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
For more information about the CET please visit our
About the CET page.
CET Teaching Center Lab Facility and Remote Labs
The CET Teaching Center (Room B-502) is equipped with all of the Mac and PC software needed for faculty to work in support of their teaching and learning needs. The lab is also equipped with a printer, high-quality flatbed, and document scanners, and a lending library. Drop by anytime to work alone or with your colleagues.
FIT Remote Labs, powered by Leostream allows you to access the CET lab computers wherever you are. Sign-up for FIT Remote Labs here. For details 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 2022 Adjunct Institute: Theory to Practice: Decolonizing the Curriculum and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
On Wednesday May 18, The Adjunct Institute held it's Adjunct Summer Institute event. Guest speaker, Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian's presentation explored the larger theories of decoloniality, indigenous pedagogy, trauma-informed approaches to the practice of teaching. The workshop included small breakout groups where attendees shared their experiences and insights. Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from Pennsylvania State University. She is a leading communication scholar whose work addresses contemporary global issues relating to media, diversity and social justice. Visit the Adjunct Summer Institute event page for more details and related readings.
Grants and Awards
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.
Faculty Development Grants and Awards (FDGA) The Faculty Development Grants and Awards Program is dedicated to the development of faculty in their creative inquiry and growth as educators, scholars, artists, designers, business innovators and industry-related professionals. FIT faculty members, including full-time classroom, non-classroom and adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply for funding. Visit the FDGA page or Download an application form
Digital Fashion and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTS)
Guest speaker, Syama Meagher, provides an introduction to this topic, including where fashion could be heading
and how NFTs are changing the game for creators and brands. Ms. Meagher is the CEO
and founder of Scaling Retail, a global consultancy----focused on the intersection
of consumer and Web3.
Professor Vincent Quan, FBM, follows with a faculty-to-faculty session on the business and transactional aspects of NFTs, including the role of crypto currency.
The new protective medical clothing design project
FIT Black History Month 2022 - The new protective medical clothing design project was, in part, funded by a Faculty Development Grants and Award.
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. link to register for a preview webinar
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.
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.
CET Workshop Recordings Visit this page for valuable links to resources, CET webinars and downloads in support of your teaching practice.
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.
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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