Statement of Ethical Guidelines
The Center for Teaching and Learning is affiliated with the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) in Higher Education. It recognizes and abides by the standards for ethical practice collaboratively developed and endorsed by the organization.
- Participation in all activities sponsored by the CTL, including individual consultations and public events, is voluntary on the part of the faculty member.
- Attendance at workshops and other public events is a matter of public record.
- All individual consultations with the CTL are strictly confidential. We do not disclose any information from our consultations to anyone, including department chairs, deans, and other university administrators, unless the faculty member requests that we do so and authorizes the release of the information in writing. This includes the identities of those with whom we work, the information they share with us, and data we gather on their behalf through classroom observations, interactions with students, and other work.
- If CTL staff members learn of activity that is illegal or inconsistent with university policies, or if we have good reason to believe the safety of others is at risk, we are obligated to report such information to the appropriate University office.
- All materials that are generated in the course of observations, consultations, and related work are the property of the faculty member. We do not share materials generated in consultations, observations, focus groups, or other services without permission. The faculty member is free to share these materials as he or she deems appropriate.
- CTL activities and staff are completely separate from all personnel processes: we do not provide evaluative or summative reports for reappointment, tenure, or promotion, nor do we make recommendations for awards or grants.
Meet our Staff
New York Center for Teaching & Learning
Francine Glazer, associate provost for educational innovation and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, is a biologist by training and has been actively working with faculty members on teaching and learning since 1993. She is Past President of the POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Network in Higher Education, serves on the executive advisory board of the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association, and is a member of the editorial review boards of Innovative Higher Education and To Improve the Academy. She is also the editor of Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. Her areas of interest include encouraging active learning, use of student teams in the classroom, faculty mentoring and leadership development, and online and blended learning. Fran earned a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from University of Colorado-Boulder and a B.S. magna cum laude, thesis honors from Tufts University.
Noreen O’Brien is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Noreen joined the CTL in January 2018 to work with faculty to incorporate high-impact practices into the curriculum. Before joining the CTL, Noreen worked for 15 years in enrollment management in a number of key leadership positions. Her most recent role was Director of Operations in the NYIT Admissions Office, where her main focus was to realign personnel and redesign processes to incorporate innovative technologies. Noreen earned an M.S. in Instructional Technology from NYIT School of Education and a B.A. in International Business from Sacred Heart University College of Business.
Jackie Jacoby joined New York Tech in 2016 as Fran's assistant. She enjoys working with others and provides logistical support for CTL activities. Jackie earned an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in Child Study and Speech Communication.
Vancouver Centre for Teaching & Learning
Greg Gerber is an assistant professor and serves as both the Assistant Dean for MSIT and as Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Vancouver, British Columbia. With roots in the K-12 school system as a teacher, administrator, and network architect, Greg is passionate about and is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching. He has enjoyed a variety of positions in higher education, including Director of Learning at the Society of Christian Schools of British Columbia and Adjunct Professor in Education at several universities, including Simon Fraser, Trinity Western, and Royal Roads. Greg is well-known for his work as a keynote speaker at conferences around the globe and for his work in using open source social media as a source for enabling schools to assess risks associated with threat behaviours better, then plan appropriate interventions. Greg finds joy in solving complex problems and helping educators resolve tensions between practice and theoretical understanding. He has extensive experience in technology infrastructure and securities, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership, and instruction.