1. My college/division already has a process for generating good ideas. Should I still participate in this project?
YES! We're encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to participate in Vision 2025, as we're soliciting ideas that may have impact across the university, and specifically those that springboard off of one of our current major initiatives. Remember, what we're looking for is creativity in envisioning how RIT may evolve into a national/international leader based on our current directions.
2. How do I participate as a member of the Review Committee selected?
The Review Committee is being selected through both Presidential and Provost preference and through nomination by RIT's governance groups. If you are sincerely interested in being on the committee, contact the head of your governance group and submit your name for consideration.
3. Should ideas come from individuals or can they be submitted by teams?
BOTH! It's a great idea to discuss this as a group to take best advantage of collaborative thought. However, we don't want to limit what is submitted, so we encourage everyone to submit ideas, either on your own or as a member of a team.
4. Do you only want ideas that are linked to the current initiatives listed?
We're most interested in ideas/concepts that are based to some degree in what we are already doing. There are so many significant initiatives underway on campus—that we are hesitant to launch another. However, the main objective is to envision what RIT will be in 10-15 years, so if there is a great new initiative submitted, we would certainly consider it.
5. Does the idea have to already have a donor or other financial support directed to it?
Potential financial support is a criterion, but lack of currently identified funding would certainly not outweigh the other criteria. RIT is still building our base of financial support, and we can't predict what someone will find appealing. The Review Committee will keep an open mind with regard to ideas that are great, and most great ideas are, eventually, fundable.
6. May I submit an idea that does not require funding?
Absolutely! Since most ideas require some amount of funding, the submission form focuses significantly on funding sources. However, great, cost-free ideas are also encouraged.