Center for Innovative Teaching

The Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT) is a faculty driven program designed to promote faculty growth in their teaching.

The CIT provides resources for faculty to explore a variety of pedagogical and research based opportunities to help students achieve their goals at Robert Morris University.

Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed.
Director, Center for Innovative Teaching
412 397-6029
Nicole Carlins
Office Assistant- Center for Innovative Teaching
412 397-6208

The CIT focuses on the five key areas of practice that include:  

  • New Faculty Orientation and Support
  • Innovative Teaching and Technology, 
  • Culturally Responsive Practices and Peer Collaboration, 
  • Pedagogical Research and Effective Teaching, and 
  • Reflective Practice and Teaching Circles

Additional CIT Information and Resources

CIT Structure


  • Oversees all activities and works with Operational Board and Advisory Board to plan and execute activities of the CIT. 
  • Manages budget and pedagogical research awards and professional development travel. 
  • Ensures outcomes assessment and prepares annual report.
  • Meets monthly with SESS Dean.

Operational Board Members

  • Hold major responsibility for one of the following aspects of the CIT and supports all programming:
  • New Faculty Orientation and Support
  • Innovative teaching and technology
  • Culturally Responsive Practices and Peer Collaboration
  • Pedagogical Research and Effective Teaching
  • Reflective Practice and  Teaching Circles

Advisory Board Members

  • Advise operational board and coordinator on a regular basis
  • Work with operational board and coordinator on program activities 

Part-time Assistant

  • Performs clerical work as needed for the coordinator
  • Updates and manages the CIT website
  • Takes notes at Operational and Advisory Board meetings
  • Assists in program execution

Operational Board Members

Advisory Board Members

  • Diane Igoche,  Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems SIHSS
  • Eliada Griffin, Associate Professor of Management SBUS
  • Benjamin Campbell, Associate Professor of Engineering SEMS
  • Soren Fanning, Assistant Professor SIHSS
  • Ann Jabro, University Professor of Communication SIHSS
  • Greg Krivacek, Assistant Professor of Accounting SBUS
  • ‘Ersem Karadog, Professor of Hospitality and Tourism- Sport Management SBUS
  • Monmohan Chaubey, Assistant Professor of Management SBUS
  • Janice Sarasnick, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical SNEHS
  • Nadine Englert, Interim Dean, SNEHS
  • Maria Kalevitch, Dean SEMS and Acting Associate Provost for Innovation 
Pedagogical Resources
  • RMU Library Book Holdings
  • Faculty Research Articles
  • Pedagogical Strategies
  • CIT Pedagogical Seminar Presentations
Newsletter and Board Minutes
Reflective Practice and Teaching Circles
Data Driven Advising and Navigate

For helpful walkthrough guides on topics such as Setting Availability and Keeping Attendance with Navigate, you can also access the Navigate resources directly using this link.

Faculty Advising Handbook

Attached is the new Faculty Advising Handbook. Here you will find valuable resources to assist you as you advise students in a number of key areas.  This manual will be updated at the beginning of each semester to reflect the current changes within the university.

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