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: information, facilitates interaction and serves to assist faculty to explore a variety of pedagogical and research based opportunities to better serve our student population to achieve their goals at Robert Morris University.

    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 SCIS
    • Eliada Griffin, Associate Professor of Management SBUS
    • Benjamin Campbell, Associate Professor of Engineering SEMS
    • Soren Fanning, Assistant Professor SESS
    • Ann Jabro, University Professor of Communication SCIS
    • 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 SNHS
    • Nadine Englert, Interim Dean, SNHS
    • George Semich, University Professor of Education, Director, IML Doctoral Program SESS
    • 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
    • Spring 2018 Newsletter
    • October 2017 Newsletter
    • Fall 2018 Convocation Record
    Reflective Practice and Teaching Circles


    Calendar of Upcoming Events

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