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Education Core Committee: Board of Trustees

A Message from Provost Jeremy Haefner :

The Board of Trustees plays an important role in the governance of the University, fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities and assuring that the University is consistently aligned with its mission and vision. The Education Core Committee is one of five core committees of the board of trustees and plays an especially important part as they are responsible for overseeing that RIT achieves the highest levels of academic quality.

Working closely with the administration, the Education Core Committee analyzes the current academic portfolio and infrastructure against the current and projected needs of the students and communities we serve.

As Provost, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on this committee, and appreciative of the committee member’s generous commitment to RIT’s mission.

Jeremy Haefner, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Members and Terms of Office

There shall be an Education Committee as a committee of the corporation consisting of not less than seven members composed of the Chair of the Board and the President serving ex officio.

The Provost of the Institute (or his/her designee) shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member. Other members of the Education Committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board to serve for a term of one year and until their successors are appointed. Members of this committee need not, but may, be members of the Board.

Powers and Duties of the Education Committee

The Education Committee shall act in a consultative and advisory manner.

Its general purpose is the implementation of Institute policies and procedures to achieve the fundamental academic goals of the Institute within its capacity; namely, courses of study to prepare the greatest number of students, (regardless of age, race, creed, color, natural origin, sex, disability, or marital status) to be competent in their professional fields and in their personal, civic, and social areas of life; and to maintain the Institute as an effective dynamic institution of higher learning, sensitive to and relating its educational programs to the ever-changing needs of the local and national business and industrial communities. To this end the Education Committee shall:

  1. Consult with the administration with regard to curricula, equipment, and facilities, degrees to be offered, and new programs of study to be initiated, either immediate or in the future, in order to meet the requirements of the students and of the business and industrial community served;
  2. Engage in any other policy considerations relating to the academic program, and obtain whatever professional advice and counsel in this regard seems desirable, either within or outside of the Institute; and
  3. Report periodically to the Board of Trustees, through the Committee Chair, of its activities, and make recommendations to the Board with regard to policies governing the Institute's educational program.

Subcommittees of the Education Committee

The Education Committee shall have such subcommittees through which it conducts its activities as it determines desirable.


The Education Committee shall meet at such times and places and upon such notice as it may determine


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Academic Quality

For April 2013 Meeting:

For November 2012 Meeting:

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