If you have been engaged with the RIT strategic planning process, you would know how prevalent the topic of interdisciplinary education and research pervades the plan. Every strategic planning task force mentioned this in one form or another.
Wanting to waste no time in moving forward with encouraging new interdisciplinary courses and to facilitate team teaching, President Destler has set aside funding and asked me to lead a request for proposal process. This is absolutely a terrific opportunity for RIT to move forward with its aspirations to be great through our uniqueness.Read More
As you may be aware, we have been working diligently to make a more concerted and strategic approach to building our academic summer program. The intent of offering summer courses is rather simple: meet student demand. More specifically, here are the reasons we need to improve our summer course offerings:Read More
Over the past few years, RIT has participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As you know, the COACHE task force has been diligent about analyzing the wealth of data collected in the 2012 faculty survey.Read More
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.Read More