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.
Dear CUNY Faculty and Staff, Last week, I wrote to you to share our new initiative regarding transfer and seek your support on behalf of our students. Although much progress has been made to facilitate transfer, work remains to be done. Students continue to lose credits upon transfer in the same major, delaying academic progression and resulting in frustration and lost resources. We also need to improve and align our policies and practices to support our transfer students as they move between CUNY schools.
Professor Lubie Alatriste of New York City College of Technology is leading this effort on behalf of the University Faculty Senate, and Associate Vice Chancellor Alicia Alvero is leading this effort for the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. We are committed to working together across faculty governance channels with full transparency for the benefit of our students.
I invite you to join us in a town-hall conversation and Q&A on transfer reform at CUNY. This will be a valuable opportunity for AVC Alvero, Professor Alatriste, and I to brief you on the progress made thus far and the work that still needs to be done.
For your convenience, we have scheduled two dates for virtual town halls for faculty and staff (there will also be one for students on March 2):