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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. 

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Middle States Accreditation: The Quality Buck Stops Here
February 19, 2015

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. 

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NSF ADVANCE Evaluator visit
February 13, 2015

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. 

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Intersession January 2015
January 30, 2015

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. 

 

 

2014

2015

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Addressing Faculty and Staff Satisfaction
December 15, 2014

“Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”

-Denis Waitley

 

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. 

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Isabella - a 2025 RIT graduate
November 26, 2014

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

-Mattie Stepanek

 

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.

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The most wonderful time of the year: PLIG Call for Proposals
November 7, 2014

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.

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The 2014 Malmӧ RIT Symposium
October 31, 2014

“Malmö is also undergoing a transition from being an industrial city to a city of knowledge. Older industries have been replaced by investments in new technology and training programmes of high calibre. Malmö University, which opened in 1998, is Sweden's latest venture in the field of higher education, accommodating some 25, 000 students.”

-City of Malmӧ website, 

 

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