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

  • Faculty Feature: Dr. Karla Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Science

    April 19, 2021Dr. Karla Fuller with students in a science lab

    “More than anything, I want our students to know that they can succeed in science and math. They don’t have to pursue it, but I don’t want them to think that it’s not for them for any particular reason, except [if they don’t choose it.] If they want to, they can be good at it, or they can be interested in it… I just want them to feel like they belong. That it’s for them, if they want it.”

    Dr. Karla Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Science, bears the unique distinction of being the very first faculty hired at Guttman, prior to the convocation of its inaugural first-year class in 2012 and the naming of the College. Seeing it as the urban likeness of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), she determined to fulfill her “mission in life” – giving students of color sustained opportunities to “have that moment like, ‘Oh, maybe I could study science’,” the realization critical to “increasing the overall percentage of underrepresented people in America who are scientists, the number of Black and Latino scientists in the field, and this means pursuing graduate studies or professional school after a Bachelor’s degree.” To this ambitious end, Dr. Fuller has spearheaded the establishment of Guttman’s Associate of Science (A.S.) degree Program of Study, forthcoming in Fall 2021.