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
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CET Headlines

FIT Remote Labs: Access for Faculty to the CET Lab

New Event: On Thursday, March 24 from 12:00-2:00 the Offices of Online Learning & Academic Technologies and the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) invite you to explore Digital Fashion and Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) Join via Webex, Visit the event page.

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.

Digital Fashion and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTS)

Machine Learning Imagery

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.

Watch the event recording

The new protective medical clothing design project

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. 

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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. 

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

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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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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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CET Calendar

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

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Campus Technology

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.

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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