CIT 2019 @ Purchase College
CIT 2019 / Elevate Learning: Transforming Challenges into Solutions
SUNY’s annual Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) creates an informal atmosphere that promotes a camaraderie for sharing experiences and expertise in instruction and technology for SUNY faculty and instructional support professionals.
We are at the beginning of another wave of unprecedented change that challenges the relevance of higher education. Transforming how we work is required to create opportunities that deliver high-quality experiences to prepare our students to take their place in an ever-changing world.
Keynote Speaker: Heather Payne
The Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching & Technology (FACT2) and the CIT Planning Committee are pleased to announce Heather Payne as our Keynote Speaker. Since 2011, Payne has quickly expanded Ladies Learning Code from its Toronto headquarters to 11 cities; she also started Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code. Her latest venture, the for-profit HackerYou, offers courses taught by industry-leading professionals. She is also the founding director of Toronto’s Mozilla-backed youth digital literacy initiative. Payne has spoken at many conferences, including 99U in New York, meshmarketing, and EdInnovation, and has been featured on CBC’s The National and in The Globe and Mail. She was recently named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and has worked in corporate marketing and at startups for her entire career so far.
Established in 1992, the Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) is the State University of New York’s (SUNY’s) largest and most prominent event on instructional technology in education, providing a forum for faculty, instructional support professionals, and policymakers to present, discuss, and explore innovative avenues for integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment. CIT, now in its 28th year, is held annually on a SUNY campus. The on-campus environment creates an informal atmosphere of sharing and networking among colleagues. The resulting camaraderie promotes a collaborative environment within and across disciplines for faculty from all campus types. CIT has drawn between 350 to 500 attendees, all of whom are actively involved in researching, developing, promoting, and incorporating technology in education.