The Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning (FITL) is a faculty-centered enterprise dedicated to the advancement of educational practice. FITL was created in October 2008 through a $1.92 million, 5-year Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the US Department of Education. The grant ended in September 2013; the Center is now being funded by New York University. The mission of FITL is to partner with faculty and staff to promote innovative teaching strategies and technologies for learning at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Over the years, FITL has formed partnerships with faculty and staff to explore and discuss the educational and technological needs of the School of Engineering community. The Center offers services to faculty and staff, which include training in state-of-the-art teaching technologies, access to technologies and resources, opportunities for research and design, and collaboration on educational and technical projects. At the Center, faculty and staff consult with specialized staff to receive assistance in efficiently implementing technology in their classroom or work environment to maximize student success. The Center also provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to collaborate on technology-based projects.
During the 5 years of the grant funding, 2008-2013, FITL developed 10 programs, projects and services:
It is with enthusiasm that FITL continues to operate the Center today and build on the development of these programs.