Strategic Decisions 2020
Update 10/2/2015: Mid-term Review
Update 4/2/2015: NTID faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback on SD 2020 goals and progress. RIT login required. The deadline to provide online feedback is Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m.
Update 9/2/2011: Faculty and staff: Download the Enrollment Targets Committee report. RIT login required.
Download the final report here (RIT login required)
In spring 2010, NTID completed a community-wide strategic planning process involving students, faculty, staff and alumni, which resulted in creation of Strategic Decisions 2020, a roadmap that will guide NTID in the coming decade.
NTID is now implementing the plan, which includes strategic initiatives involving six areas:
- Program and Curriculum Development
- Innovation and Scholarship Research
- Pursuing enrollment targets and admissions and programming strategies:
- Increasing numbers of graduates achieving baccalaureate degrees and higher
- Maintaining focus and commitment to quality associate-level degree programs leading directly to the workplace
- Increasing diversity – AALANA students
- Improving services to under-prepared students:
- Working with regional partners to implement intensive summer academic preparation programs in selected high-growth, ethnically diverse areas of the country
- Expanding NTID's role as a National Resource Center of Excellence in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in high school and at the postsecondary level.
- Enhancing efforts to become a recognized national leader in the exploration, adaptation, testing and implementation of new technologies to enhance access to, and support of, learning by deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
- Review and update NTID career-focused program portfolio
- Expand 2+2/2+3 degree programs
- Investigate development of deafness-related bachelor's degrees with other RIT colleges
- Coordination among technical general education and co-curriculum programs
- Community service
- Soft skills
- Deaf studies/ASL requirement
- Expand graduate degrees
- Educational use of languages in support of graduation requirements
- Orientation to RIT Deaf community and opportunity to learn ASL
- Commitment to continuous learning
- Signing in public spaces by faculty and staff
- Flexibility in direct instruction
- Communication expectations for faculty and staff
- Civil discourse
- Communicating with external publics
- Professional development