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.
Scholars ExchangeThings I Tell My Daughter: An Auto-ethnography of African American Mothering
February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Renata Ferdinand
My research provides a glimpse into the minutiae of mothering that reveal the intimacies and intricacies of black women as mothers. Specifically, it uses storytelling as well as narrative and performative writing to uncover what might remain hidden in the very practice of motherhood. What I offer here is a candid exploration into my life as a mother to an African American daughter in order to expose the ways in which I prepare her to traverse a racist and sexist society. In doing so, I aim to highlight how my mothering is complicated by existing societal problems involving race, class, and gender, and how this ultimately affects my mothering practices. As a result, the “lessons” or teachable moments for me are located in the nuances of everyday moments.