President Marty Schmidt ’81, Ph.D. has committed to developing Rensselaer Forward through a robust and inclusive process. It is important that we capture ideas from the entire community and create an opportunity for collaborative engagement. Use this idea bank to share your ideas.

The vision for Rensselaer Forward includes five areas of focus:

Submit your ideas and comments by clicking on a focus area and logging in with your RCS ID and password. Ideas are welcome for all focus areas. Ideas and comments are reviewed for inappropriate content before appearing on this page.

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Gender Diversity through equitable access to campus presence, research opportunities and resources

Submitted by skovik on Tue, 05/30/2023 - 8:46 PM

Harvard Business Review (2021) released a statement with findings across the pandemic: "Childcare is not a family issue, it is a business issue."  Working parents and particularly women workers need to leave work or reduce hours solely due to lack of childcare and inconsistent care support / lack of back-up care. RPI has done wonderfully in allowing HR to provide pinch-hitter options for back up care, but this system is limited to case-by-case appointments of single days only, which requires approval by a solo HR representative for any care support.
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Submitted by thompd4 on Tue, 05/23/2023 - 11:30 AM

Student advising once a year is not beneficial to the majority of the students.   With ARCH, there are constraints on the students that require specific pre reqs.  

Students  who come in with TONS of  AP credit and have finished their freshman classes should transition to the department sooner than Sophomore year.

Students who are struggling, should be meeting with their advisor more often (every semester) so that we can look at loading, discuss strengths and weaknesses to tailor their loading to increase the odds that they will be successful. 
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