Pictured are NYIT staff members with keynote speaker Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D., president-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, who led an assessment workshop on Aug. 19 in Manhattan. From left to right: Amy Bravo, assistant dean, career services; John Hyde, dean, career services; Ratcliffe; and Yvonne Harrison, associate director, career services.
Nearly 70 higher education professionals gathered on Aug. 19 for a daylong workshop on outcomes-based assessment at NYIT-Manhattan. Guest speaker Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D., president-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, discussed strategizing, measuring, and reporting learning outcomes. His audience included student affairs personnel from NYIT as well as nearby universities and colleges.
"How clearly aligned is the work you're doing with institutional priorities and goals" asked Ratcliffe to his audience. "We must step back and shape our story through a stakeholder lens."
His presentation discussed changes in the higher education field and how they are shaping the need for new assessment strategies. Ratcliffe explained the 3M approach to developing successful learning outcomes, which calls for them to be meaningful, measurable, and manageable.
"If you're going to do assessment, do it well because you will be redirecting most of your resources, especially your time," he advised.
Led by R. Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D. NACE President Elect 2013 - 2014Join us in a simple, easy to understand, assessment workshop for Student Affairs Personnel on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013Sam_Radcliffe_webpdf.pdf
Representatives from Career Services accepted a national Best Practices award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) on April 16, 2013 for the Internship Certificate Program. As Cooperative Education and Internship professionals, we are frequently tasked to develop innovative solutions to a variety of program issues and problems. The purpose of the CEIA's Best Practice Award is to spotlight these new approaches and their application to other programs nationwide. Read more..
All NYIT students, staff, and faculty are invited to visit our center speak with Career Services staff. See our demos of career technology tools, play games, win raffles, and share in some light refreshments.
Thursday, March 14
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
26 W. 61 Street, Room 212
Tuesday, March 26
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Salten Hall, Room 3
Bring a friend and receive a gift.
Designed as a “package deal” four short workshops leading up to NYIT’s All Majors Job and Internship Fair on April 4, 2013.
These four sessions will cover:
March 7, 14, 28, April 11
Harry Schure Hall, Room CLC4
March 12, 26, April 2, 9
9:30- 10:30 a.m.
26 W. 61 St, Rm 211 (Career Services Conference Rm)
As the New Year approaches, we take a moment to reflect on the past year's successes and exciting changes that have taken place.
Two members of our team received well-deserved promotions: Amy Bravo is now the Assistant Dean of Career Services, and Adrienne McNally is the Associate Director of Experiential Education. Service-learning was offered in over 10 courses during the fall 2012 semester - enabling over 250 NYIT students to use their skills and talents to strengthen communities throughout New York City and Long Island. Through the Spring 2012 Alternative Break Program, a group of 13 engaged students and one staff member traveled to Peru to assess the water conservation and filtration needs of a community just outside of Lima, Peru - where they built the foundation of a pharmacy and educated residents on safely transporting and cleaning their limited water supply. The Internship Certificate Program grew to support its largest group of student interns yet, with over 80 students completing internships in the field of IT, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Communications this fall. Last but not least, the Community Service Centers in Old Westbury and Manhattan worked tirelessly to help almost 500 students register to vote, many of whom cast their very first ballot in this year's exciting Presidential Election!
While it's been a very productive year, we look forward to expanding our efforts in 2013 with additional Alternative Break programs, working even more closely with faculty and staff to help more students secure great internships, and creating more opportunities for our students to apply what they're learning in the classroom to solving social problems, while gaining invaluable life experience.
Thank you for a wonderful year and warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Assistant Director, Experiential Education
This fall, NYIT undergrad students in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences successfully completed a service-learning project in their Career Discovery first year engineering course. The project was spearheaded by Dr. Jaime Martinez, an instructional technology faculty member from NYIT’s School of Education; Amy Bravo, Assistant Dean of Career Services; and Dr. Richard Meyers, professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Together they worked with Ellen Darensbourg, Coordinator of the magnet program at elementary school PS241 – The STEM Institute of Manhattan.
All participants of this service-learning project benefitted immensely. NYIT students were able to apply their knowledge and passion for technology to assisting teachers with tech-savvy instruction methods, providing support to the school’s technology infrastructure, and learning more about their career path. The teachers at PS241 – The STEM Institute of Manhattan received valuable knowledge and tech support, as well as some much-welcomed energy that college students are known to bring. Last but certainly not least, the elementary school students formed lasting bonds with NYIT students, while learning about STEM career options and the necessary steps to getting there – most importantly, graduating from college (NYIT perhaps?!)