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

Make the PTO change for winter break effective this year not 2024

Submitted by thorne3 on Thu, 05/18/2023 - 2:02 PM

I am disappointed to read that the so-called "Staff Appreciation Days" change where employees will not be required to use PTO for winter break is not going into effect until July 2024. If this is true, I think this is deceptive and unfair. And it is certainly not a show of appreciation to the staff. 


Multi-Use Indoor Track & Sports Center

Submitted by lynchj6 on Thu, 05/18/2023 - 1:59 PM

ECAV Phase 2 has been talked about since my hiring over a decade ago. Beyond very general conversation and teasers by people throughout campus there has been no vision or actual evidence that it will happen that I have seen. An indoor track and sports center (tennis court or turf on the infield of the track) would provide a competition venue for sports like track and field and tennis, and a safe practice place for winter and spring sports.
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