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
By now I hope that you have seen information about how the campus is preparing for the Middle States accreditation decennial evaluation visit in 2017. Given the amount of work that goes into this preparation, it is helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture in order to understand why we need to do this.Read More
During March 16 and 17, RIT will host a team of NSF ADVANCE evaluators who will evaluate the progress of the work of our ADVANCE team to date. This visit marks the mid-point for the ADVANCE grant and Dr. Margaret Bailey and her team of co-PIs have been working diligently with the Executive Advisory Committee to ensure that the visit proceeds smoothly.Read More
The January 2015 Intersession, which just ended, showed impressive increases in enrollments and excelled in the experiences for both students and faculty. Intersession 2015 enrollments for the Henrietta campus look promising when compared to those from 2014 as shown in the table below.
“Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”
Here are some updates on our progress on certain projects. Many of these are in support of our work in addressing faculty and staff satisfaction.
Principles of evaluation: Last spring the Academic Senate passed a motion (while I stepped out of the room to take a call, I might add) asking the provost to lead the deans to draft a set of principles that guide faculty and staff evaluations. Currently, there is a small group of deans working on the initial draft and we hope to complete this task before the end of the semester.Read More
Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.
I can envision the provost in 2025 standing up at her desk surrounded by the current transparent touch-screen video displays, asshe reviews data that provide the latest glimpse into how the university is providing the nation's leading experiential educational opportunity.Read More
It’s that time of year again and the Provost’s Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG) cycle has begun. If you’re considering applying for PLIG funding, the focus areas for this year have shifted a bit, and there’s a new funding opportunity for projects related to the use of learning analytics to improve student achievement and study the effectiveness of new pedagogies and academic technologies. We’re so excited about the potential for this grant, we’re offering a one-time Q&A session to answer all your burning questions about PLIG funding for analytics on December 3.Read More