Message from the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
A special thank you and congratulations to all the City Tech students who have chosen to continue your education during these challenging times. You are likely to graduate and enter the workforce as the economy recovers and expands, creating new and exciting opportunities.
As New York emerges from the darkest days of the pandemic, City Tech is committed to offering you the services and course offerings you need to graduate and develop the skills needed for meaningful careers. While most courses remain fully online in fall 2021, we have focused on offering in-person experiential learning, through a limited number of in-person sections and a much larger number of hybrid sections, while exercising care to keep you safe. Many of our laboratory and clinical courses are hybrid, with both online and in-person activities. Student services will be available both in-person, often by appointment, and online. We now offer a growing number of minors, allowing you to add an additional credential to your diploma and transcript. CUNY Service Corps, ASAP, BMI, undergraduate research opportunities and many other enriching activities, continue to be available. Beginning in spring 2022, ACE, an extension of ASAP to juniors and seniors will be launched.
In addition to the courses you will be taking, we also provide a number of additional resources to expand your education. The College Library and Learning Center, and the Instructional Technology Enhancement Center (iTEC), offer free workshops and technical support. First Year Programs provide learning communities, peer mentoring and other support demonstrated to enhance student learning and success.
As a CUNY student, you are eligible to access free software and enriching cultural activities. Following are highlights of the many reasons why now is a great time to be a City Tech student:
- 53 career focused degrees
- Class scheduling options to meet your needs and fit your schedule:
Synchronous fully online courses - engage in class at scheduled times without the commute (instructional mode = Online, start and end time listed)
Asynchronous fully online courses – engage in class at your convenience (instructional mode = Online, no start and end time listed)
In-person classes: hands-on learning using state-of-the-art equipment (instructional mode = P, in person). Note – very few courses meet solely in-person in fall 2021
Partially online (hybrid) classes; some meetings in person, some online - have the best of both of the above features through partially online sections (instructional mode = Hybrid)
Lots of free workshops to enhance your education, help you succeed in your courses and prepare you for the job of your dreams!
In-person access to campus computers (by appt.)
24/7 access to a librarian, technology loaner program, and other library resources
Academic workshops, peer mentoring, learning communities and other supports through First Year programs. Free Math Prep Workshops are offered just before the start of every semester: https://fyp.citytech.cuny.edu/first-year-immersion/ and https://fyp.citytech.cuny.edu/the-companion/
Technical Support and Free Software
Free computing and information technology services including virtual access to college computers, free software and other resources designed to ensure students' academic success.
Virtual City Tech – comprehensive support for online learning.
Additional Student Services
A range of cultural events such as the annual Literary Arts Festival, Science Fiction Symposium, Black Solidarity Day, and the Annual Speech Contest, as well as lectures on a range of topics given by faculty members and experts from around the world. Enriching field trips
Professional Development Center to assist with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, internships and employment after graduation.
AND THERE’S MORE! FOR ALL CUNY STUDENTS:
CUNY Service Corps – paid internships for community service
As the interim Provost of New York City College of Technology, it is my honor and privilege to oversee all aspects of Academic Affairs and serve your needs. I hope you find the above of value. Please reach out if I can be of additional assistance.
Pamela Brown, PhD, PE
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs