The Rensselaer Idea Bank is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted an idea! Our strategic planning committees have reviewed the submissions and will reflect on these thoughtful ideas and respond as appropriate in their final reports. We hope to release these final committee reports to the Rensselaer community in early September, with a goal to complete the Rensselaer Forward Plan by December 2023.

Most Recent Ideas

Fixing the Cracks

Submitted by arskyc on Sun, 01/22/2023 - 4:02 PM

A lot of RPI campus is filled with cracks, uneven terrain, and even some holes that make navigating on wheels very difficult and potentially dangerous. These may seem insignificant to people who walk but they are detrimental to those who require mobility aids, especially ones with smaller wheels. Doing even a simple fix on many of these areas would greatly improve travel for those of us with mobility issues such as myself. The area between the bridge and Low is a perfect example; the terrain is quite rough and there is a large crack between two of the bigger tiles.
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Testing Center for Students with Disabilities

Submitted by daignh on Sun, 01/22/2023 - 2:47 PM

RPI is the only university in New York State lacking a testing center. This is a standard in even the most disadvantaged areas. Lacking this resource puts a strain on students, professors, and TAs to find alternative testing locations. This often leads to frustration for everyone involved and creates increased difficulties for students who are already navigating an environment designed for non-disabled people. 

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