March 27, 2015
If you have been engaged with the RIT strategic planning process, you would know how prevalent the topic of interdisciplinary education and research pervades the plan. Every strategic planning task force mentioned this in one form or another.
Wanting to waste no time in moving forward with encouraging new interdisciplinary courses and to facilitate team teaching, President Destler has set aside funding and asked me to lead a request for proposal process. This is absolutely a terrific opportunity for RIT to move forward with its aspirations to be great through our uniqueness.
I will be hosting focus groups of faculty who are interested in the topic so that I can make sure I have great input to establish the RFP. Stay tuned for the lates updates regarding the RFP process.