Center for Practice, Technology, and Innovation (CPTI)

CONTACT US

Nicola Blake, Founding Faculty & Dean of Faculty Affairs
Email: Nicola.Blake@guttman.cuny.edu
Phone: 646-313-8048
Location: 607-B

Bindi Patel, Deputy to the Dean of Student Engagement
Email: Bindi.Patel@guttman.cuny.edu
Phone: 646-313-8119
Location: 207-E

Christopher Roth, Assistant Director of Academic Technology
Email: Christopher.Roth@
guttman.cuny.edu

Phone: 646-313-8189
Location: 609-O

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Vision & Goals

The Center for Practice, Technology, and Innovation (CPTI) is a virtual space dedicated to supporting Guttman’s embedded approach to professional development (PD) for faculty and staff.

The purpose of the CPTI is to empower Guttman faculty and staff in the process of learning and implementing best practices to most effectively serve our student body and fulfill the college’s mission.

As innovative and unique as the College itself, the CPTI aims to:

  • provide a comprehensive structure for PD at Guttman
  • provide access to research-based practices related to student learning, active and engaged teaching, and learning-centered assessment
  • organize venues for staff and faculty to share, discuss, and assess innovative practices related to the achievement of academic and co-curricular goals and outcomes
  • complement and enhance live PD offerings with additional formats and materials in order to make content related to particular offerings and topics accessible to the college community
  • support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • convene forums for collaboration among administrators, faculty, and staff

Offerings

Leadership

Nicola BlakeNicola Blake, Dean of Faculty Affairs, Chair of Professional Development Committee & Center Director

Nicola Blake Bio

Bindi PatelBindi Patel, Deputy to the Dean of Student Engagement, Co-Chair of Professional Development Committee

Bindi Patel Bio

Faculty Feature

  • Dr. Tashana Samuel, Assistant Professor of Psychology

    January 6, 2020

    “My students are deserving of the wonderful opportunities that life has to offer, even if they have to demand a seat at the table.”

    “Lean into the present and don’t waste time” are tenets of Dr. Tashana Samuel’s proactive philosophy, words by which she lives. A child psychologist specializing in cognitive development, Dr. Samuel holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, with research experience including a longitudinal study at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Center under Drs. Catherine Monk and Laraine McDonough. Since becoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at Guttman in 2015, Dr. Samuel is simultaneously teaching Statistics in the First-Year Experience and Introduction to Psychology in the Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences Program of Study; conducting research on “techniques to alleviate academic anxiety in community college students”; publishing the promising findings in an article co-authored with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Jared Warner; and sharing their pedagogical impact in service of our students. Also involved in expanding psychology course offerings at the College, she is excited to teach Guttman’s upcoming first iteration of Child Psychology.