Teaching and Learning Services can provide limited support to RIT faculty who are involved in projects to explore or expand the use of innovative teaching models and/or academic technologies, in traditional, flipped, and blended classrooms, as well as online.
Teaching and learning research and development projects
While TLS does not provide direct financial support, Teaching and learning Services is always available to assist RIT faculty with projects relating to credit-bearing courses, including:
- Collaborating on instructional design strategies
- Assisting in the design and development of course materials, from paper-based worksheets to online media
- Helping develop strategies and documentation to assist students in participating in new learning structures
- Exploring the integration of myCourses with other technologies
- Developing surveys to gauge student reaction and learning to new learning methods
- Strategies for delivering content using myCourses or other supported technologies
TLS pilot projects
At times, Teaching and Learning Services looks for RIT faculty to partner in trying out or piloting a new technology, learning model, or learning space.
Provost’s Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG)
Each year, the provost awards PLIG grants to provide funds for RIT faculty who wish to try an innovative teaching method or technology in the classroom.
PLIG recipients can access assistance from TLS as needed. TLS also works with PLIG recipients to facilitate dissemination of findings and results from their PLIG-funded projects.