Call for Second-Year Faculty Fellows

UPDATE: Our call for second-year faculty fellows is closed for this year. Please watch for news about their work, and consider applying to join us as a third-year fellow in Fall 2012.

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York

A Living Laboratory: Redesigning General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology
Title V Grant supported by the United States Department of Education


Second-Year Seminar Description
Faculty Fellows will participate in an intensive seminar during the Spring 2012 semester aimed at exploring innovative pedagogical approaches and incorporating them into courses to be offered during the Fall 2012 semester. During the second year of the seminar, Fellows will be expected to share their work with colleagues throughout the college through a series of public workshops, events, and reports.

This seminar will concentrate particularly on the second year of the student experience at our College, a critical year for our students that focuses on collaborative assignments and projects, and associate degree capstones.

Among the questions seminar participants will consider are these:

  • What changes can we make to the second-year experience that will not just prepare our students to succeed at City Tech, but also support creative, original, and critical thinking?
  • How can we use one of City Tech’s greatest assets — its location within the “living laboratory” of the downtown Brooklyn waterfront — to create hands-on learning opportunities with our students?
  • How can we use social media and open-source digital platforms to customize learning experiences for our students that will make them more engaged with, and contribute to, the intellectual fabric of our College?
  • And how can we find ways to make that intellectual fabric more visible to our own community and to the wider public?

As seminar participants consider these and other questions, they will explore a variety of possible ways in which the second-year experience at City Tech might become a culminating moment of transformation for students and for the professors who teach and learn alongside them.

Faculty Fellows will receive 3-credits of release time during the Spring 2012 semester. Work done as part of this project is vital service to the College as it reshapes its curriculum.

To take part in the seminar, faculty must be:
– full time.
– teaching a second-year course in fall 2012.
– available on Fridays to participate in grant activities.
– willing to work in a highly collaborative environment.
– willing to participate fully on an open digital platform (OpenLab).*
-willing to attend an OpenLab training workshop prior to the Spring semester (choice of dates TBD).
– able to make a two year commitment (December 2011 through January 2014).
– approved by their department chair.

To apply, please complete the application form.

Application Deadline: 12pm, October 3, 2011

Further Information
Please contact Julia Jordan, Acting Director of the Faculty Commons, at or x5637 if you have questions or need additional information.