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Academic Affairs Semester Conversion Committees

Steering Committee

Assist the Semester Conversion Project Director by collaborating, and providing oversight, strategy and coordination of the work and schedules of the semester conversion committees.

This committee consists of appointed members plus the chairs of the Curriculum Conversion Process, Cross Disciplinary, Advising and Co-op/Internship and Study Abroad committees.

J. Fernando Naveda - Semester Conversion Project Director
Chandra McKenzie - Chair, Curriculum Committee
Dick Doolittle - Chair, Advising Committee
Joe LoFreddo - Chair, Schedule Committee
Hank Etlinger- Chair Co-op/Internship Curriculum Committee
George Zion - Chair Cross Disciplinary Committee
Kit Mayberry - Chair, Intersession Committee
Marie Benesh - SIS Implementation Program Manager
Latty Goodwin - Director Student Affairs Calendar Conversion
Christopher Scott - Student Government

Committees

These committees are chaired by faculty and staff appointed by the Semester Conversion Project Director. The chairs of these committees are also members of the Semester Conversion Steering Committee.

Committees Process ConsiderationsPDF file
Guiding PrinciplesPDF file


Curriculum Conversion Process Committee

Determine and resolve the full scope of curriculum conversion procedural issues created as a result of RIT's conversion to semesters such as: Degree audit, program conversion, program assessment, course numbering and the development of forms, templates and processes that will improve the efficiency of the course outline and program review processes.

Cross-disciplinary Committee

Determine and resolve the full scope of cross-disciplinary issues created as a result of RIT's conversion to semesters such as: Credit hours, graduation requirements, duplicate courses, transfer articulations and agreements, minors, double majors, BS-MS, etc...

Schedule Committee

Determine and resolve the full scope of scheduling issues created as a result of RIT's conversion to semesters, such as: Time blocks, sequence of courses, finals scheduling, summer semester, lab scheduling, January and Summer session options and classroom logistics.

Advising Committee

Determine and resolve the full scope of advising issues created as a result of RIT's conversion to semesters, such as: the transition planning process for students, advising calendar, hiring and training of new advisors, advising guides, communication out to students about advising and a student appeals process for semester conversion.

Co-op/Internship/Study Abroad Committee

Determine and resolve the full scope of co-op, internship issues as well as study abroad issues created as a result of RIT's conversion to semesters, such as: developing a new definition of co-op/internship at RIT under semesters, setting a new co-op/internship schedule standard, summer training waivers for co-op, examining the potential use of the January session for co-op/internship, and developing a co-op/internship employer info session.

Intersession Committee

Develop guidelines and parameters for academic activities during the January intersession.