The new final exam scheduling process has been successfully implemented. Students and faculty now receive the schedule two months earlier than was the case with the former scheduling process.
The Registrar's Office launched the National Student Clearinghouse's Student Self-Service, which provides students with the ability to independently obtain enrollment verifications online. https://registrarapps.rit.edu/clearinghouse/
Congratulations to David Kelbe, a student from the College of Science, who studied abroad in New Zealand last spring. David
was chosen out of 200 students from various colleges to write an aricle for National
Geographic's Glimpse magazine and received a grant for $600.
During the summer of 2008, RIT sent a total of 98 students abroad. Students traveled to
Italy, Japan, Denmark, England, Croatia, Ecuador, Ireland, Spain, Australia, South Africa,
and Turks and Caicos Islands. These students came from CIAS(46), CLA(7), COS(10),
GCCIS(6), SCB(8), COE(5), CAST(8), and NTID(6).
Institute Advising Office
Check out the services provided to RIT students through Our Internal Transfer Advising and the resources provided by the RIT Advisors Council for faculty and staff who advise our students, The Advosors Council
The Honors Program enrolled the largest freshman class in its history - 181 new students.
In keeping with RIT's goal to be an innovation university, the Honors Program is piloting a project-based curriculum called the Collaborative Innovation Program for its students(see http://honors.rit.edu/courses/collaborative_innovation/)
K-12 Partnerships Program
The K-12 Program will host up to 60 students for the RIT fall Open House events and sponsor transportation to the local collelge fair at Marketplace Mall on September 24th.
Fall programming includes kick-off events at EAst, Franklin, Edison and Rush Henrietta high schools. Tutoring, mentoring, career exploration and Saturday Academy programs begin in October. The Saturday Academy includes workshops facilitated by RIT faculty members and students from the RIT Lead organization.
This summer, the program hosted over 100 K-12 students in a variety of career explorations and skill development camps. RIT faculty, including Gary Skuse, Mike Jackson, Larry Hill, Marla Schweppe, Rebecca Kline, Joshua Faber and Yosef Zlochower conducted workshops for the students on a variety of topics designed to spark their interest in collegiate programs available
at RIT. These summer rogras were supported by funds from the New York State STEP program, the Governor's Excelsior
initiative, and Rochester Works.
RIT has 53 Learning Communities this fall that involve 49% of all freshman students.
Summer Reading Book
Incoming Freshemnt were asked over the summer to read the book Deep Economy by Bill
McKibben. FYE instructors and other interested faculty are incorporating references to this book in
their courses. A faculty and staff implementation committee, headed by Margaret Bartlett meets
regularly to plan complementary activities and curriculum ideas. Field trips and out-of-class
activities are scheduled for this quarter. Check out the Wallace Library website http://library.rit.edu/deepeconomy/events for a list of brown-bag luncheons and other student
Search for Director of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
A search is underway to fill the new position within Academic Affairs for a Director of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment. The search committee is chaired by Ron Jodoin, Professor, College of Science. Information on this position is found at https://mycareer.rit.edu (IRC#24057)
Submitted by Christine Licata