A FITL to End All FITLs!!!
Conceptualized and implemented by then Provost Stanley McKenzie, the inaugural faculty institute began in 1998 and was held annually over the ensuing 14 years. With an ever-changing focus, countless faculty have had the opportunity to participate in workshops, hands-on training, and inspiring presentations on pedagogy, teaching and learning strategies, academic technologies, scholarship, and many other topics. Most importantly, FITL provided faculty and staff with opportunities to network with colleagues, have some fun, and wrap up the academic year.
The final Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning (FITL) was held Wednesday, May 22 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. This year, 200 attendees enjoyed four guest speakers and RIT's faculty presenters and panelists who challenged faculty to "un"learn and strive for a work/life balance, the main conference themes.
Going forward, the Provost will focus on new initiatives, and we encourage RIT faculty to look ahead with anticipation as The Wallace Center provides unique opportunities at Intersession and continues its focus on providing faculty with a continuum of support for their professional and organizational development.
Thank you for your participation, positive comments and wonderful support! And please take advantage of the presentations from 2013 and previous conferences posted and available for your information and use.
Lynn, Anne, Cheryl & Susan,
Your FITL Team