Bonne August, Ph.D.
» Namm Hall 320 (N-320)
Pamela Brown, PhD
Vincent De Fazio
Director of Special Projects
Assistant to the Provost
As the chief academic officer of New York City College of Technology, it is my responsibility and privilege to oversee a vibrant, well-grounded, and diverse academic program. A City Tech education offers students both discovery and development. At the center of this work is our faculty. Accomplished, innovative and caring, they represent the best of two worlds: academe and professional practice. Whatever the discipline, City Tech faculty are deeply engaged in improving teaching and actively assessing curriculum and learning.
City Tech students choose our college for its well-known career programs. Closely and carefully tied to professional and industry requirements, these programs are truly transformative: students emerge not only with diplomas, a set of skills, and a career path, but also with a professional identity. I am always excited to see them march down the aisle at commencement, filled with pleasure and amazement at how far they have come.
Professional training is only one facet of a City Tech education, however. All students extend their general education, both in liberal arts courses and through their studies in the major, learning to ask questions, make connections, seek and evaluate evidence, probe and ponder texts of all kinds, and communicate their questions, knowledge, proposals, and judgments clearly and compellingly. The relationship between general education and career and professional training is not simply that one is a foundation for the other. Instead, this relationship must be dynamic and reciprocal– as theory and applications, immediate problems and enduring truths, general competence and specific skills illuminate and enrich one another.
In the College Library and Learning Centers, and through many special programs, students expand and strengthen their learning. Technology at the college is both the subject of our work and, increasingly, also a medium for learning and the construction of new knowledge. This is an exciting time at New York City College of Technology, as opportunities for learning expand and challenge all of us.