Center for Excellence in Teaching

Center for Excellence in Teaching Mission

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

For more information about the CET please visit our
About the CET page.


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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 instructions outlined on this page for details and contact 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

Machine Learning Imagery

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:  "The Loop for Good 2021:” FIT Civility Week 2021 presentation. Sponsored, in part, by Faculty Development Grants and Awards Program (CET), Professor Lee's video demonstrates her research and development of personal protective clothing for health care workers. Watch the video




Lumen Circles Fellowships: Learning Communities for Effective Teaching

LUMEN CIRCLES (SUNY sponsored): Connect with other faculty through virtual communities to explore and share effective, evidence-based teaching practices. 
-Learn about Lumen Circles: Visit Lumen Circles website
-Click on this link to register for a preview webinar

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Adjunct Orientation

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.

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Teaching and Learning Resources 

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. 

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Links to Resources and Recordings

Visit this page for valuable links to resources, CET webinars and downloads in support of your teaching practice.


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Gladys Marcus Library: Intellectual Property Resources

Intellectual Property Guide 
This is a guide to a variety outside resources related to intellectual property and publishing of interest to both faculty and students. Its coverage includes copyright, trademark, fair use, and open access.

Self-Paced Online Mini-Course about OER 
Use this guide to learn more about OER, SUNY support for OER integration, and the FIT Departmental OER Grant. 


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 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

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Visit the CET Calendar to sign up for the our events and training sessions. 

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Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources — delivering valuable information via a daily site, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webinars and online tools.

CET Shortcuts to Frequently Used Pages

Educational Resources That Promote Equity and Inclusion

Contact Us

Center for Excellence in Teaching

Room B502
(212) 217-4064
(212) 217-4061 fax

Elaine Maldonado

(212) 217-4062

Jeffrey Riman

(212) 217-4063

Celia Baez

Associate Coordinator
(212) 217-4064