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.
We all benefit from mentoring relationships at different points throughout our careers.
The Mentoring Steering Committee is creating a mentoring network, to support early and mid-career faculty, and create a more supportive environment across the campus.
Through a grant from CUNY, Faculty Fellows are working this year on developing a mentoring map/plan to help them reach their goals. Faculty mentors with a range of expertise are working with mentees as part of a network and are supporting their colleagues at the lecturer, assistant and associate professor level.