Faculty Commons at City Tech


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) – Namm Building
Photo Credit: CUNY

City Tech was founded in April 1946 as New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and then became part of CUNY in 1964. In 1971, the college merged with Voorhees Technical Institute (established 1882 as New York Trade School). The college is located at 300 Jay Street (MetroTech Center of Downtown Brooklyn) and consists of 51 degree programs within the Schools of Technology & Design, Professional Studies and Arts & Sciences.

According to the College Fact Sheet, 17, 374 students enrolled in Fall 2014. The faculty body is made up of 432 full-timers and 1,295 part-timers.

The student body stats are below:
56% Male
44% Female
31.0% Black (non-Hispanic)
35.6% Hispanic
20.6% Asian/Pacific Islander
11.1% White (non-Hispanic)
0.5% Native American
1.2% Other

Faculty Commons is a center for teaching, learning, scholarship and service that coordinates all professional development, grants and assessment activities of faculty at City Tech. This center was founded in 2005 and is currently located in an open office in room Namm 227.

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The Faculty Commons Design Team is a group of students from the college’s Communication Design department. The designers work with faculty to create collateral print and web material to promote¬†events, workshops, etc. This¬†may include, but not limited to posters, postcards, brochures, fliers, and web banners.

I began working as a graphic designer and an intern trainer in the design department of Faculty Commons at City Tech since Fall 2013. There are currently 8 designers and 2 web masters in the design team.

A newsletter is published quarterly in print and web through Issuu. Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly showcases creative and scholarly faculty initiatives at City Tech undertaken through the Faculty Commons.

Recent Events:
1. Urban Beauty, a faculty exhibition
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2. Scholars Exchange (A Tuesday Morning Coffee Series): Professor Mark Noonan presents City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press from Antebellum Era to the Digital Age
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