The Third Annual FITT Academy was held June 4 – 8, 2018


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The Fostering Innovation in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Academy is a hands-on project-specific faculty development opportunity sponsored by Resources for Information, Technology and Education (RITE).


The Third Annual FITT Academy will be held June 4 – 8, 2018 and the call for project proposals is now open. Project proposal applications are to be submitted by
Sunday, February 11, 2018 and will be reviewed by the FITT Academy Committee (FAC)
which includes RITE staff and previous FITT Scholars. Applicants will be notified by
early March of accepted project proposals.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility - Full-time faculty or lecturer
  • Availability - Required attendance from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm June 4 - 8, 2018
  • Assessment - Scheduled to teach during Fall 2018


If selected, participants will be assigned to a Project Support Team that will assist in crafting a project charter, including project timeline, resources required, budget and assessment plan.


Project applications using the following required criteria:

  • Feasible: Projects must align with the campus strategic plan and be of size and scope to be substantially completed by close of the Academy using current personnel and resources in RITE.
  • Innovative: The sponsors encourage innovative/out-of-box thinking relative to the faculty member’s experience and expertise.
  • Transformative: Projects have the potential to enhance or change students' active engagement in developing knowledge and skills, critical thinking, higher-order skills, and/or communication with use of technology.


Project Tracks:

  • Adaptive Learning Technologies
  • Games and Gamification/Credential
  • The Internet of Things/Beacon
  • Mobile Learning/ Tablet Computing/ Bring Your Own Device
  • Makerspaces/3D Printing/ Robotics
  • Wearable Technology/ Quantified Self
  • Artificial Intelligence/ Virtual Assistants
  • Next-Generation Learning Management System (LMS) -
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Blockchain/Crypto Currency
  • Computer User-Interfaces
  • Universal Design for Learning


For more information and descriptions about the tracks, go to Track Definitions


(NOTE: Project tracks were inspired by the New Media Consortium Horizon Report - 2017 Higher Education Edition)


Funding Awarded:

If selected for the Academy a stipend of $1,500 will be awarded to the faculty member.


  • $250 for completion of full project charter with FITT Project Team
  • $1,000 at the conclusion of the Academy in June 2018
  • $250 for presentation at 2018 spring symposium


A small budget is also available to cover technology needs (hardware, software).


If selected for the Academy, faculty agree to:

  • Spring 2018 – Collaborate with the FITT Academy Committee and Project Support Team to craft project charter (possibly up to 3 depending on complexity of the project)
  • Summer 2018 - June 4 – 8, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm) Attend all dates of the Academy on campus
  • Fall 2018 - Implement and assess project in a college course
  • Fall 2018 - Present at the Research & Creativity Forum (date TBA)
  • Spring 2019 - Present during the FITT Symposium (date TBA) to peers on project and assessment results
  • Participate in the ongoing community of practice activities for FITT


Questions related to FITT Academy can be direct to:

Meghan Pereira

Director of Instructional Design & Training




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