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What is the ILI?
The Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) coordinates the development, adoption, and promotion of effective teaching and learning in higher education at RIT and around the world. ILI creates opportunities for faculty success through a continuum of professional and organizational development programs.
Through its three entities—Teaching & Learning Services (TLS), Faculty Career Development (FCD), and the outward-facing RIT Online—the ILI anticipates, assesses, and responds to trends in higher education by: supporting faculty experimentation across disciplines; exploring flexible learning options; providing exceptional experiences for our students; and leveraging new technologies and pedagogies to strengthen RIT’s presence globally while ensuring a broad and satisfying career for RIT faculty.
Through Teaching & Learning Services, the ILI systematically encourages innovative teaching and learning projects in all RIT Colleges, including technology-enhanced and online course formats. TLS supports faculty in designing courses, applying appropriate academic technologies, developing media, and using classroom technology resources.
Through Faculty Career Development, the ILI supports the advancement of faculty in their academic careers with a faculty mentoring program, the academic leadership development program, new faculty orientation, and other special events and programs.
Through RIT Online, the ILI advances online learning at RIT, providing students with a robust, engaging, success-oriented experience; a continually expanding array of demand-based online programs; and exceptional social, academic, and technical support. RIT Online’s system of modular courses, stackable credentials, and accelerated options allows students to efficiently and affordably pursue an RIT master’s or bachelor’s degree, an RIT certificate, or a new competency.