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Summer at RIT
March 13, 2015

As you may be aware, we have been working diligently to make a more concerted and strategic approach to building our academic summer program. The intent of offering summer courses is rather simple: meet student demand. More specifically, here are the reasons we need to improve our summer course offerings:

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COACHE Subpopulation Data
March 6, 2015

Over the past few years, RIT has participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As you know, the COACHE task force has been diligent about analyzing the wealth of data collected in the 2012 faculty survey.

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Program Review & Analysis
March 2, 2015

The strategic planning process brought the RIT community together and generated considerable buzz as well as great ideas for our future. Skimming through the plan, you will see ideas of expanding research, adding more experiential learning, establishing co-curricular transcripts, and many more. But throughout the discussion, the question of what are we going to stop doing? kept coming up. 

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Middle States Accreditation: The Quality Buck Stops Here
February 19, 2015

By now I hope that you have seen information about how the campus is preparing for the Middle States accreditation decennial evaluation visit in 2017. Given the amount of work that goes into this preparation, it is helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture in order to understand why we need to do this. 

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NSF ADVANCE Evaluator visit
February 13, 2015

During March 16 and 17, RIT will host a team of NSF ADVANCE evaluators who will evaluate the progress of the work of our ADVANCE team to date. This visit marks the mid-point for the ADVANCE grant and Dr. Margaret Bailey and her team of co-PIs have been working diligently with the Executive Advisory Committee to ensure that the visit proceeds smoothly. 

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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. 





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Addressing Faculty and Staff Satisfaction
December 15, 2014

“Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”

-Denis Waitley


Here are some updates on our progress on certain projects. Many of these are in support of our work in addressing faculty and staff satisfaction.

Principles of evaluation: Last spring the Academic Senate passed a motion (while I stepped out of the room to take a call, I might add) asking the provost to lead the deans to draft a set of principles that guide faculty and staff evaluations. Currently, there is a small group of deans working on the initial draft and we hope to complete this task before the end of the semester. 

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Isabella - a 2025 RIT graduate
November 26, 2014

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.

-Mattie Stepanek


I can envision the provost in 2025 standing up at her desk surrounded by the current transparent touch-screen video displays, asshe reviews data that provide the latest glimpse into how the university is providing the nation's leading experiential educational opportunity.

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