Decade of Technology
The use of innovative, advanced technology is necessary for the future effectiveness of the college. The digital landscape continues to barrel forward and we must be ready to meet new educational demands without compromising RIC's high-quality instruction and student interactions in the classroom. As the college implements this strategic plan, we will simultaneously embark upon a major campaign to transform RIC's technological infrastructure and capabilities for instruction, student services and administration. This signature initiative will require us to marshal resources toward enhancing exceptional faculty-student interactions while advancing high-tech, high-touch classroom instruction and student services in a traditional college setting.
The vast majority of students at RIC were born in this new era of mobile devices, social media communities and access to information around the world. Tomorrow's RIC experience must be designed with these new realities in mind. Technology must integrate into our culture in a systematic, relevant way. Utilizing the best appropriate technology will help to achieve the goals outlined in this plan.