FITR @ Kingsborough Community College

About FITR

FITR logo and tagline Reading Matters.

What is the Faculty Initiative on Teaching Reading (FITR)?

In 2017, a group of cross-disciplinary faculty at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York launched the Faculty Initiative on Teaching Reading (FITR). FITR offers multiple professional development opportunities for faculty interested in enhancing the teaching of reading in their classes. Along with an annual symposium on college reading and a faculty interest group (FIG), in 2019 FITR launched a semester-long collaborative professional development seminar in which faculty members across the disciplines build their capacity to integrate the teaching of reading into their coursework. We invite you to explore our website and get in touch with us if you are interested in attending the FIG, participating in the collaborative seminar, or becoming involved in the work of FITR. 

2022 – 2023 Seminar Facilitators

Ivana Espinet,

Dominic Wetzel,


FITR Advisory Board


Gregory Bruno, English

Annie Del Principe, English

Emral Devany, Biological Sciences

Ivana Espinet, Education

Michelle Gabay, English

Libby Garland, History

Delia Hernandez, Education

Rachel Ihara, English

Laura Kates, Education

Emily Schnee, English

Tracy Steffy, Political Science

Dominic Wetzel, Sociology