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.
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September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference
About the Virtual Conference
The 2019 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference will be live streamed at 4 CUNY schools this year from November 20th-22nd.
You may drop in for all or any of the many interesting sessions; attending the full conference is not required. Even though you may attend only the sessions you want, an RSVP form is forthcoming so that we know how many people to expect at each viewing. For now, just save the above dates on your calendar.
This virtual conference is open to all members of the CUNY community, including faculty, staff and students. The conference is most relevant for those who work in Disability Services, IT, graphic design, marketing, library, instructional design, as well as faculty and students who are interested in learning more about this subject and applying what they learn on their campuses or towards future careers.
Sample topics and programs from previous years include:
Web, PDF, Microsoft Office, LMS and CMS accessibility
Legal requirements and how to meet them
Technical standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, etc.
A Strategy for Inclusive Accessibility Testing for Novices and Experts
Not so Fast! Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process
The virtual conference program will be announced on the conference website, usually at the end of September. We will send that out when available.
Dates and Times:
You are welcome to drop in any time; attending the full conference is not required. RSVP to reserve your spot is forthcoming.
Wed Nov 20: 10am-6:30PM EST
Thurs Nov 21: 10am-7PM EST
Fri Nov 22: 11:15am-2:45PM EST
(Note: If you look at the conference website, you will see times are listed in Mountain Time there)
Locations to view Virtual Conference*:
College of Staten Island
Video Conference Room, 1L-220A and Ancillary Conference Room, 1L-218E
Take the library’s main elevator or staircase to the second floor. From the elevator, turn left and then bear right towards the 2nd floor group study rooms. From the stairs, turn right and proceed ahead to the group study rooms. You will see signs for both rooms on the right-hand side.
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 W.31st Street
New York, NY 100014th Floor, Room 414 & 416
Turn left at the elevator bank and you will find the classrooms at the end of the hall on the right
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd
Academic Village rooms, V202 and V219
Take the elevator to the second floor, make a left, room V219 is the first door on the left.
For room V202 make a left off the elevator, then a right, V202 will be the second door on the left after you pass the stair case.
*Sorry, due to the agreement with the conference producers, remote access at other locations is not available. Access to high quality recording of the conference will be available approximately 2 months after the conference for a limited number of individuals, generally including those who attend in person.
The conference has captioning. Most handouts and PowerPoints are posted on the conference website and can be accessed before the sessions. Contact information for additional accessibility needs will be forthcoming.
This event was made possible by a collaboration between CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force, the CUNY LD Project, College of Staten Island Department of the Library with support from CSI Media Services and CSI Center for Student Accessibility, Hunter College Library, Kingsborough Community College’s Office of Information Technology Services, Library Services and Access-Ability Services, Lehman College and The School of Professional Studies.