Exciting new projects from Academic Affairs include:
- The Faculty Development Grants and Awards Committee (previously known as the Teaching Institute) have released new meeting dates for Fall 2014. For a complete schedule, and more information on 2014-15 Faculty Development Grants and Awards, visit the Center for Excellence in Teaching.
- Nominations are now being accepted for the SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in the categories of Teaching, Faculty Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Librarianship and Professional Service. The deadline for nominations is September 26, 2014. For more information contact Elaine Maldonado, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching.
The College Wide Curriculum Committee has developed suggested guidelines for submission of interdisciplinary courses. If you are interested in developing an interdisciplinary course to be co-taught, the following 3 areas should be included as part of your course proposal submission.
- How the interdisciplinary, co-taught course provides students with specific learning opportunities that would not be achieved through traditional methods.
- How the proposed course will integrate multiple disciplines and perspectives into the overall learning outcomes.
- How the course helps students to integrate these multiple perspectives into a cohesive understanding of the content.
Additionally, the office of Academic Affairs requests that each proposed course contain a plan developed by the teachers to assess the effectiveness of the co-teaching experience.
- For the most up-to-date information about grant opportunities, see the Grants Digest
- Restructuring of FIT's General Education Curriculum policy. For more information, see this memo from the Office of Academic Affairs, dated March 17, 2014.
- Update on Academic Program & General Education Review for AY2014-15
FIT faculty are encouraged to apply to Fulbright's specialist program, a two to six week experience in a selected institution abroad. The FSP grant aims to exchange expertise and and build collaborations between US faculty and international partners on curriculum, faculty development, and institutional planning. Background on the FSP grant and application information can be found here: www.fitnyc.edu/22100.asp
In Fall 2014, the two-year Bachelor's Degree online program in International Trade and Marketing goes live. For more information, visit the office of Online Learning.
By Summer 2015, FIT will complete the transition from ANGEL to Blackboard. All courses and groups will be housed in Blackboard, which has many exciting new features such as enhanced rubrics, easier grading, and a better content editor.