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.
RFCUNY Brown Bag Research Webinars: U.S. Department of Education – The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Overview of Webinar: FIPSE is a unit of the Higher Education Programs within the Office of Postsecondary Education, FIPSE’s mandate is to “improve postsecondary educational opportunities” across a broad range of concerns. Through its various grant competitions, FIPSE seeks to support the implementation of innovative educational reform ideas, to evaluate how well they work, and to share the findings with the larger education community. The following FIPSE programs will be highlighted in this webinar:
Augustus F. Hawkins Center of Educational Excellence Program: Competitive grant program to support all aspects of the teacher preparation pipeline at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), to help increase the number of well-prepared teachers of color resulting in a more diverse teacher workforce to teach in our Nation’s elementary and secondary schools. This program focuses on various aspects of the teacher preparation pipeline, including the recruitment, preparation, support, and placement of teachers of color in underserved communities.
Center of Excellence in Spatial Computing Program is a grant program designed to help increase the number of highly qualified Americans available for hire within the high-tech labor pool.
Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges: supports technology upgrades for community colleges for the purpose of supporting cybersecurity programs.