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Thursday, November 21, 2013

 

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Baruch College in collaboration with the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

invites you to attend the

FORUM ON HIGHER EDUCATION INNOVATION

DECEMBER 4, 2013 ∙ 8:30 – 10:00 AM

135 EAST 22ND STREET ∙ 3RD FLOOR

Guest Speaker: Thomas R. Rochon, President of Ithaca College

 

Thomas R. Rochon is the eighth president of Ithaca College. He has served in that position since July 1, 2008. He holds a doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with high distinction. President, Rochon served as executive vice president and chief academic officer of the University of St. Thomas, a master’s comprehensive university in Minnesota, where he oversaw the university's six schools and colleges and, with the chief administrative officer, shared responsibility for the $150 million university budget.  An engaged civic leader, Rochon championed a university effort to strengthen community service and partnership activities in Minneapolis-St. Paul, leading to Carnegie Foundation classification for community engagement. Along with his administrative responsibilities, he was a tenured professor in St. Thomas’s political science department.

 

President Rochon will discuss IC 20/20, Ithaca College’s strategic vision for student learning to provide a distinctive and integrative educational experience for future generations of Ithaca College students.

 

The Challenge IC 2020 is designed to meet

The world is constantly changing. Evolving landscapes in workplace and culture require minds that can adapt, grow, and create innovative solutions to complex and varied challenges. At Ithaca College, we’re making students ready to rise to the occasion. IC 20/20 is a progressive transformation of the undergraduate learning experience—a strategic plan that will prepare students to be visionary leaders, ready to take on whatever personal and professional challenges come their way.

 

How will the plan enhance the current IC experience?

Students will select an overarching, enduring theme to inspire their core curriculum rather than simply take courses that introduce them to various disciplines. Their education will be further enriched through residential life programming, extracurricular activities, global educational experiences, civic engagement, and mentorship and advisement, which in many cases will be focused around a chosen theme. IC 20/20 will ensure every facet of a student’s experience at Ithaca College is designed to prepare him or her to be successful in tomorrow’s reality: an integrative education for a complex, integrated world.  An emphasis on cross-disciplinary learning will give students limitless opportunities to shape their academic path.

 

RSVP to Jonelle Griffen at Jonelle.griffen@baruch.cuny.edu; 646-660-6720