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Want to know what the RIT Trustees are thinking about?
March 27, 2014

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."

-Abigail Adams

The RIT board of trustees is a collection of incredibly smart, accomplished, and RIT-loyal individuals who provide their expertise to guide the direction of the university and ensure that RIT continues to have a terrific sustainable future. You can find more about them on the president's website here. 

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Blizzard season for Sue Provenzano and your neighborhood provost
March 25, 2014

"Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them."

 -Og Mandino


There is nothing like tenure and promotion season to humble a provost with all the terrific work done by faculty. I really do enjoy reading about the research, the teaching philosophies, the input from colleagues, chairs, and deans as well as the external letters.  There is a lot of information and evidence and it is critical that the president and I review it all and we do. And each year we are impressed that the dossiers continue to get stronger and more impressive.

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A soup of abbreviations but good news nonetheless!
March 11, 2014

“Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

 Abraham Lincoln


Good news is always fun to write about so here's a posting with great news from the community.

Vic Perotti, head of the Management Information Science (MIS), Marketing and Digital Business department in the Saunders College of Business, wrote me the other day with a Phoenix-like rebirth of the MIS degree program. 

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Picture more flexibility in our views about scholarship
March 4, 2014

One of the best decisions I made this year was to purposefully visit as many academic departments as I could fit into my schedule during the academic year. I have delighted in the conversations and getting to know many of the incredibly hard-working and dedicated faculty and staff we have here at RIT. Much of the conversation has centered on the semester conversion but there have been great discussions on topics such as promotion, bureaucratic paperwork, work overload, and scholarship.

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