At RIT, we give our faculty support throughout their career to help them grow, learn and succeed in the classroom. The institution provides a continuum of support programs for innovative teaching, securing funding, career development, and research resources.
Faculty Support and Development
The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs acts as RIT's chief academic officer to shape and drive the academic mission of the university by building and maintaining a vibrant faculty with superior teaching and scholarship achievements. The Provost’s office supports professional development programs, tenure and promotion guidance, support for the enhancement of teaching and learning, and the sharing of information through effective communication.
A collaboration between the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion provides institutional membership to the career development tools offered through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The Center provides skills and strategies intended to help RIT faculty, post docs and graduate students thrive in academic life. The NCFDD offers a wide variety of resources, from tools to increase your research productivity, to writing and time management.
ILI coordinates the development, adoption, and promotion of effective teaching and learning in higher education at RIT and around the world. Innovative teaching and learning projects in all RIT Colleges, are supported by ILI through a number of programs – web-based resources, flipped classrooms, online teaching and course design strategies.
The FCDS team manages programs and services for faculty at all stages of their career including RIT’s faculty mentoring and academic leadership development programs, new faculty orientation and other special events and programs.
In 2015 RIT’s sponsored research portfolio reached a record $62 million in funding – half coming from federal sources. Sponsored Research supports faculty throughout the funding process from Grant Writer’s Boot Camp, to compliance and award management.
The RIT Libraries provides a broad array of resources and services to support RIT faculty, including its very own publishing arm – the RIT Press. Reference librarians support each of the RIT Colleges with access to a myriad of research tools and databases to assist faculty in their research, teaching and student support.