"Innovation is creativity with a job to do."
"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."
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.Read More
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
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.Read More
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
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.Read More
“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.Read More
"Well done is better than well said."
A tip of the RIT baseball cap …
… to Maureen Valentine, associate dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, who was selected as the 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rochester Engineering Society. A terrific honor for a wonderful member of our community.Read More
"Liberal education: An approach to college learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change."
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), “What is a 21st Century Liberal Education?”
I like the word 'general', I really do. I use it to set a discussion around 'general principles' or to indicate a collection of ideas that dominate a topic such as 'generally speaking …’Read More
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."
The RIT board of trustees is a collection of incredibly smart, accomplished, and RIT-loyal individuals who provide their expertise to guide the direction of the university and ensure that RIT continues to have a terrific sustainable future. You can find more about them on the president's website here.Read More
"Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them."
There is nothing like tenure and promotion season to humble a provost with all the terrific work done by faculty. I really do enjoy reading about the research, the teaching philosophies, the input from colleagues, chairs, and deans as well as the external letters. There is a lot of information and evidence and it is critical that the president and I review it all and we do. And each year we are impressed that the dossiers continue to get stronger and more impressive.Read More