NYU-Poly receives $1.9 million grant to fund Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning Center

Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s commitment to provide its students an educational experience rooted in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e) will be bolstered by a $1.9 million grant it has received from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning Center (FITLC).   The Center will enable Polytechnic students and faculty to utilize educational tools and resources that mirror their technologically-advanced coursework.

“The Center will drive vital hardware upgrades to our technology infrastructure, and will allow our faculty to best utilize that technology for the learning styles of today’s tech-savvy students,” says Dr. Iraj Kalkhoran, dean of undergraduate academics.

The Center’s primary goal, according to Dr. Kalkhoran, is to enhance NYU-Poly’s educational aspirations by:

  • Assessing and implementing an Institute-wide course management system;
  • Providing technology teaching tools in classrooms;
  • Creating SMART classrooms outfitted with audio and visual hardware;
  • Providing faculty professional development in the use of educational technology to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Furnishing faculty with updated laptop computers to enable incorporation of educational technology into classrooms;
  • Upgrading the wireless infrastructure to support student wireless computing and increase student access to technology-mediated curricular components.