a specific topic that is relevant to creating hybrid learning spaces designed to deepen student understanding and increase student success. After the presentations, faculty participants will enter breakout rooms to explore how they might best use some of these techniques, or are currently using them, in their own classes. Participants will come back to the session to share their experiences, ask questions, and have further discussion on the topic.
Putting Labs and Internships Online: Professors Nazanin Munroe, Business & Technology of Fashion, and Justine Pawlukewicz, Human Services
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