Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology
|Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) is a selective program for faculty seeking to improve teaching and learning by incorporating technology in their classes. The program supports innovative ways of thinking about teaching and learning with technology: creative pedagogical approaches to using familiar technologies (such as Blackboard) and the inclusion of less familiar technologies that enable students to learn in new ways. FITT aims to cultivate a community of faculty interested in exploring the use of technology for teaching and learning, providing a forum for faculty to share their ideas and experiences with colleagues. By fostering a culture of reflection on the impact of technology, FITT endeavors to improve the student experience at Hunter and encourages faculty to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. FITT was launched by President Raab in 2008.
FITT supports project development that is conducted primarily during the summer months. Faculty are invited to submit FITT proposals each February. Successful applicants receive a stipend and are supported by educational technologists, other ICIT staff, and faculty fellows. FITT awardees develop and evaluate their projects and share their work and insights with the Hunter community. For further details, see our most recent call for proposals.
The FITT program also hosts a series of luncheon meetings throughout the semester, in which FITT award winners and other Hunter faculty share how they use technology for teaching and learning. These Tech Thursday meetings are held from 12 to 2pm in the Charlotte Frank Classroom, 1203 Hunter East.
For additional information about FITT or Tech Thursdays, email email@example.com.