Center for Excellence in Teaching
With the goal of improving teaching and student learning through professional development, the FIT Faculty Development Program, anchored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) assists and supports faculty in the development, use and assessment of effective instructional and curricular strategies. The Faculty Development program provides support for innovative, educational exploration across the curriculum, and seeks to foster a community of teaching practice. CET also works with faculty to explore new academic technologies and integrate pedagogically sound technology into the classroom.
"You cannot teach today the same way you did yesterday to prepare students for tomorrow." John Dewey
FIT Remote Labs: Access for Faculty to the CET Lab
FIT Remote Labs, powered by Leostream allows you to access the CET lab computers wherever you are. Please follow the intructions outlined in this page for details and contact the Tech Help if you have difficulties. 212-217-HELP
CET Events Pages
The CET designs, develops, sponsors and collaborates on events throughout the year that support best practices in teaching, learning and technology. The events pages linked here encompass many examples that contain audio recordings, supporting materials and resources. Please check our calendar frequently for our current offerings. Visit CET Events page
FIT's 2021 Adjunct Institute: Teaching in Times of Crisis
On April 28, 2021 Dr. Dolores Cimini, a SUNY-Albany colleague named by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change, presented on Teaching in Times of Crisis at the Adjunct Spring Institute. Dr. Cimini's presentation addressed current classroom challenges and explored strategies faculty can use. Visit CET Events page
Perkins Vatea: Best Practices for Teaching with Technology
A two-part Teaching with Technology project. Hands-on experiences with the newest
industry software will provide the foundation for faculty to create model lesson plans
and/or curricula that effectively integrate new technologies into teaching.
Visit the Perkins Vatea page.
Designing with Music
A faculty development event sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) and the Faculty Research Space (FRS). This unique collaborative event explored the intersection of pedagogy, design and emerging technology--- with musician Dan Tepfer. Partnering with FIT faculty and building on synergistic musical connections, faculty explored new ways to connect the diverse professional practices at FIT. Go to the event page for a video library of the event
Fashion Design in 3D
In today’s global fashion market, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, more companies are now using 3D visualization technology. Jennifer Lee, Fashion Business Management, presents a demonstration of CLO, one of the industries newest 3D software programs. Find out how this technology actively engages students in discussions, activities and positive learning outcomes. Watch Event Video
A series of web pages, exercises and resources for adjunct Faculty
The Adjunct Orientation is a self-guided resource designed to enhance your teaching practice. Explore each topic at your own pace and try the exercises in each section to test your knowledge.
Bookmark the Adjunct Orientation and explore the new resources designed for you.
The CET supports faculty in their efforts to provide effective and innovative teaching with a wide range of faculty development opportunities that reach out across the curriculum. This page provides helpful resources in support of your teaching practice.
Visit this page for valuable links to resources, CET webinars and downloads in support of your teaching practice.
Gladys Marcus Library: Intellectual Property Resources
Intellectual Property Guide
Self-Paced Online Mini-Course about OER
FIT Digital Syllabus Project
The FIT Concourse Digital Syllabus (also known as Syllabus Connect) is a campus-wide, syllabus template that already includes key FIT resources. Visit our FIT Digital Syllabus page for more information and a step-by-step tutorial.
Please contact the CET with questions or comments. 212-217-4063
Visit the CET Calendar to sign up for the our events and training sessions.
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CET Shortcuts to Frequently Used Pages
- CET Calendar
- New Faculty Information
- Instructional Technology
- Curriculum and Assessment
- Faculty Development Grants and Awards (formerly the Teaching Institute)
- Projects and Grants
- Teaching and Learning Resources
Educational resources that promote equity and inclusion:
- University of Southern California Race and Equity Center
- The Anti-Racist Discussion Pedagogy (.pdf)
- CUE: Methods to examine bias in your syllabi (.pdf)