Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning supports faculty members in their work as teacher-scholars by cultivating reflective practice and promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning. We assist faculty members in providing our students with a career-oriented, forward-looking education that prepares them to succeed in a global economy and an increasingly technological world. As part of NYIT's identity as a global institution, we pay particular attention to how social, linguistic, and cultural diversity both affects and enriches the student experience. As part of NYIT's identity as a partially virtual institution, we serve as a resource for best practices in skillful, appropriate, and effective uses of technology in education.
We build partnerships across campus, recognizing that together we can achieve goals we cannot reach individually. We strive to build a fully-engaged community—a community of scholars, a community of learners, a community of professionals working together to give our students the best education possible.
- Provide leadership and assistance in articulating a vision of effective teaching at NYIT
- Infuse best practices into curriculum development, delivery, and assessment
- Increase the skillful and appropriate use of technology in teaching and learning
- Foster faculty career success
We provide an extensive range of services, including:
- Design, development and evaluation of instruction (face-to-face, blended, online)
- Curriculum design/redesign – to comply with accreditation standards, or for online or blended course delivery
- Identification and assessment of student learning outcomes
- Developing rubrics
- Formative evaluation of teaching (confidential classroom observations and consultations are available upon request)
- Interpreting and using the summative feedback you receive
- Portfolio development for career advancement
- Classroom research and the scholarship of teaching and learning
- Networking on campus: locating people who share your interest in and commitment to effective instruction and student learning
- Access to print, electronic and other resources about teaching and learning
- Campus collaborations through faculty learning communities
- Provide opportunities for joint instructional or scholarly projects
- Consultation on preparing grant proposals related to instruction
- Identifying forums for publication of project results and professional conferences focused on teaching and learning
- Creating an environment in which you can reflect about your teaching and the enhancement of your professional skills
Statement of Ethical Guidelines
The Center for Teaching and Learning is affiliated with the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) in Higher Education. It recognizes and abides by the standards for ethical practice collaboratively developed and endorsed by the organization: http://podnetwork.org/about-us/what-is-faculty-development/ethical-guidelines/
- Participation in all activities sponsored by the CTL, including individual consultations and public events, is voluntary on the part of the faculty member.
- Attendance at workshops and other public events is a matter of public record.
- All individual consultations with the CTL are strictly confidential. We do not disclose any information from our consultations to anyone, including department chairs, deans, and other university administrators, unless the faculty member requests that we do so and authorizes the release of the information in writing. This includes the identities of those with whom we work, the information they share with us, and data we gather on their behalf through classroom observations, interactions with students, and other work.
- If CTL staff members learn of activity that is illegal or inconsistent with university policies, or if we have good reason to believe the safety of others is at risk, we are obligated to report such information to the appropriate University office.
- All materials that are generated in the course of observations, consultations, and related work are the property of the faculty member. We do not share materials generated in consultations, observations, focus groups, or other services without permission. The faculty member is free to share these materials as he or she deems appropriate.
- CTL activities and staff are completely separate from all personnel processes: we do not provide evaluative or summative reports for reappointment, tenure, or promotion, nor do we make recommendations for awards or grants.