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 Teaching Portfolio is a valuable tool that asks us to look more closely at what we do in the classroom. Often referred to as a “Reflective” Teaching Portfolio, we view this document not only as a means to record our teaching experience, but as a way to reflect on what makes each of us effective in the classroom, and what we can do to continually improve our experience and the experience of our students. The workshop will include a series of presentations, group discussions, and periods set aside for writing. This year’s workshop will take place over 2-1/2 days at the end of the semester (all sessions virtual — Zoom)
All workshop dates:
Wednesday, May 24, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Thursday, May 25, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday, May 30, 9:30 – 11:30 am