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‘Move 78’ Retreat – A great success

February 20, 2017

“I’m afraid of humans. I’m not afraid of AI,” – Max Versace


Wow! What a day we had at RIT on Friday, February 17, 2017. Over 275 faculty, students, staff, alums (and at least one trustee!) and friends came together to listen to talks, view posters, and discuss the topics of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented intelligence and the like; we called it the Move 78 Retreat*. It was a day of thinking big.

News & Numbers from the Innovative Learning Institute

October 12, 2016

I’m pleased to share with you some recent data from the Innovative Learning Institute regarding online enrollment, course availability, and faculty resources.

On edX

March 11, 2016

"To boldly go … " -Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek

You have to appreciate the simplicity of the mission of the USS Enterprise, Star Trek’s iconic starship: To boldly go where no one has gone before. When it comes to its teaching and learning mission, RIT shares this passion for exploration. It was, after all, the first institution to offer a number of unique degrees such as software engineering, microelectronics engineering, biotechnology, and a Ph.D. in imaging science to name a few. And in the 90s it was a leader in online education, offering one of the first online program in the country. Innovation and teaching go hand-in-hand at RIT. 

Program Review & Analysis

March 2, 2015

The strategic planning process brought the RIT community together and generated considerable buzz as well as great ideas for our future. Skimming through the plan, you will see ideas of expanding research, adding more experiential learning, establishing co-curricular transcripts, and many more. But throughout the discussion, the question of what are we going to stop doing? kept coming up. 

Isabella - a 2025 RIT graduate

November 26, 2014

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.

-Mattie Stepanek

 

ILI Shows Progress, Begins Search for Permanent Director

October 10, 2014

 “Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity... and these in turn rely on the education of our people.”

-Julia Gillard

 

What Lies Ahead

September 24, 2014

autumn“Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

 

International education

April 23, 2014

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

 

 

Indulge me on this posting as the subject matter is one of my favorites: international education.

The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies

February 24, 2014

At a university as complex as RIT, it is extraordinarily challenging to be aware of the various gems we have scattered across campus. One such gem is the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS). For this posting, I thought I'd spend some time discussing the Center and provide three important updates.

RIT Ingenuity

January 20, 2014

"Good news, everybody" 

-- The professor from Futurama

Quirky and gifted. These words keep coming up in discussions we have with the Strategic Planning Steering committee to describe our students. Quirky, well, that's just the RIT way and who doesn't want to be a bit quirky anyway. But gifted isn't something you just say you are, nor is it a characteristic you learn—it is unsurprisingly a result of some gift you've been imbued with.