The Work Matters:
A Guide for New Faculty Teaching at City Tech

New York City College Of Technology, CUNY

The Work Matters homepage
The Work Matters homepage

The Work Matters (Teaching Guide) is a teaching guide repository that focuses on providing current, new, or adjunct faculty with the necessary resources and information needed to assist with their teaching at City Tech.

My Role

I had a major part to play in bringing this website to life. Nothing of the sort existed at the time for City Tech faculty to access information for successful teaching. Along with three colleagues of mine, my supervisor, the coordinator of this endeavor, and another web developer, we were able to create, organize, and present the content in a meaningful way that would benefit faculty. 

We were all listed as part of the reference to this online resource for anyone looking to reference content created. See reference below:

Dreyfuss, A.E., Jordan, J., Rajaram, K., Caka, M. (2014). (2nd Ed.). The work matters: A guide for new faculty teaching at City Tech. New York City College of Technology, CUNY.
Online at http://facultycommons.citytech.cuny.edu/teachingguide.

This version of the site is the 2nd Edition. After our initial completion of the site, we did a survey on what users wanted for the site. After we gathered the answers and suggestions, I crafted this new design that is similarly in layout to the original. One of the main features requested was search! I made search front and center with the new design and spruced up the look with new colors and icons I created for the homepage.

Samples of icons created

This website is completely built on a custom WordPress theme I created. This allowed me to keep the site lightweight and customize the site with features how I wanted.

Teaching Guide - Getting Started
Getting Started page

Let's wrap up!

This website has provided many many faculty with the resources and information they need to have a successful teaching experience at City Tech. Many of the faculty seem very pleased with how easy it is to use and are thankful! I am very pleased with the outcome of the site and the purpose it serves and i get to experience first hand from the people who use it and get immediate feedback on how it has helped them or improvements they wish to see in the future.

Let's work

If you’d like to talk about a project you want help with, need an advice about building websites, or just want to say hey, just drop me a message at kev.rajaram@gmail.com