Behind the Scenes with the Student IT Office

The Student IT Office was established in the summer of 2013 within RIT's Information & Technology Services to provide students an ongoing opportunity for experiential learning in software development, project management, and business management. SITO solicits and completes software projects "for students, by students." The Student IT Office allows students to gain valuable leadership, personal, and … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with the Student IT Office

Behind the Scenes with Information & Technology Services

I recently sat down with Jeanne Casares, RIT's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Assistant Vice President of Information and Technology Services (ITS) to discuss what her group does. Jeanne oversees the largest of the many campus IT units at RIT. Jeanne's charge is to identify the institute's IT vision and lead that vision all the way to operation. During … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Information & Technology Services

Behind the Scenes with Institutional Research & Policy Studies

Joan Graham oversees RIT's Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies, a group whose mission is to "support institutional effectiveness and facilitate planning, assessment, policy analysis, and decision-making through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data, in support of the university’s mission." IRPS works to provide information for RIT divisions, colleges, departments, and offices … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Institutional Research & Policy Studies

Behind the Scenes with Student Auxiliary Services

The next organization in our Behind the Scenes series is Student Auxiliary Services (SAS), headed up by Assistant Vice President Dr. Howard Ward. Dr. Ward oversees the Field House & Activities Center, Housing Operations, and Dining & Food Services. During my discussion with Dr. Ward it became quite apparent how highly customer service is valued among his team. Furthermore, strong emphasis … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Student Auxiliary Services

Behind the Scenes with Global Risk Management Services

Continuing in the Behind the Scenes series is Global Risk Management Services (GRMS), under the guidance of Assistant Vice President John Zink. The chief mission of GRMS is to minimize risk at RIT and protect the university's people and assets. John and his team work to find potential risks around the institute and channel expertise and resources to … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Global Risk Management Services