Teaching Support

The following collection of websites, tutorials, and contact information will provide you with the teaching support you will need to be successful at RIT.

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops for Faculty

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Library Support

Student Information System (SIS)

The Registrar’s website maintains documentation on accessing the Student Information System (SIS) to view your class schedule, rosters, and how to submit grades at the end of the semester. They also send faculty a grading newsletter each semester.  Your department will have additional information on preparing to use the Student Information System (SIS). See SIS Faculty and Staff Home Page.

RIT Supported Technologies

Student Support

It is important that faculty are knowledgeable about the services available to all RIT students. Likewise, it is critical to understand the support mechanisms that enable students to do their best and be successful in the classroom. This list is not comprehensive, as there are many more support areas for our students.

Disability Services Office (DSO)

  • DSO is dedicated to facilitating equitable access to the full RIT experience for students with disabilities. Visit their website to learn more.


Starfish is RIT’s web-based tool for faculty to communicate academic concerns to undergraduate students. The links below will provide you with detailed instructions on using RIT’s academic alert system that allows instructors to send timely feedback and information to students regarding their performance in a course.  

Support Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

  • Overview of Services - The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) assigns faculty to provide tutoring, academic/career advising, and personal counseling for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in courses and programs in the other colleges of RIT. These faculty are skilled at working with students of all communication orientations, including those who do not use sign language as well as those who communicate in ASL.
  • Access Services - Provides interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning (C-print) services to the RIT community so that all members can enjoy full access to communication.
  • Teach2Connect - Contains information intended to provide instructors with classroom teaching strategies that foster collaborative learning among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. Additionally, this site provides valuable resources to assist faculty in finding answers to questions they might have when working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in and outside of the classroom.
  • RIT American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) - RADSCC is a catalyst for promoting open dialogue and communication among Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people on campus and in the Rochester community. RIT is the only hearing university in the world that supports a place like the RADSCC on its campus.

Wellness Division of Student Affairs

English Language Center

University Writing Program

Research/Scholarship Support

Many faculty will also be engaged in scholarship and research activities as part of their workload. Several units on campus are available to assist in the areas of grant writing and the preparation of your scholarship for publication.

Professional Development