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 Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) will sponsor a three-day hands-on workshop for full-time faculty who will have the opportunity to work with Professor Janet Liou-Mark to create their Teaching Portfolios. City Tech’s Teaching Portfolio Workshop- based on the Peter Seldin model- is a dynamic, personal and goal-setting opportunity to challenge assumptions, provide a framework for reflection, and offer guidance about the process of teaching and learning in a collegial setting.
As a follow up to the workshop, Professors Paul King and Aida Egues, seasoned mentors in the Teaching Portfolio / PARSE process, offer one-on-one consultations.Contact them individually via campus email.
The workshop is limited to 10 participants from across the college.
Create a teaching portfolio which can be included in your PARSE
Reflect on teaching philosophies; articulate your own philosophy
Identify your teaching methodologies and assessment strategies
Organize your teaching materials
Discuss how teaching in your discipline fosters concepts of General Education
Discover interdisciplinary themes and how to integrate them into your practice
Design an e-faculty portfolio; contact OpenLab for assistance (optional)