Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Intersession January 2015

January 30, 2015

The January 2015 Intersession, which just ended, showed impressive increases in enrollments and excelled in the experiences for both students and faculty.  Intersession 2015 enrollments for the Henrietta campus look promising when compared to those from 2014 as shown in the table below. 

 

 

2014

2015

 

Courses

Enrollment

Courses

Enrollment

CAST

2

9

5

38

CHST

0

0

1

11

CIAS

1

14

1

4

CLA

4

52

7

93

COS

6

36

9

56

GCCIS

3

27

2

32

Totals

16

138

25

234

 Other highlights:

  • The number of course offerings increased from 16 to 25.  The variety of courses also increased; the lion’s share of course offerings is being led by the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Online offerings increased from two to six this year.   Students seem to favor online courses.
  • We successfully offered two niche courses (CRIM-120, Social Justice and Community Action, and CHEM-201 Clean Energy: Hydrogen Fuel) that are well-received by students. And a niche course that deserves mention is MEDS-320 Master EKG & Arrhythmia Interpretation (CHST).  This course was developed by Dr. Hamad Ghazle, who developed and marketed the course.  This is the first course we offered in intersession that was marketed to both RIT and non-RIT students.  It is also interesting that among the students enrolled are engineering majors, and a mother and her daughter.  The latter is a student in the sonography program while the mother just wanted to take the course. 
  • Bridge courses don’t seem to be favored by students.  Physics and math bridge courses have struggled and this year we had to cancel one bridge physics and one math.  This year, the online version of a calculus bridge course fared better than its on-campus counterpart, which had to be canceled for lack of enrollment.
  • Our campuses in Croatia and Dubai had tremendous success with intersession courses. Croatia for example had a total of 97 students enrolled in 9 courses on both campuses. Of special note for the Henrietta community is that two Henrietta faculty taught intersession courses in Croatia - Dr. Sylvia Benso and Dr. Teresa Wolcott. Similarly, RIT Dubai offered 3 courses to 21 students.

To all the faculty, I extend my warm appreciation for the work you put into offering these courses during intersession for the benefit of our students.