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.
Learn more about the new Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) project, funded by a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. TLH is an innovative new faculty training initiative that will help the University reimagine the teaching of humanities in more urgent, relevant ways designed to contribute to student success and to a more equitable society. TLH will engage humanities faculty who are interested in making their classes more participatory by capitalizing on the rich diversity and vast talent of CUNY students, with the ultimate goal of preparing students for a world that requires collaboration, communication, analytical reading and cross-cultural thinking. The webinar will feature
José Luis Cruz, CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost
Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson, TLH Co-Director, founder of the CUNY Futures Initiative and Co-Founder of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)
Professor Shelly Eversley, TLH Co-Director and Provost’s Faculty Fellow and Interim Chair, Department of Black and Latinx Studies, Baruch College