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Diversity trumps agility
May 21, 2014

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.”

-Hu Jintao


At the April RIT Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Michael D'Arcangelo, director of diversity education at RIT, presented a thorough and thoughtful presentation entitled "A Business Case for Diversity: A Basis for Higher Education". I found his presentation built a compelling case for why diversity supports a number of strategic initiatives and I want to share some of the key points in this posting. You can find his entire presentation on the Resources section of the Diversity at RIT website.

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It is that time of the year again …
May 19, 2014

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt


If you have this frightening feeling that the pace of life is accelerating at an increasing rate, then chances are you are in the midst of middle spring at RIT. Once spring break occurs, hold on to your handlebars - commencement is just around the corner but there are a gazillion events that occur before graduation.

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The Innovative Learning Institute gauntlet
May 13, 2014

"Innovation is creativity with a job to do."

-John Emmerling

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

-Theodore Roosevelt


I often get asked "What's up with the ILI?" It's a fair question and one that deserves answering so I'm dedicating this post to the Innovative Learning Institute. 

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RIT Dubai Innovates!
May 12, 2014

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

-Steve Jobs


Back in February, I visited the RIT Dubai campus for a board meeting and to have conversations with faculty and staff. I always enjoy visiting our global campuses and am always impressed with the work they are doing. 

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May 7, 2014


“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

-Theodore Roosevelt


There are few people on campus who have not heard about our efforts to disseminate the information and data we collected from the 2012-2013 COACHE survey administration. I'm using this post to summarize our activities and provide an update.

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