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. Maggie Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    September 11, 2020

    “I want for students to understand how their own curiosity can become a resource for self-education… that they can take control of their own education, follow their interests, and trust themselves to learn independently.”

    “What drew me to Guttman is teaching,” Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Maggie Dickinson proclaims with passion, “that community of faculty who are just so dedicated to understanding teaching as a practice and putting that at the center of their work.” The Online Course Development training she led with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Kristina Baines, which became urgent as COVID-19 took hold in Spring 2020, embodied this value. “Dean Blake really supported us in making it a home-grown professional development. We drew on the resources at Guttman to put it together [so] it really built on the work that everybody was already doing.” Since coming to the College in 2016, Prof. Dickinson has observed the shift to recognizing “that we have faculty who are leaders in understanding some of these [pedagogical] questions and we can draw on them as experts.”