PDAC Fall 2019 Teaching Recognition Award

PDAC Fall 2019 Teaching Recognition Award

The 2019-2020 Teaching Recognition Award honors a faculty member with long-term dedication to actualizing City Tech’s mission as an institution “committed to high quality technological and professional education.”

The Teaching Recognition Award is a year-long honor administered through the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC), which has recognized and supported faculty development for four decades.   The recipient will be granted $1,000 for professional travel during the 2019-20 academic year in support of his/her recognized expertise. The awardee will plan and offer faculty development activities in consultation with Faculty Commons at City Tech during their tenure. These activities may include, but are not limited to, offering seminars or workshops on topics such as innovative teaching practices across the disciplines, exemplary online/partially online  or laboratory teaching and pedagogy, development and implementation  of open educational resources, use of evidence based pedagogical initiatives, and/or high impact educational practices (Kuh, 2008), and should include assessment.

Eligibility

Full-time tenured faculty at all ranks and lecturers with a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE) are eligible to be nominated for the award. Nominations are welcomed from faculty, administrators and the candidates themselves.  Nominators, having obtained the consent of the candidate, should forward the name and statement of support. The nomination should be submitted to the Chair of the PDAC, Associate Provost Pamela Brown, at pbrown@citytech.cuny.edu, subject – Teaching Recognition Award Nomination, by Monday, September 16, 2019. A Dropbox site will be made available for nominees to upload their teaching portfolios and personal statements, by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Selection Process

PDAC‘s Teaching Recognition Award Committee will evaluate the candidate’s:

  1. Teaching portfolio (electronic)

 

  1. Personal statement (5 pages or less) supporting the application, which may include discussion of:
  • Demonstrated innovative teaching/learning practices
  • Creation of an inclusive learning environment based on respect and open-mindedness
  • Shared teaching/learning expertise with colleagues (workshops, curricular development, presentations, publications, and/or recognition award/s for teaching)
  • Initiatives that support student, faculty and/or community engagement

The personal statement should also include proposed professional development activities, of one to two 50 minutes sessions, which should include:

  • Goals of the professional development workshop(s), ie what participants will know or do following the workshop
  • Target audience
  • Workshop content and pedagogical approach to be used
  • Assessment and any follow-up plans

 

Voting

  • After review of submitted materials by the PDAC‘s Teaching Recognition Award Committee, two finalists will be forwarded to the full PDAC for final selection. Nominees will be notified of the outcome prior to the general announcement.

 

Announcement

The 2019-2020 Teacher Recognition Award will be announced in mid/late October with an award reception to follow.

Rubric for Teacher Recognition Award

Criteria         

Exceptional

Good

Fair or Missing

Evaluation of Letter of Support, Teaching Portfolio and Personal Statement

Pedagogical Approaches

Successfully uses innovative or current methods of teaching, such as active learning or collaborative learning, and/or uses technology and online resources, including Open Educational Resources, to engage students more deeply in the learning process. Demonstrated currency in pedagogical approaches should be reflected in the syllabi, activities designed to help students meet learning goals, research, participation in innovative grant-funded projects, and/or student satisfaction as recorded on the Student Evaluation of Teaching.

Uses innovative or current methods of teaching and/or uses technology to engage students more deeply in the learning process with moderate success.

Demonstrated currency in pedagogical approaches should be reflected in the syllabi, activities designed to help students meet learning goals, research, participation in innovative grant-funded projects, and/or student satisfaction as recorded on the Student Evaluation of Teaching.

Either does not use innovative teaching methods and/or technology, or uses them with very little success, as demonstrated by low retention or lack of student satisfaction.

Demonstrated currency in pedagogical approaches should be reflected in the syllabi, activities designed to help students meet learning goals, research, participation in innovative grant-funded projects, and/or student satisfaction as recorded on the Student Evaluation of Teaching.

Teaching Environment

Creates an environment in the classroom and/or online that is respectful, inclusive, and open-minded.  Student evaluations, peer observations, and activities geared towards students can all be used to measure these criteria.

Creates an environment in the classroom and/or online that is respectful, inclusive, and open-minded. Most (but not all) students would agree with this statement, as reflected in student evaluations.  

Creates an environment that is somewhat respectful, inclusive, and open-minded, as reflected in student evaluations and peer observations.

Assessment of Students

Uses a wide variety of methods to assess students. This can include ePortfolios, projects, research papers, tests and quizzes, case studies, essays, and student presentations.

Uses several methods to assess students, such as tests, essays, and projects.

Uses only one or two very traditional methods to assess students, such as exams.

Sharing of Expertise

Develops curricula, improved teaching methods, Open Educational Resources, online learning modules, and/or pedagogical activities that are shared freely with others in the department, college, or field of study through workshops, speaking engagements, published research, or other means.

Develops curricula, improved teaching methods, Open Educational Resources, online learning modules, and/or pedagogical activities that are shared with others informally or on a small scale.

Does not develop innovative teaching methods but is willing to share very traditional methods with some colleagues.

Evaluation of proposed professional development activities

Objectives of Professional Development

Clear expectations are provided for PD participants on what they will learn and be required to do. An appropriate target audience has been appropriately identified. The goals and timeline are well constructed.

Expectations are provided, a target audience is identified and there are goals and a timeline

One or more important component is missing

Content and Pedagogical Approacheds

Engaging content and PD learning strategies are proposed; a source may be included (e.g., citation).

Appropriate Content and PD learning strategies are proposed.

One or more important component is missing

Assessment

Strong assessment plan provided. Training outcomes data will be collected and analyzed to assess participant self-assessment of acquired knowledge and skills. Longer term assessment plans may be included.

Complete assessment plan provided.

One or more important component is missing

 

 

Highlights:

 

Eligibility: Full-time tenured faculty at all ranks and lecturers with a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE)

 

Nominations: Due by Monday, September 16, 2019.

 

Selection Process: Nominees submit a personal statement, which includes a brief summary of teaching practices/philosophy and planned professional development activities and their teaching portfolio, by Friday, October 4, 2019. The evaluation rubric and more details are provided in the attachment.

 

Award Announcement and celebration: mid-to-late October or early November

 

As this is still a fairly new PDAC award, your feedback and suggestions for improvement are most welcome. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Overcoming Apathy In The Classroom

Overcoming Apathy In The Classroom 1

Facilitate Learning By Getting Students To Think And Talk

The goal of this workshop will be to demonstrate and explain how instructors can make classroom learning a more meaningful experience for students.

RSVP: FACULTYCOMMONS@CITYTECH.CUNY.EDU

MARCH 21ST                  Or                              APRIL 2ND 

2:30PM-3:30PM                                               4:30-5:30PM

Teaching Portfolio 3-Day Workshop

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.

Workshop Highlights:

  • 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)

Questions:
Please contact Julia Jordan, jjordan@citytech.cuny.edu or 718.260.5637

Date/Times:
May 30, May 31 and June 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM*

Workshop Leader:
Professor Janet Liou-Mark

Location:
Faculty Commons, Namm 227, Conference room

Lunch:
*on your own / brown bag is welcome

Registration is now closed!

 

For examples of Teaching Portfolios, please see Teaching Portfolio examples on the PARSE website.

 

Teaching Portfolio 3-Day Workshop

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.

Workshop Highlights:

  • 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)

Questions:
Please contact Julia Jordan, jjordan@citytech.cuny.edu or 718.260.5637

Date/Times:
May 30, May 31 and June 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM*

Workshop Leader:
Professor Janet Liou-Mark

Location:
Faculty Commons, Namm 227, Conference room

Lunch:
*on your own / brown bag is welcome

Registration is now closed!

 

For examples of Teaching Portfolios, please see Teaching Portfolio examples on the PARSE website.

 

Teaching Portfolio 3-Day Workshop

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.

Workshop Highlights:

  • 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)

Questions:
Please contact Julia Jordan, jjordan@citytech.cuny.edu or 718.260.5637

Date/Times:
May 30, May 31 and June 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM*

Workshop Leader:
Professor Janet Liou-Mark

Location:
Faculty Commons, Namm 227, Conference room

Lunch:
*on your own / brown bag is welcome

Registration is now closed!

 

For examples of Teaching Portfolios, please see Teaching Portfolio examples on the PARSE website.