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.
Diversifying the STEM field: Exposing and Promoting Pathways
Dr. Cora Marrett Lecturer and Former National Science Foundation Director
Dr. James Anderson Chancellor, Fayetteville State University
Dr. Sylvester Gates Distinguished Ford Professor of Mathematics at Brown University
The Thirteenth Annual CUNY BMI conference title: Diversifying the STEM field: Exposing and Promoting Pathways, will feature a morning keynote by Dr. Cora Marrett, an afternoon keynote by Dr. James Anderson, and an evening keynote by Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. The conference includes morning and afternoon panel discussions that address Women in STEM, Math, Professional Skills Development, the STEM Pipeline, Community involvement in STEM and Careers in STEM. The morning panels specifically will discuss ‘How did we get here?’ detailing the history of STEM as it relates to these topics. The afternoon panels will discuss ‘Where do we go from here?’ detailing innovative strategies as it relates to these topics. The overall theme of the conference will focus on equipping conference participants to enter into STEM fields or find helpful STEM resources to enable other young people begin a career in STEM, primarily young men of color, at an earlier age.