Policy Number: A2.0

Policy Name: STRATEGIC PLAN FRAMEWORK

RIT’s Vision, Mission, and Values are the foundation of its 2005-2015 Strategic Plan, summarized below through its four Key Result Areas and fourteen goals.

Vision

RIT will lead higher education in preparing students for innovative, creative and successful careers in a global society.

Mission

RIT’s mission is to provide abroad range of career-oriented educational programs with the goal of producing innovative, creative graduates who are well-prepared for their chosen careers in a global society.

The RITcommunity engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship and research relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions.

Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning.

RIT is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, research, innovation andleadership development for promoting student success are our central enterprises.

Values

RIT reaches the highest levels of educational quality through collective and individual commitment to ethics, pluralism and respect for humanity. Together we value collaboration, openness, flexibility, pragmatism, experiential learning, entrepreneurship, global awareness and relationships, innovation, creativityand practical applications. Individually, we are responsible, hard-working, critical thinkers who pursue personal and professional growth with diligence, pride, and spirit.

Key Result Areas and Strategic Goals

KEY RESULT AREA 1: RIT WILL BE RENOWNED FOR STUDENT SUCCESS.

Achievement of the following four goals will demonstrate that an RIT education that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities awaiting them in a rapidly changing and diverse global society.

Goal 1. Improve student retention and graduation rates.
Goal 2. Achieve “best-in-class” diversity percentages for minority student, faculty, and staff populations.
Goal 3. Increase student participation in global initiatives.
Goal 4. Increase percentage of graduating students with employment offers or graduate school acceptances.


KEY RESULT AREA 2: RIT WILL MAXIMIZE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, RESEARCH, AND SCHOLARSHIP. 

Achievement of the following three goals will signal that the RIT educational experience is characterized by opportunities to develop and apply creative and innovative approaches to learning and problem solving.

Goal 5. Provide opportunities for 100% of RIT students to experience innovation, creativity, and scholarship.
Goal 6. Increase sponsored research awards.
Goal 7. Grow RIT’s reputation in sustainability.
Goal 8. Achieve 100% faculty participation in scholarship.


Key Result Area 3: EXECUTE WITH ORGANIZATIONAL/OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE.

Achievement of these three goals will indicate that the university mission is fulfilled in the most effective and cost-efficient manner.

Goal 9. Maintain a balanced annual operating budget.
Goal 10. Achieve established endowment objectives.
Goal 11. Demonstrate educational excellence.

Key Result Area 4: ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF STAKEHOLDER SATISFACTION.

Achievement of the following goals will indicate that the requirements and expectations of key stakeholder groups are met or exceeded by RIT, including students and their families; alumni; RIT faculty and staff; business community; government; and donors.

Goal 12. Increase undergraduate, graduate, and out-of-state undergraduate applications.
Goal 13. Increase fundraising in terms of total dollars and total donors.
Goal 14. Achieve best-in-class stakeholder satisfaction levels.

From Rochester Institute of Technology Strategic Plan for 2005 - 2015

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Policy History:
October 14, 2010