The Faculty Institute of Teaching and Learning (FITL) was established to support faculty at the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus in their pursuit of instructional excellence by engaging them in research-based, professional growth activities designed to enhance and refine their practice. When faculty avail themselves of these opportunities it ensures that students are immersed in quality postsecondary learning experiences that will contribute to their academic success.

Our Commitment

Provide faculty with professional development and technical assistance

  • Pedagogical focus area training
  • Teaching consultation and technical assistance
  • New faculty orientation
  • Faculty participation in regional and national conferences

Develop cadre of faculty experts

  • Faculty-to-faculty recruitment/coaching program
  • Faculty experts in specific instructional pedagogies
  • Faculty support one another as they revise and develop new curriculum

Create and maintain a collection of best practices

  • Cross-disciplinary Communities of Practice (CoP) and Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Online teaching and learning resource repository (LibGuide)

Our Programs

  • Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL)
  • Differentiated Instruction (DI)
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Faculty Experts
  • Faculty Recruiters/Coaches
  • Peer Academic Leadership Program (PALP)

*Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Award Number: P031S150022