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.
The institute aims to enhance equity and inclusion in STEM teaching and learning by examining the framework for building socially and culturally responsive pedagogy that implements the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) principles. The institute seeks faculty who are motivated by a strong desire to explore, develop, implement, or expand on strategies that increase participation and support the success of undergraduate students in STEM learning. The institute offers professional development workshops and supports 15 – 20 faculty in projects that implement high impact practices in promoting equitable and inclusive teaching and learning in undergraduate STEM courses. Projects may include curriculum development, new course proposals, course redesign, student learning activities, or student support activities. Collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are welcome.
Goal: Promoting high impact, equitable and inclusive STEM teaching and learning to enhance undergraduate student success in STEM
Participants: The institute seeks STEM faculty participants or 2-member interdisciplinary teams that include at least one STEM faculty participant. All participants must be full-time CUNY faculty at professorial or lecturer ranks.
Proposed idea/project: The institute seeks to support ideas or projects that will incorporate high impact practices in STEM pedagogy and directly impact STEM teaching and learning
Stipend for Successful Completion of the Institute: $1,000 per individual participant (15 – 20 participants)
For application and detailed institute information, click here. Application is due Friday, March 10.