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TheRensselaeRPlan2024WeWilngparadntatvsstudntpthroughCstudntponGobatnurdaandinfrCommunandtostrcoaboratnassancRnssaarnngantrprsandnhanwnfracratontuaandourdvrssarpwwcoctuadofthinsandnnovfromwhcandanayprojctsformstoWwcPromotUsClASofClASSforadmsthntrsGobaChWwmngandoptonsfonchgandMxDgtaMBroadnforrsarstudnts.fssonaGrowspotyandSnourtinsttut.aandggoaof1strngthsanddstntonbystratourfocusdvopmfacutyaaumnanfrastrucntrdscnarchttstcandvauatoCratnnvronmstsannvronmstudyforntatorothGobaofClASSanxpanFocusongratthsupportdgngththprcSupportfandlartanabty racomptstudntxprnchghghtdbyCustrdlarnngAdvocacyandSupportforStudntsClASS.WwadnpdagogcannovatonntroducngnwarnngudngthMutpayrandMxdRatyCassroomandCybr-enabdDscovryandlarnng.Wwxtndourmpactonhumantythroughforward-ookngrsarchntatvsyondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.inUndrgraduateducatonwwtargtanundrgraduatstudnt5000studnts.Broadncurrcuaroffrngs.launchnwmodatsofntractvarnng.DvopanvrmorngagngandtransformatvstudntxprncthroughClASS.portuntsforrsarchandntrnatonaxprncs.launcharsarch-focusdHonorsProgram.inGraduateducatonwwtargtarsdntgraduatstudntpopuatonof600Ph.D.studnts.extndClASStograduatstudnts.Growntrdscpnaryrsarch-basdgraduatprograms.FocusgraduatducatonandrsarchonGobaChangs.ncdprofssonaprogramsthatvragntrdscpnaryrsarch.Cratnwtchnoogy-nabdarnngnvronmnts.inRsarchwwbudthtnurdandtnur-track500.Growsponsordrsarchxpndtursto250monannuay.launchtwonwrsarchumbrasByondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRs-abtyandStwardshp.extndthSgnaturThruststohostcayaddrssGobaChangs.expandcross-sctorarsarchpartnrshps.inthCommuntsofRnssarwnourthncgndrntctuaandgographcdvrsty.invovaumnaaspartnrsnmutuaybnfcawaystohpadvancthinsttutandtostrngthnthrconnctons.Fostrandsupportannnovatoncosystmtobrngdasfromthcassroomandthaboratorytothmarktpac.Skmordbratcoaboratonsatthocargonagobavs.inenabngChangwwmountacomprhnsvfund-rasngcampagnbudnguponthsuccssofth1.4bonRnassancatRnssarCampagn.Targt0monnannuaphanthropcsupport.Mantanarobustnfrastructurtosupportacadmcrsarchandadmnstratvactvts.Rnssarwbudupontsdstngushngtrdscpnarynquryntractvarnngandntrprnurshptonhancnatonaandntrnatonaadrshpnnnovatvarnngandtachngbyprovdnganoutstandnganducatonforrsdntundrgraduatsandgraduatstudntsandforworkngprofssonas.Dramatcayxpandthrsarchntrprsncudngassocatdgraduatducatonbyinsttut-wdntatvsnsgnaturrsarchthrustscosyagndwthsoctaandgobaprortsbudnguponandnhancngxstngcorrsarchstrngthsstratg-ngaddtonacrtcaprortsnarasthatoffropportuntsforrsarchmpactandadrshpandvbudngnwnfrastructurthatnabsgrowth.incrasourfocusonn-ntrprnurshpacrossducatonrsarchmdaandthartstchnoogycommrcazatonandnwvnturcratontospurrgonaandnatonaconomcdvopmntandandtchnoogyforsocaadvancmntandnvronmntastwardshp.Strngthnthncgndrntctuaandgographcdvrstyamongourstudntsfacutyandstaffnuponthbsttantavaabandtoprparourstudntstoworkandadnagobaconomy.Rvtazourdvrscommuntsonourcampussamongaumnaandfrndsuractvtsocaynatonayandgobay.RdsgnandnvgoratnabngactvtstofocusRnssarpopadmnstratvprocsssnformatonnfrastructurphyscafa-nancarsourcsonthrazatonofstratgcgoas.AsRnssarmovstowardtsbcntnnawwcontnutobuduponourunqustrngthsntrdscpnarynquryn-ngnnovatonandntrprnurshpClASSandadng-dgpatforms.Wwnhancntctuadvrstybydvopngunqudgrprogramsnarchtcturmanagmntsartsandsocascncsthatncorporatthrchscntfcandtchnoogcastrngthsofthinsttutmbracngaswthhumanstcartstcandsocadmnsonsofmbdcurrcuarandco-currcuaractvtsdsgndtofostracuturofcratvtydscovryandnnovaton.intgratoutcomsassssmntandvauatonntoaducatonpro-ngtmyandcontnuousmprovmnt.Wwtargtanundrgraduatstudntbodyszsfromwhchwrcrutnatonayandntrnatonay.Cratnwmodatsofntractvakngusofstructurdonncontntandgnratngnwtoostoaccssaggrgatandanayzunstructurddata.Dvoponnvrtuanvronmntsthatxtndthstudnttmandspactocratdgtayconnctdcassroomsdscussongroupsandprojctsttngswthfacutyandstudntsatothrunvrstsandwthrsarchrsnnovatorsandpocy-makrsaroundthword.UseMPACnkdtoothrcampuspatformstodvopanddpoyhghydvopdmmrsvnvronmntsfordgtayaugmntdarnng.ofntractvassssmnttchnqustomprovarnngoutcoms.Wwcratthopportuntyforrsarchorndpndntstudyforaundrgraduatstudnts.estabshanmtorcognzandnurturdstnctvachvmntnrsarch.PromotentrprnurshpAcrossthCurrcuumasadffrntatorofaRnssarducaton.Wwfuydv-nchorthdvopmntaxprncforaundrgraduats.UsClASSasaaboratoryforpdagogcannovaton.intgratthGobaChangsasfoundatonamntsofClASS.embracdvrstyandncusonasfundamntatntsofClASS.DvopappropratmtrcstomasuroutcomsofClASS.Wwtargtarsdntgraduatstudntpopuatonh1600Ph.D.studnts.Strngthnthstandardsforadmssontoourgraduatprogramsdrawngstudntsfromanxpanddnatonaandntrnatonabas.Dramatcayxpanddgraduattranngprogramspartcuaryatthntrsctonofbascandappdscncsandngnrng.FocusoncomprhnsvprofssonadvopmntforourgraduatnourprofssonadgrprogramswththGobaChangsnkdtooursgnaturrsarchthrusts.intgratthusofntractvassssmnttchnqustomprovarnngagraduatducatonandtranngprograms.WwstabshaGraduatCntrtoprovdadvocacysupportandgudancforgraduatstudntsandthrfamsthroughouttRnssar.Dvopconcomtantprogrammngandsupportforpostdoctorarsarchrsacknowdgngthatthpostdoctorapostonrprsntsthcumnatonofformagraduatnfcantyxpandrsdntahousngoptonsforgraduatstudntsandthrfams.extndthprcptsofClASStoourworkngprofssonaprogramsncudngRnssaratwoffracomptstudntxprnchghghtdbyCustrdlarnngAdvocacyandSupportforStudntsClASS.WwadnpdagogcannovatonntroducngnwgmsncudngthMutpayrandMxdRatyCassroomandCybr-enabdDscovryandlarnng.Wwxtndourmpactonhumantythroughforward-ookngrsarchudngByondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.inUndrgraduateducatonwwtargtanundrgraduatatonof5000studnts.Broadncurrcuaroffrngs.launchnwmodatsofntractvarnng.Dvopanvrmorngagngandtransformatvstudntxprncthroughnwopportuntsforrsarchandntrnatonaxprncs.launcharsarch-focusdHonorsProgram.inGraduateducatonwwtargtarsdntgraduatstudntpopu-0wth1600Ph.D.studnts.extndClASStograduatstudnts.Growntrdscpnaryrsarch-basdgraduatprograms.FocusgraduatducatonandrsarchonGobavopadvancdprofssonaprogramsthatvragntrdscpnaryrsarch.Cratnwtchnoogy-nabdarnngnvronmnts.inRsarchwwbudthtnurdandacutyszto500.Growsponsordrsarchxpndtursto250monannuay.launchtwonwrsarchumbrasByondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastruc-cSustanabtyandStwardshp.extndthSgnaturThruststohostcayaddrssGobaChangs.expandcross-sctorarsarchpartnrshps.inthCommuntsofwstrngthnourthncgndrntctuaandgographcdvrsty.invovaumnaaspartnrsnmutuaybnfcawaystohpadvancthinsttutandtostrngthnonstothinsttut.Fostrandsupportannnovatoncosystmtobrngdasfromthcassroomandthaboratorytothmarktpac.Skmordbratcoaboratonsatthnatonaandgobavs.inenabngChangwwmountacomprhnsvfund-rasngcampagnbudnguponthsuccssofth1.4bonRnassancatRnssarrgtagoaof150monnannuaphanthropcsupport.Mantanarobustnfrastructurtosupportacadmcrsarchandadmnstratvactvts.Rnssarwbuduponngstrngthsnntrdscpnarynquryntractvarnngandntrprnurshptonhancnatonaandntrnatonaadrshpnnnovatvarnngandtachngbyprovdngganddstnctvducatonforrsdntundrgraduatsandgraduatstudntsandforworkngprofssonas.Dramatcayxpandthrsarchntrprsncudngassocatdgrad-nbycratngnwinsttut-wdntatvsnsgnaturrsarchthrustscosyagndwthsoctaandgobaprortsbudnguponandnhancngxstngcorrsarchstratgcaysupportngaddtonacrtcaprortsnarasthatoffropportuntsforrsarchmpactandadrshpandvbudngnwnfrastructurthatnabsgrowth.in-usonnnovatonandntrprnurshpacrossducatonrsarchmdaandthartstchnoogycommrcazatonandnwvnturcratontospurrgonaandnatonaconom-ntandtousscncandtchnoogyforsocaadvancmntandnvronmntastwardshp.Strngthnthncgndrntctuaandgographcdvrstyamongourstudntstaffnordrtodrawuponthbsttantavaabandtoprparourstudntstoworkandadnagobaconomy.Rvtazourdvrscommuntsonourcampussamongfrndsandnaofouractvtsocaynatonayandgobay.RdsgnandnvgoratnabngactvtstofocusRnssarpopadmnstratvprocsssnformatonnfra-scafactsandfnancarsourcsonthrazatonofstratgcgoas.AsRnssarmovstowardtsbcntnnawwcontnutobuduponourunqustrngthsntrds-ryntractvarnngnnovatonandntrprnurshpClASSandadng-dgpatforms.Wwnhancntctuadvrstybydvopngunqudgrprogramsnarch-gmntandhumantsartsandsocascncsthatncorporatthrchscntfcandtchnoogcastrngthsofthinsttutmbracngaswthhumanstcartstcandonsoftchnoogy.embdcurrcuarandco-currcuaractvtsdsgndtofostracuturofcratvtydscovryandnnovaton.intgratoutcomsassssmntandvauatonntoprogramsnsurngtmyandcontnuousmprovmnt.Wwtargtanundrgraduatstudntbodyszsfromwhchwrcrutnatonayandntrnatonay.Cratnwmoda-ctvarnngbymakngusofstructurdonncontntandgnratngnwtoostoaccssaggrgatandanayzunstructurddata.Dvoponnvrtuanvronmntsthatdntxprncntmandspactocratdgtayconnctdcassroomsdscussongroupsandprojctsttngswthfacutyandstudntsatothrunvrstsandwthrsarch-sntrprnursandpocy-makrsaroundthword.UseMPACnkdtoothrcampuspatformstodvopanddpoyhghydvopdmmrsvnvronmntsfordgtayarnng.expandthusofntractvassssmnttchnqustomprovarnngoutcoms.WwcratthopportuntyforrsarchorndpndntstudyforaundrgraduatbshanHonorsProgramtorcognzandnurturdstnctvachvmntnrsarch.PromotentrprnurshpAcrossthCurrcuumasadffrntatorofaRnssarduca-uydvopClASStoanchorthdvopmntaxprncforaundrgraduats.UsClASSasaaboratoryforpdagogcannovaton.intgratthGobaChangsasfounda-tsofClASSprogrammng.embracdvrstyandncusonasfundamntatntsofClASS.DvopappropratmtrcstomasuroutcomsofClASS.Wwtargtarsdntntpopuatonof2500wth1600Ph.D.studnts.Strngthnthstandardsforadmssontoourgraduatprogramsdrawngstudntsfromanxpanddnatonaandntrnaton-atcayxpandfdrayfunddgraduattranngprogramspartcuaryatthntrsctonofbascandappdscncsandngnrng.Focusoncomprhnsvprofssonaforourgraduatstudnts.AgnourprofssonadgrprogramswththGobaChangsnkdtooursgnaturrsarchthrusts.intgratthusofntractvassssmntmprovarnngoutcomsforagraduatducatonandtranngprograms.WwstabshaGraduatCntrtoprovdadvocacysupportandgudancforgraduatstudntssthroughoutthrtnuratRnssar.Dvopconcomtantprogrammngandsupportforpostdoctorarsarchrsacknowdgngthatthpostdoctorapostonrprsntsthfformagraduatducaton.Sgnfcantyxpandrsdntahousngoptonsforgraduatstudntsandthrfams.extndthprcptsofClASStoourworkngprofssonapro-ngRnssaratHartford.WwoffracomptstudntxprnchghghtdbyCustrdlarnngAdvocacyandSupportforStudntsClASS.WwadnpdagogcatroducngnwarnngparadgmsncudngthMutpayrandMxdRatyCassroomandCybr-enabdDscovryandlarnng.WwxtndourmpactonhumantythroughgrsarchntatvsncudngByondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.inUndrgraduateducatonwwrgraduatstudntpopuatonof5000studnts.Broadncurrcuaroffrngs.launchnwmodatsofntractvarnng.DvopanvrmorngagngandtransformatvncthroughClASS.Cratnwopportuntsforrsarchandntrnatonaxprncs.launcharsarch-focusdHonorsProgram.inGraduateducatonwwtargtars- AtthebeginningofthenewmillenniumwesetoutonAnAmbitiousjourney.ArmedwithourintellectsourenergyandaboldvisionforthefuturewelaunchedaprocesstorealizethemissionofRensselaerPolytechnicInstituteinnewandtangibleways.WeconceivedandimplementedTheRensselaerPlantobringnewmeaningandnewsubstancetothequestionweaskourselvesasthefirsttechnologicaluniversityinthenationWhynotchangetheworldWebeganourjourneyoftransformationwherenecessitydemanded.WehavemademajorinvestmentsinourpeopleprogramsplatformsandpartnershipsandtogetherwehavebroughtaboutatrueRenaissanceatRensselaer.TheseinvestmentshaveenabledustotransformRensselaerintoatop-tiertechnologicalresearchuniversitywithglobalreachandglobalimpact.Thattransformationservesasasolidfoundationonwhichwewillbuildevengreaterachievementsinthefuture.OurjourneyoftransformationcontinuesunderTheRensselaerPlan2024.InthesamespiritasitsprecursortherevisedPlanisevergreenpreparedtogrowandevolveastheInstitutegrowsandevolves.InadvancingTheRensselaerPlan2024wearemovingfromtransformingRensselaertoRensselaerbeingtransformativetransformativeinourstudentslivestransformativeinourinnovativepedagogynationallyandinternationallytransformativeintheglobalimpactofourresearch.AsweanticipatethebicentennialofRensselaerPolytechnicInstitutein2024welookforwardtoaddressingtheGlobalChallengesthatfacetheworldofthe21stcenturytochangelivestoadvancesocietyandindeedtochangetheworld.ShirleyAnnJacksonPh.D.PresidentProfessorofPhysicsAppliedPhysicsandAstronomyProfessorofEngineeringSciencesRensselaerPolytechnicInstituteJune2013 TABLEOFCONTENTSExECuTivESummAry4THEGOAL6FuNDAmENTALS82.1RensselaerToday82.2AccomplishmentsUnderTheRensselaerPlan2000-201282.3UniqueStrengths112.4OpportunityandGlobalChallenges11uNDErGrADuATEEDuCATiON123.1ResidentUndergraduateEducation123.2InteractiveandDigitallyAugmentedLearning123.3ParticipationinResearchInnovationandEntrepreneurship123.4ClusteredLearningAdvocacyandSupportforStudentsCLASS13GrADuATEEDuCATiON144.1ResidentGraduateEducation144.2CLASSforGraduateStudents144.3ADistributedRensselaer14rESEArCH165.1GrowthofSignatureThrusts165.2AddressingGlobalChallenges185.3IntellectualPropertyTechnologyCommercializationandEntrepreneurship19THECOmmuNiTiESOFrENSSELAEr206.1TheDiverseandInclusiveUniversityCommunity206.2AlumniandAlumnae206.3NeighborhoodCityandRegion216.4NationalandInternationalReach21ENABLiNGCHANGE227.1AdministrativeProcessRe-engineering227.2InformationandCyber-Infrastructure227.3PhysicalFacilities227.4AdvancingtheInstitute237.5ManagingFinancialResources237.6ExpandingtheResourceBase23LEADErSHiPiNTHE21STCENTury2412345678 therensselaerplan20244ExECuTivESummAryThegoalofTheRensselaerPlan2024istoenableRensselaertohaveevengreatersuccessandtocontinuetogainprominenceinthe21stcenturyasatop-tierworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversitywithglobalreachandglobalimpact.WearemovingfromtransformingRensselaertoRensselaerbeingtransformativeforourstudentsinourpedagogyintheglobalimpactofourresearch.Asamultigenerationalcommunityoflearnersengagedindeepdiscoverydiscourseandtechnologicalinnovationwewillmakeadifferencefortheworld.ThefundamentalmarkersofExcellenceLeadershipandCommunitywilldriveouractions.WeareguidedbythefollowingpremisesEducationandresearchareinextricablylinkedinworld-classuniversities.Researchpotentiateseducation.Researchandeducationdrivereputation.Intellectualcongruenceleadstoexcellenteducation.AddressingGlobalChallengesleadstotransformationaleducation.Diversityandinclusionareessentialtoacademicexcellenceandinnovation.Strategicfocusisessentialtoachievingourgoal.AsweadvanceTheRensselaerPlantoitsnextstageofdevelopmentwearebuildingourstrengthourimpactandourreputationontheprinciplesuponwhichtheuniversitywasestab-lishedin1824andthathavebeenreinforcedbythesuccessofThePlan.WearecreatingaRensselaerthatengendersinourstudentsintel-lectualagilitymulticulturalsophisticationandaglobalview.WearecreatingaRensselaerthatenablesourfacultytomakeworld-changingscientificdiscoveriestechnologicalinnovationsandsignificantcontributionstocommercetheartsandcultureandpublicpolicy.TothoseendswewillOfferacompletestudentexperiencehighlightedbyClsteedLeanngAdocacandSppotfoStdentsCLASSLeadinpedagogicalinnovationintroducingnewlearningparadigmsmltplaeandmedrealtClassooCbe-EnabledDscoeandLeanngExtendourimpactonhumanitythroughforward-lookingresearchinitiativesBeondtheintenetDgtalmeetsrealtinfastctalreslenceSstanabltandStewadshp therensselaerPlan20245TorealizethisvisionamultifrontfocusedandengagedcommunityeffortwillberequiredtoadvancetheInstituteandtoexpanditsresourcebase.InimplementingtheoriginalRensselaerPlanwewerewellservedbymakingcommitmentstoourselvesandourcommunityembodiedinourwewillstatements.UnderTheRensselaerPlan2024wehavemade110commitments.InundegadateEdcationwewillTargetanundergraduatestudentpopulationof5000students.Broadencurricularofferings.Launchnewmodalitiesofinteractivelearning.Developanevermoreengagingandtransforma-tivestudentexperiencethroughCLASS.Createnewopportunitiesforresearchandinternationalexperiences.Launcharesearch-focusedHonorsProgram.InGadateEdcationwewillTargetaresidentgraduatestudentpopulationof2500with1600Ph.D.students.ExtendCLASStograduatestudents.Growinterdisciplinaryresearch-basedgraduateprograms.FocusgraduateeducationandresearchonGlobalChallenges.Developadvancedprofessionalprogramsthatleverageinterdisciplinaryresearch.Createnewtechnology-enabledlearningenvironments.InreseachwewillBuildthetenuredandtenure-trackfacultysizeto500.Growsponsoredresearchexpendituresto250millionannually.LaunchtwonewresearchumbrellasBeyondtheInternetDigitalMeetsRealityInfrastructuralResilienceSustainabilityandStewardshipExtendtheSignatureThruststoholisticallyaddressGlobalChallenges.Expandcross-sectorialresearchpartnerships.IntheCommnitiesofrensselaewewillStrengthenourethnicgenderintellectualandgeographicdiversity.InvolvealumniaeaspartnersinmutuallybeneficialwaystohelpadvancetheInstituteandtostrengthentheirconnectionstotheInstitute.Fosterandsupportaninnovationecosystemtobringideasfromtheclassroomandthelaboratorytothemarketplace.Seekmoredeliberatecollaborationsatthelocalregionalnationalandgloballevels.InEnablingChangewewillMountacomprehensivefund-raisingcampaignbuildinguponthesuccessofthe1.4billionRenaissanceatRensselaerCampaign.Targetagoalof150millioninannualphilanthropicsupport.Maintainarobustinfrastructuretosupportacademicresearchandadministrativeactivities.TheRensselaerPlan2024willenableustobuildonourproudlegacybyeducatingstudentstoleadincomplexenvironmentsbyenablingresearchthataddressesthemostcompellingGlobalChallengesandbybuildingaworldwidecommunityofsupporterswhoareboundbythecommonpurposeofchangingtheworld.Arensselaeeducationisigoousholisticmultifacetedandsuppotive.Apedagogicalappoachthatismultidisciplinayandthatconnectstheclassoomdesignstudioolaboatoytothelivingenvionmentofthestudentscultivatesobustandsustainedleaning. therensselaerplan20246THEGOALProminenceinthe21stcenturyasatop-tierworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversitywithglobalreachandglobalimpact.Agreatuniversityhasatitscoreanintergenerationalcommunityoflearnersengagedinthepursuitofnewknowl-edgecommittedtodisseminatingthatknowledgeandseekingtousetheirskillsandtalentstomakeadifferenceforthemselvesandfortheworldatlarge.Thisrequiresintellectualagilitymulticul-turalsophisticationandaglobalviewinordertomakeimportantlinkagesacrossdisciplinesandtooperatewithinabroadscholarlyandsocialmilieu.ExcellenceLeadeshpandCommuntyaethefundamentalvaluesthatdveouactons.Excellenceisthemantraandthemetric.Leadershipmeansweshapetheagendaanddiscourseinareasrelatedtoourmissionandplans.Communityiswhatweare.WeareOneRensselaer.Aswebuildtowardouroverarchinggoalweinsistonexcellenceleadershipandcommunityineachcoreenterpriseresidentundergraduateeducationgraduateeducationresearchinnova-tionandentrepreneurship.ThisisimperativeineachacademicandadministrativeunitandmostimportantlyinthepeopleofRensselaeritsfacultystudentsstaffalumniaepartnersandfriends.Educatonandeseachaenextcablylnkednwold-classunvestes.DiscoveryandinnovativepedagogyarecorecharacteristicsoftheInstitute.Thecreationofnewknowledgeiscriticaltofosteringanengag-ingandinspirationallearningenvironmentforourstudents.Toprovideasuperlativeeducationwemustbetrailblazersinkeyresearchfields.Researchenablesourstudentstobepartnersindiscoveryandtoremainopentoinquiry.AttheintersectionofresearchandeducationistheentrepreneurialspiritthatdrivesRensselaerfacultyandstudentstoaddresssocietalaspira-tionsandchallengesofsubstancewithimagina-tivesolutions.TheInstitutewillthereforecontinuetoassignaddedemphasistoresearchandscholarshipaskeycomponentsofexcellenceineducation.reseachpotentateseducaton.Researchbringseducationtofruitionbyenhanc-ingfundamentalunderstandingoftheworld.Researchthereforeisaboutlearning.Atthesametimeeducationteachesstudentshowtoseewhatothersdonothowtoposethoughtfulques-tionsandhowtoproceedwhentheanswerisnotobvious.Educationthereforeisaboutresearch.Ultimatelyonecannotexistwithouttheother.reseachandeducatondveeputaton.AstheimpactoftheresearchandeducationofRensselaergrowsitsprominenceasaworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversityalsoincreases.ThispositionsRensselaertocontinuetoattracthighlytalentedstudentsandwell-respectedfacultyandstafftoexpanditsglobalreachandtogarnerincreasedfinancialsupportfromprivatephilanthropyandpublicsources.intellectualconguenceleadstoexcellenteducaton.ARensselaereducationisrigorousholisticmultifacetedandsupportive.Apedagogicalapproachthatismultidisciplinaryandthatcon-nectstheclassroomdesignstudioorlaboratorytothelivingenvironmentofthestudentsculti-vatesrobustandsustainedlearning.Rensselaerwillcontinueitscommitmenttoprovidinganeducationthatextendsfromtraditionalsettingstoeverysphereofstudentlivingandlearning.GlobalChallengesleadtotansfomatonaleducaton.RensselaerasksWhynotchangetheworldTheanswertothisquestionrequiresgroundbreakingdiscoveriesandcontributionstopublicpolicythatwillhaveapowerfulimpactonthemostpressingissueswefaceasglobalcitizens.Rensselaerwilldrawupontheresourcesofitsdistinguished therensselaerPlan20247facultytalentedstudentsandoutstandingeducationalandresearchplatformstocreateanddisseminateknowledgeandtodevisesolutionsfortheworldsgreatestchallenges.InthiswayRensselaerhonorsandinvigoratesitsfoundersmissionTheapplicationofsciencetothecommonpurposesoflife.Destandnclsonaeessentaltoacadecexcellenceandnnoaton.InanincreasinglyintertwinedworldandamidglobaldemographicshiftsRensselaerfacultystu-dentsandstaffbenefitfromaneducationalenvi-ronmentwherediversityisahallmarkofexcel-lence.Rensselaerwillstrengthenandadvanceitscommitmenttodiversityandinclusiontoprovidearesearchteachingandlearningexperiencethatisdemocraticinnatureandglobalinscope.StategcfocssessentaltoachengTHEGOAL.RensselaerwillbuilduponitsdistinguishingstrengthsininterdisciplinaryinquiryinteractivelearningandentrepreneurshiptoEnhancenationalandinternationalleadershipininnovativelearningandteachingbyprovidinganoutstandinganddistinctiveEDuCATiONforresidentundergraduatesandgraduatestudentsandforworkingprofessionals.Educationalpro-gramswillincorporateinteractivepedagogiesprovideanengagingstudentexperienceandcreatelifetimeconnectionswithRensselaer.DramaticallyexpandtherESEArCHENTErPriSEincludingassociatedgraduateeducationbyicreatingnewInstitute-wideinitiativesinsignatureresearchthrustscloselyalignedwithsocietalandglobalprioritiesiibuildinguponandenhancingexistingcoreresearchstrengthsiiistrategicallysupportingadditionalcriticalprioritiesinareasthatofferopportunitiesforresearchimpactandleader-shipandivbuildingnewinfrastructurethatenablesgrowth.IncreaseourfocusoniNNOvATiONANDENTrEPrENEurSHiPacrosseducationresearchmediaandtheartstechnologycom-mercializationandnewventurecreationtospurregionalandnationaleconomicdevelop-mentandtousescienceandtechnologyforsocialadvancementandenvironmentalstewardship.Strengthenethnicgenderintellectualandgeo-graphicDivErSiTyamongourstudentsfacultyandstaffinordertodrawuponthebesttalentavailableandtoprepareourstudentstoworkandleadinaglobaleconomy.RevitalizeourdiverseCOmmuNiTiESonourcampusesamongalumniaeandfriendsandinallofouractivitieslocallynationallyandglobally.RedesignandinvigorateENABLiNGACTiviTiEStofocusRensselaerpeopleadministrativeprocessesinformationinfrastructurephysicalfacilitiesandfinancialresourcesontherealiza-tionofstrategicgoals. therensselaerplan20248FuNDAmENTALSWewillachieveourgoalbyembracingourfundamentalvaluesidentifyingthekeystrengthsonwhichwewillbuildandintegratingourplanningandaction.2.1rensselaeTodayBuildingonitsstoriedlegacyunderTheRensselaerPlantheInstitutehastransformeditselfintoafullyrealizeduniversitythatprovidesundergraduateandgraduateeducationofundis-putedintellectualrigorwithresearchimpactandpromisethatextendtoeverycontinent.TheSchoolsofArchitectureEngineeringHumanitiesArtsandSocialSciencesTheLallySchoolofManagementandTechnologyandScienceeducateapproximately7000studentsenrolling5300undergraduatesandapproximate-ly1250graduatestudentsinfull-timeprogramsontheTroycampus.RensselaeratHartfordoffersgraduateprogramsforapproximately500work-ingprofessionalsinengineeringbusinessandthemanagementofscienceandtechnology.DuringthelifeofTheRensselaerPlanannualresearchfundinghastripledto100million.TheInstituteisaleaderininterdisciplinaryresearchandhasmadestrategicinvestmentsinimportantnewandexistingresearcharenas.RensselaerhasattractedoutstandingfacultywhoseresearchprogramsrepresentawidearrayoffieldsincludingnanoelectronicsinformationtechnologyandWebsciencecomputationalsci-enceandengineeringbusinessanalyticsnano-technologyandadvancedmaterialsbiotechnol-ogyandthelifesciencesenvironmentalstudieslightingandacousticsandmediaartsscienceandtechnology.Ourresearchprogramsaremak-inganimpactontheproblemsfacingsociety.Theyareleadingtopivotalacademicadvancesoftenwithapplicationsacrossmultipledisciplines.NewcurriculaandprogramshaveenrichedtheacademicofferingsattheInstitute.Rensselaerhasextendeditsdistinctionininteractivelearn-ingandtheapplicationofinformationanddigitaltechnologiestoeducation.2.2AccoplishentsundeTheRensselaerPlan2000-2012TheRensselaerPlanbroughtanexaminationoftheintellectualcoreinkeydisciplinesandarestructur-ingofundergraduateandgraduateofferings.ToadvanceThePlanwehavefocusedonthedevelop-mentofpeopleprogramsplatformsandpartner-ships.Intheprocesswehavebroughtcompre-hensivechangetoeveryaspectoftheInstitute.PeopleTheFacltyAnexceptionallygiftedprofessoriatetheveryheartofeducationalexcellenceandacademicandscientificrigorisdrawntoRensselaerbybrightandmotivatedstudentsoutstandingcolleaguessupportivestaffadvancedresearchfacilitiesandaculturethatcelebratesinterdisciplinaryinquiry.Wehaveestablished34newnamedchairsincluding24ConstellationProfessors.OverthecourseofTheRensselaerPlan275facultymem-bershavebeenhiredincludingoutstandingearlycareerpeoplehelpingtorevitalizethefaculty.OverthedecadetheNationalScienceFoundationhashonored53ofourearlycareerfacultymem-berswithitsprestigiousCareerAward.Rensselaerfacultymembersaredeeplyengagedindiscoveryknowledgecreationtechnologicalandbusinessinnovationandcreativedesign.Facultymemberswellknownfortheirforward-lookingresearchandscholarshipwelcomeandencouragestudentsaspartners.TodayRensselaerishometo421full-timefacultyincluding343tenuredandtenure-trackfaculty.AsRensselaercontinuestobuilditsfacultyranksithasaggressivelypursuedgreaterrepresenta-tionofwomenandunderrepresentedminorities.Wehavedevelopedsystemicuniversity-wideapproachestoadvanceanddiversifyfacultyinacademicengineeringandsciencecareers.Thepercentageofwomenfacultyhasrisenfrom15percentto21percentandunderrepresentedminorityfacultyfrom4percentto7percent.Thereismoretodo.PeopleTheStdentsUndergraduateadmissionsapplicationshavegrowndramaticallywithathreefoldincreasecomparedto12yearsago.Applicationsforfull- therensselaerPlan20249timegraduatestudyhavereachedtheirhighestlevelsever.Wehaveraisedundergraduateandgraduateadmissionstandards.TheaverageSATscoresofourincomingundergraduatestudentshaverisendramatically.Theacademicqualifica-tionsofourenteringgraduatestudentshaverisensharply.Wearemoreselectiveandasaresultourstudentbodyisbetterequippedthaneverbeforetosucceedacademicallyandprofessionally.Theethnicandculturalgenderintellectualandgeographicdiversityofincomingstudentshasincreased.Twelveyearsagowomenmadeup22percentofthefreshmanclass.Todaywomenrepresent31percentofallstudents.NewpoliciesdesignedtoattractandretainfemalestudentsareenablingwomenatRensselaertopursuetheiracademicgoalsinawelcomingatmosphere.TheattractionofunderrepresentedminoritiestoRensselaerwhorepresent10percentofthestu-dentbodyremainsachallengeandisakeyprior-ityinTheRensselaerPlan2024.PeopleTheStaffProminentacademicandadministrativelead-ershavebeenappointedtokeypositions.AdministrativeportfolioshavebeencreatedelevatedandrestructuredtofacilitatethekeyenterprisesoftheInstitute.PortfolioleadershaveeffectivelymanagedtheperformanceplanningprocessinitiatedunderTheRensselaerPlan.Highlytalentedanddedicatedstaffareworkingtogethertoimproveadministrativeandservicesup-portfortheeducationalresearchandstudentlifedimensionsoftheRensselaerexperience.ThestaffhascontributedtothevitalityoftheInstitutebyfocusingonthehighestprioritiesbyachievingnewlevelsofefficiencythroughincreasedprocessinte-grationandcollaborationandbyofferingcreativesolutionsformoreeffectiveresourceutilization.PogamsreseachandScholashipToinvigorateresearchunderTheRensselaerPlanwehaveextendedourfocusandtakenriskstomoveintonewdomainsofsignificanceattheintersectionsofdisciplines.WehaveinvestedinfiveSignatureResearchThrustsBiotechnologyandtheLifeSciencesComputationalScienceandEngineeringMediaArtsScienceandTechnologyEnergyEnvironmentandSmartSystemsandNanotechnologyandAdvancedMaterialsareasthatintersectdecisivelywithandleverageexistingRensselaerresearchexcellence.WehavesoughtandhiredscientificandengineeringleaderstoanchorresearchConstellationsmultidisciplinaryteamsofseniorandjuniorfacultygraduatestudentsandundergraduatescreatinganexusofintellectualandscientificcapacityinkeyacademicarenas.Tofurtherbolsterourresearchcapabilitiesfocusandimpactwehaveestablishednewresearchcentersthatcapitalizeandexpanduponourcorestrengthsandfocalareasincludingenergyresearchlightingstemcellresearchthebuiltenvironmentastrobiologyandsocialandcogni-tivenetworks.OutoftheseinvestmentshavecomeremarkablediscoveriesandinnovationsincludingunderstandingthestructureoftheMilkyWayunlockingthecellsignalingandfunc-tionalcharacteristicscarriedwithinpolysaccha-ridesbioengineeringsyntheticheparincreatingtheworldsdarkestmostlightabsorbingmate-rialanddevelopingsentientdigitalbeings.Onesignificantresultofourinvestmentshasbeenathreefoldincreaseinsponsoredresearchexpendituresto100millionperyear.PogamsAcademicsSeveralnewdegreeprogramshavebeenlaunchedincludingundergraduatedegreepro-gramsinCognitiveScienceElectronicArtsGamesandSimulationArtsandSciencesDesignInnovationandSocietySustainabilityStudiesBioinformaticsandMolecularBiologyInformationTechnologyandWebScienceandanewmanagementconcentrationinaccount-ing.B.S.M.S.co-terminalprogramshavebeenadded.TheMBAcurriculumhasbeenrevamped.TheM.S.inmanagementcurriculumhasbeenexpandedtoincludeFinancialEngineeringandRiskAnalytics.AnewMBAM.S.inLawhasbeenestablishedincollaborationwithAlbanyLawSchool.AnewB.S.inBiomedicalEngineeringM.D.hasbeenlaunchedwith therensselaerplan202410AlbanyMedicalCollege.SeveralnewPh.D.pro-gramshavebeeninitiatedinCognitiveScienceBiochemistryBiophysicsArchitecturalSciencesandElectronicArts.Courseworkandextracurricularco-curricularopportunitiesaremoredeliberatelyglobalinoutlookintellectuallyrigorousandsophisticatedandsociallynuancedcreatinganenvironmentthatpromotespowerfulmind-openingnewexperienceswhichfosterintellectualagilityandgreatermulticulturalunderstanding.Educationinentrepreneurshipisthrivingacrossallschoolsandprograms.Wehavecreatedorenhancedtheentrepreneurialcontentofmorethan100coursesacrossallfiveschools.Wehaveforgednewcurriculumtoolslaunchedcompeti-tionsandgeneratedflourishingundergraduateentrepreneurshipresearchopportunities.Ourfacultystudentsandstaffactivelyembraceacultureofdiscoveryinventioninnovationandpartnership.Theydiscoverdesignbuildserveandlead.BecauseoftheimpactofourresearchthetalentsofourfacultyandstaffandthecapabilitiesofourstudentstheRensselaerdegreeishighlyregard-ed.Ourgraduatesareactivelysoughtbyindustryuniversitiesandthepublicsector.Theyalsocreatenewwealth.ProgramsTheStudentExperienceDrivenbyTheRensselaerPlanwehaverevitalizedthestudentexperiencethroughthecreationofacomprehensivelivinglearningapproach.TheFirst-YearExperienceFYEhastransformedthetransitionofnewstudentsintoRensselaer.Wehavefosteredagreatersenseofcommunitywithintheresidencehallsandoff-campuslivinggroupsenhancedsupportandcounselingser-vicesandstreamlinedstudent-focusedadminis-trativeprocesses.IndeedthesuccessoftheFirst-YearExperienceandotherinitiativeshasgivenbirthtoanewlivinglearningparadigmClusteredLearningAdvocacyandSupportforStudentsCLASS.Wehaveexpandedculturalofferingsbybroaden-ingourprogramoflecturesforumsmusicandtheartsbybringingprogramsintotheresidencehallsandbyidentifyingopportunitiesforcivicengagement.Wehavere-energizedourinternationaleduca-tionalandresearchoutreach.WehavelaunchedREACHRensselaerEducationAcrossCulturalHorizonswhichsendsundergraduatestudentsabroadandwehavecreatedexchangeagree-mentsin12countrieswith22institutions.Theresultforourstudentsisastrongeraffinitysnruraward-wnnnfyeprrawhavdvpdabdcprhnvandhcrdnacdhaprvdunparaddvpnaducanandupprnvrphrudnrurrvazdrdnanuradn-dcarandabra-r.ClAssbudupnbhrdnaand-badcurn.iupprprnarwhcaandacadcxcncandprparanradr-hpbpacnacuandanrandunqupprunahcnrudnv.ClAssbdhcrhprnaprnaadrhpandcuuradvpncunvrandcun.ClAssprvdapr-raacrawrkrrnhndcunnunquc-pxprncacadckbudncuuraxp-uradrhpppruncunbudnandbanan.manhacvrnawhnhrdnan.thn-capurdnacurCnhavv-nCnDanwhadh-badprrannhrdnan.thcurncudhgrkCn.thDanho-CapuexprncxndClAssprcpudnwhdnvnunvrhun.thrarCaDanwhwrkwhachundrraduacabn-nnnhphraruppracadcprnaandprnarwhaachcaprrhruhundrraduaar.ourubanvcnhphcaw-bnudnrcdnu-ahcahupradwnchckauDvnincradcubandnrauraprrnandph-cadnwacncudnheaCapuAhcVaeCAV.CurdlarnnAdvcacandsupprrsudnClAss therensselaerPlan202411andconnectiontoRensselaeragreateremphasisoncommunityandleadershipandamoreholis-ticdevelopmentofmindbodyandspirit.PlatformsThephysicaltransformationoftheTroycampusoverthepastdecadehasbeenthemostexter-nallyvisiblesignofinstitutionalmetamorphosis.Wehaveinvestedover725milliontoprovideenhanceenableanimateandsecuretheplat-formsfacilitiesandInstitutephysicalinfrastruc-tureforthebenefitofstudentsfacultyandstaff.WehavebuiltfourtransformativeplatformstoanchorandanimateRensselaereducationresearchandthestudentlivinglearningenviron-ment.TheEastCampusAthleticVillageECAVthemostextensiveathleticfacilitiesprojectinInstitutehistorytogetherwiththeMuellerCenterbroadensandelevatestheRensselaerexperienceforourscholar-athletesforallofourstudentsandforthegreaterRensselaercommunity.Threeplatformsspecificallyinvigo-rateresearchandscholarshiptheCenterforBiotechnologyandInterdisciplinaryStudiestheComputationalCenterforNanotechnologyInnovationsCCNIandtheCurtisR.PriemExperimentalMediaandPerformingArtsCenterEMPAC.BothECAVandEMPACareLEED-certifiedcomplexes.PartnershpsEngaginginproductivepartnershipswithaca-demicinstitutionsindustrygovernmentandotherentitiesenhancesRensselaerandreinforcesitsimpact.Wehaveincreasedsignificantlyourcollaborationsacrossallindustryandacademicsectorsparticularlywithmajorenterprisesinourcoreresearchandacademicfocalareas.OnesuchexampleistheComputationalCenterforNanotechnologyInnovationsoursupercom-putingcenter.2.3unqeStrengthsRensselaerwasfoundedin1824forthepurposeofinstructingpersons...intheapplicationofsci-encetothecommonpurposesoflife.ThepeopleofRensselaerhaveperformedtheresearchdevelopedthetechnologiesproducedtheinnova-tionsandformedtheenterprisesthatdefinedandaccomplishedtheagendasofthe19thand20thcenturies.Theycontinuetodosointhe21stcentury.AsRensselaermovestowarditsbicentennialwewillcontinuetobuilduponouruniquestrengthsInterdisciplinaryinquiryInteractivelearningInnovationandentrepreneurshipCLASSLeading-edgeplatformsIntegratedefforthascreatedTheRensselaerPlan.IntegratedefforthasmovedusforwardandwillcontinuetorealizethevisionarticulatedinThePlan.Weareadiversecommunitycomprisingabroadarrayoftalentsandperspectives.Aswecelebratethisdiversityweareunitedinpursuitofacom-mongoalgreaterprominenceasatop-tierworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversitywithglobalreachandglobalimpact.2.4OpportntyandGlobalChallengesOurabilitytoeducatetheleadersoftomorrowandtocontinuetohaveimpactrequiresattract-ingandretainingthebestfacultystudentsandstaff.Whilewehaverealizedextraordinarygainswithlimitedresourcesthegapbetweenourasp-irationsandourmeansremains.TomaintainaccesstoaRensselaereducationfortalentedstu-dentstocontinuetheprogresswehaveachievedinresearchandpedagogyandtoexpandournat-ionalandinternationalprominenceourendow-mentandfinancialsupportmustgrowtobecom-parablewithothermajorresearchuniversities.TostrengthentheeconomicfoundationoftheInstituteandtoenableRensselaertocontinuetoattractandretainthebestfacultystudentsandstaffwemustgiveevengreaterfocustophilan-thropy.WhiletheRenaissanceatRensselaerCapitalCampaignraised1.4billiontoimplementTheRensselaerPlanwemustembarkuponanewcampaigntosecurethefinancialunderpinningoftheInstituteforthe21stcentury.TheComptatonalCenterforNanotechnologyinnovatonsCCNiapahpaogrlaibmadnwyokacadoofhopow-fuluv-adupcopuhwold.thCCniuppoachfldag-gfohlfccohphcalccadgghavolvavaouofdaaadoqucopuaoallvoluo.thcapalofhCCniuppoov800u200pojcad20affladco-pawhchhaldogacollaoaowhaduppofo-pallolag.AexaplofsogCollaoao therensselaerplan202412uNDErGrADuATEEDuCATiONAstrengthofRensselaerliesintheabilitytoeducatestudentstodevelopconceptsandideasacrossdisciplinesandrelatethemtoglobalchallenges.AsafundamentalintentRensselaeriscommittedtoanundergraduateedu-cationthatproducesgraduatesknownfortheirintellectualagilitymulticulturalsophisticationandglobalview.Wedothisthroughtheoreticalandexperien-tiallearninggroundedinfundamentalscientificandtechnologicalconceptsandlinkedtoanappreciationofthesocialforcesthatshapehumanhistory.InstituteprogramsaredistinguishedbyinnovativepedagogybypartnershipswithfacultyinresearchinnovationandentrepreneurshipandbyacampusculturethatcreatesalifelongrelationshipwiththeInstitute.3.1resdentundegadateEdcatonExcellenceinundergraduateeducationrequiresprogramsthatleadtomeaningfulandexcitingfuturesprovideafirmgroundinginthefunda-mentalsbridgeknowledgetopracticeemphasizediscoveryreasoningandactionandinculcateaglobalperspectiveandculturalunderstanding.WewillEnhanceintellectualdiversitybydevelopinguniquedegreeprogramsinarchitecturemanagementandhumanitiesartsandsocialsciencesthatincorporatetherichscientificandtechnologicalstrengthsoftheInstituteembracingaswellthehumanisticartisticandsocialdimensionsoftechnology.Embedcurricularandco-curricularactivitiesdesignedtofosteracultureofcreativitydiscoveryandinnovation.Integrateoutcomesassessmentandevaluationintoalleducationprogramsensuringtimelyandcontinuousimprovement.OutstandingprogramsaregearedtotalentedstudentswhowillbeenrichedbyandaddvaluetoRensselaeranditsmission.Thisrequiresavibrantstudentcommunitywithdiverseperspec-tivesandexperiences.WewillTargetanundergraduatestudentbodysizeof5000students.Seekstudentdiversityinitsbroadestandrichestsenseethnicgenderintellectualandcultural.Significantlybroadenthegeographicbasefromwhichwerecruitnationallyandinternationally.3.2inteactveandDgtallyAgmentedLeanngAsnewgenerationsoflearnersarriveonourcampusthereisanurgentneedtodevelopdis-tinctivenewapproachestoengagethesestudentsinnovelwaysthatenhancelearningoutcomesandensurethatallofourgraduatesaredigitallysavvyandresponsible.WewillCreatenewmodalitiesofinteractivelearningbymakinguseofstructuredonlinecontentandgeneratingnewtoolstoaccessaggregateandanalyzeunstructureddata.Developonlinevirtualenvironmentsthatextendthestudentexperienceintimeandspacetocreatedigitallyconnectedclassroomsdiscussiongroupsandprojectsettingswithfacultyandstudentsatotheruniversitiesandwithresearchersinnovatorsentrepreneursandpolicy-makersaroundtheworld.UseEMPAClinkedtoothercampusplatformstodevelopanddeployhighlydevelopedimmer-siveenvironmentsfordigitallyaugmentedlearning.Expandtheuseofinteractiveassessmenttech-niquestoimprovelearningoutcomes.3.3PatcpatonnreseachinnovatonandEntepeneshpCreativityinnovationandentrepreneurialthink-ingarecriticaltotheRensselaerethos.Toenable therensselaerPlan202413ourstudentstoattaintheirfullpotentialwithinthiscontextitisessentialthatourgraduateshavearesearchexperience.WewillCreatetheopportunityforresearchorindepen-dentstudyforallundergraduatestudents.EstablishanHonorsProgramtorecognizeandnurturedistinctiveachievementinresearch.PromoteEntrepreneurshipAcrosstheCurriculumasadifferentiatorofaRensselaereducation.3.4ClusteedLeaningAdvocacyandSuppotfoStudentsCLASSWearecreatingthroughCLASSatransforma-tiveintegratedlivinglearningapproachtosup-portourstudentsintheirsocialandpersonalgrowthacademicexcellenceandpreparationforleadership.WewillFullydevelopCLASStoanchorthedevelopmen-talexperienceforallundergraduates.UseCLASSasalaboratoryforpedagogicalinnovation.IntegratetheGlobalChallengesasfoundationalelementsofCLASSprogramming.EmbracediversityandinclusionasfundamentaltenetsofCLASS.DevelopappropriatemetricstomeasureoutcomesofCLASS.CLASSprovidesauniquemechanismtobuildidentityandaffinityamongstudentsandtocreatelifetimeconnectionsbetweenRensselaeranditsgraduates.WewillFosterStrongfacultystudentmentoringrelationships.Enduringconnectionsbetweenstudentsandalumniae.Celebrateachievementsandhonortraditions.Sponsorcampus-widesignatureevents.Pdaggcaivarssapdsudcassasaacvada-basdagdd-1990s.wcvdsvaaassacssudducaaxpc.oux-gasudasavvdvsppdcassgbsccpasppuazdbyKaAcady.nuscaxudaavusacgadag.ThemultiplayeandmixedrealityClassoorssaasdvpdavavpdaggcadcasssdsgdasgassusadaavadappdgapaygagsudsasy-acvagv.furssaasemPACasaxbsvpaccupduegraylabayaugsygadgapayugasvxdayxpcabusaayda.tspasadadvacsAcaigcadCgvmdgausaddssyccaacsaccuayddvsuascasugusvuaayadack-g.tkagugpaccpugsuc-ssvspacsascaa-dg-avsaaccapdaggcaappacsacgcgadag.Cybe-EnabledDiscoveyandLeaningtusubquusbcpugpasarssaasdvasacgagad-gacvs.fwbpsgsuppacuscvdscussbadsadcususscadaacssu-pbpasuacuyavsuccddgaggcugadgayspscadsudsays.tscqusasudsaccssaaccudgusucuddaadspaasucsadagggaadxackdgaaabspscabavag.hsPgaAcvpacpasacsavycadscvud-gaduaduca.isapscusypvdsaauaavucavdavsadacssudssacpspsgaduasuds.tcgzspsgudgadu-asacsrssapassabsarsacexpasPgabggacuagagagscdud-gaduasudsadvacdgaduasudsadacuy.tp-gaudbdcdasgssavdsadxc-cacadcsadsac.tpgaqusasss. therensselaerplan202414GrADuATEEDuCATiONAleadingtechnologicalresearchuniver-sitymusteducateandpreparethenextgenerationofresearchandprofessionalleaders.Wewillgraduatethosewhohavemas-teredthespecializedknowledgeoftheirchosendisciplinesandwhoaregainingthematurityandexperiencetoassumepositionsofresearchandtechnologicalleadershipacrossmultiplesectors.4.1resdentGadateEdcatonResearchprovidestheintellectualgroundingandtrainingforthenextgenerationofscholarsandtechnologicalleaders.Thisrequiresavibrantgraduatestudentbodyandastrongresearch-basedresidentgraduateprogramthatattractsthemosttalentedstudents.WewillTargetaresidentgraduatestudentpopulationof2500with1600Ph.D.students.Strengthenthestandardsforadmissiontoourgraduateprogramsdrawingstudentsfromanexpandednationalandinternationalbase.Dramaticallyexpandfederallyfundedgraduatetrainingprogramsparticularlyattheintersectionofbasicandappliedsciencesandengineering.Focusoncomprehensiveprofessionaldevelop-mentforourgraduatestudents.AlignourprofessionaldegreeprogramswiththeGlobalChallengeslinkedtooursignatureresearchthrusts.Integratetheuseofinteractiveassessmenttechniquestoimprovelearningoutcomesforallgraduateeducationandtrainingprograms.4.2CLASSfoGadateStdentsAsuccessfulresearch-basedgraduateprogramrestsinaresidentialexperiencethatcomple-mentstheirtrainingasscholars.AsisthecaseforourundergraduatesCLASSmustenableadistinguishingexperienceforourgraduatestu-dents.WewillEstablishaGraduateCentertoprovideadvocacysupportandguidanceforgraduatestudentsandtheirfamiliesthroughouttheirtenureatRensselaer.Developconcomitantprogrammingandsup-portforpostdoctoralresearchersacknowledg-ingthatthepostdoctoralpositionrepresentstheculminationofformalgraduateeducation.Significantlyexpandresidentialhousingoptionsforgraduatestudentsandtheirfamilies.ExtendthepreceptsofCLASStoourworkingprofessionalprogramsincludingRensselaeratHartford.4.3ADstbtedrensselaeWehavewitnessedthedevelopmentofnewtech-nologicallybasedpedagogicaltoolstheexpansionofnewknowledgeatunprecedentedratesandaprofoundshiftinthedemographicsandlocationofpotentialstudents.TheabilitytohostcontentontheWebaswellastoengagecollaborativelywithstudentsatremotelocationshasopenednewpossibilitiesfordeliveringeducationalpro-gramsindifferentformatsinordertomeetthelearningneedsofworkingprofessionals.TheRensselaerPlan2024callsforadistributedRensselaerthatoperatesfromitscampusesintheNortheastwhilereachingouttoabroaderaudienceofworkingprofessionalsthroughregionalsitestechnology-enableddistributededucationandinternationalpresenceandpart-nerships.WewillPositionRensselaerastheeducatorofchoiceinourareasofstrategicfocusthroughpartner-shipswithmajorcorporationsgovernmentreseachpovidesheinellecualgoundingandainingfohenexgeneaionofscholasandechnologicalleades.thisequiesavibangaduaesudenbodyandasongeseach-basedesidengaduaepogamhaaacshemosalenedsudens. therensselaerPlan202415agenciesandothertop-tierresearchuniversities.Createnewsitesinstrategicnationalandinter-nationallocationsforthedeliveryofprogramsforworkingprofessionalswithaparticularfocusonemergingeconomiesaroundtheglobe.Exploitourleading-edgeinterdisciplinaryresearchtodevelopcontentfornewgraduateandexecutiveprogramsforworkingprofessionals.GiveparticularemphasistoprofessionalandexecutivegraduateprogramstargetedtoRensselaeralumniae.EstablishtheOfficeforAdvancedProfessionalStudiestocreateandcoordinatenewopportuni-tiesinpostgraduateeducationalofferingsforworkingprofessionals.rensselaeatHatfodFormorethan55yearsRensselaeratHartfordhasofferedmastersdegreeandcertificatepro-gramstoworkingprofessionalsinmanagementengineeringandcomputerscience.Morethan22000alumniaehaveearnedadvanceddegreesatHartford.CoursesareofferedonthemainHartfordcampusandatsatellitecampusesandcorporatefacilities.Instructionoccursintradi-tionalclassroomsandinablendedformat.WewillGrowtheHartfordenrollmentto1200workingprofessionalsindegreeprograms.SignificantlybroadenthebaseofcorporateclientsservedatHartford.LinktheHartfordeducationalofferingstothecoreresearchstrengthsoftheInstitute. therensselaerplan202416rESEArCHThemostsignificanttransformationatRensselaeroverthepastdecadehasbeenthecreationofaresearchportfolioofasizesignificancequalityandprom-inencethatpositionsustoimpactGlobalChallenges.Overthepast12yearsRensselaerhassolidifieditsplaceamongtheimportanttechnologicaluniversitiesofthe21stcen-turybyinvestingintopnotchresearch-ersbroad-basedprogramssophisticatedresearchplatformsandstrategicpart-nerships.ImportantnewresearchhasemergedfromstrategicinvestmentsintheInstitute-widesignatureresearchthrustsofBiotechnologyandtheLifeSciencesComputationalScienceandEngineeringMediaArtsScienceandTechnologyEnergyEnvironmentandSmartSystemsandNanotechnologyandAdvancedMaterials.RensselaerhasdevelopedabroadanduniquenetworkofoutstandingresearchcenterssuchastheNSFNanoscaleScienceandEngineeringCentertheNSFSmartLightingEngineeringResearchCentertheLightingResearchCentertheCenterforModelingSimulationandImaginginMedicinetheScientificComputationResearchCentertheU.S.ArmyResearchLaboratorySocialCognitiveNetworksAcademicResearchCentertheCenterforCognitionCommunicationandCulturetheBioengineeredHeparinConsortiumtheCenterforArchitectureScienceandEcologytheNewYorkCenterforAstrobiologytheCenterforAutomationTechnologiesandSystemsandtheCenterforFutureEnergySystems.Ourresearcheffortsareundergirdedbyaninte-gratednetworkofmajorresearchplatformsincludingtheCenterforBiotechnologyandInterdisciplinaryStudiestheComputationalCenterforNanotechnologyInnovationstheCurtisR.PriemExperimentalMediaandPerformingArtsCenterandtheCenterforMaterialsDevicesandIntegratedSystemswhichincludestheMicroNano-FabricationFacilityandtheMaterialsCharacterizationCore.CollectivelytheSignatureThrustscentersandplatformsprovidethebasisforsignificantcontri-butionsintheyearsahead.AsweentethenextphaseofeseachatrensselaeitisessentialtolinkoustengthsinthefiveSignatuereseachThuststotheGlobalChallengesfacingsociety.WenowhaveabroadcollaborativeandvibrantresearchcommunityatRensselaerfocusedonthegrowinginterfaceofthebasicsciencessocialsciencesandengineering.ThisprovidesthebasisforinnovativesolutionstotodaysGlobalChallengesincludingmitigatingdiseaseprovid-ingcleanfoodandwaterdevelopingnewsourcesofcleanandrenewableenergyandestablishingasustainableandresilientnationalandinternation-alinfrastructure.Weareinventingnewroutestoadvancedmanufacturingthatleadtonewprod-uctsandprocesses.Wearedevelopingnewmate-rialsforadvancedcomputingenergystorageandmedicine.Wearepioneeringnewtechnologiestomanagetheexplosionofdatafromnewcom-municationnetworksandcontrolsystems.Weareworkingtounderstandhumancognitionincommunicationandcultureandtonavigatethecomplexityofglobalmarkets.Wewilladdressthesechallengesandopportuni-tiestohaveevengreaterlevelsofimpactintheyearsahead.5.1GowthofSignatueThustsOurfiveSignatureThrustsandcoreresearchstrengthswillserveasthefoundationforcontin-uedgrowthandimpact.ThereforewewillGrowresearchfundingto250millioninannualresearchexpenditures.StrengthenbasicresearchendeavorsacrosstheInstitute. 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therensselaerPlan2024195.3intellectalPopetTechnologCoecalzatonandEntepeneshpRensselaerhasalongandsuccessfulhistoryofpartneringwithindustry.Astrongapproachtointellectualpropertytechnologycommercializationandentrepreneurshipcoupledwiththefundamentalstrengthsofourresearchwillfacilitatetheformationofsubstantivenewpublic-privatepartnershipsandthelaunchofnewenterprises.Withanexpandingresearchbasewewillcultivateanentrepreneurialspiritandthemotivationforinnovatorstopursuecom-mercialization.WewillExpandandstrengthentheEmergingVenturesEcosystemEVEtofosterthedevelopmentofabroadrangeofstart-upventuresincludingthosebasedonimportantemergingtechnologies.Increaseawarenessofintellectualprop-ertypreservingitsvalueinagreementsthatcovertheuseofintellectualpropertydevelopedinresearch.ContinuetodevelopintellectualpropertypoliciesthatencourageentrepreneurshipprotectRensselaerintellectualpropertyandallowtheuniversitytotakeequitypositionsinnewventuresasappropriate.Createcompetitivelicensingopportuni-tiesforcompaniesinterestedinsupport-ingsponsoredresearchatRensselaer.Ensurethatintellectualpropertypolicieshaveadequateandappropriateconflict-of-interestandconflict-of-commitmentprovisions.AffodableHealthcaeTechnologes.ohaachapcavcadavdcawpahpwhacadcdcacad-chphaaccacpaaccaw-caaadaahahca.Tansfoatemateals.thap-aaaahacadcacawhadvacaaddahdvpwchcpaaaadcvada-aada.nwaadadcwdadapcdcadaphhaawcaccadpccdvc.thdad-aaahacacpdwhhhpaccpphphddaddvpwaa.SatLogstcsandinfastcte.sh-ad-dacapaapvdhhhadvacdchhadhahavaadcapacpaadcacpcaadacaadca-ac.Advachdvpcaadwkhaaachdvccadccawhchacpdwha-daaaaccadcc-pwvapacadacac.FuNDAmENTALSOFDiSCOvErythvaddaddgaChadadhdaaawaadakhhahacad-daacpcc.ipaccd1lhuvwhchkdwhhqhhhc2shcbhavwcaacaaacapaawhcachcapaadd-av3fdaamaadehadxppaccddaadcpaaphcadaphc4CCcaadCad5Daascc.tharacahaa-dheVeceVe.eVewkwhacaddxppa-cappadhdcvadvakhwhvcd-aaadkcapacapcpahhhnwykCapar.eVepahi-wdphpcchacdhocephphsvCtchcaephphratchPakhocrachadhocicaPptchCcazaadnwV.eVec therensselaerplan202420THECOmmuNiTiESOFrENSSELAErTheuniversitycommunitycomprisesstudentsfacultystaffadministratorsandtrusteesabroadgroupofregionalnationalandinternationalalumniaeandfriendsandbusinessandprofes-sionalpartners.Rensselaerdrawsitsvitalityfromandaddsvitalitytoeachofthesecommunities.6.1TheDveseandinclsveunvestyContyGiftedandaccomplishedpeoplearethelifebloodofthebestuniversities.Rensselaerdrawsbrightandtalentedstudents.Itattractsfacultywhoarerecognizedscholarswhoreceivepeerrecognitionandresearchfundingwhodefinethediscourseintheirfieldsandwhosetscholarlyandprofes-sionalagendasinnationalandinternationalarenas.Rensselaerhiresstaffwhoexemplifyexcellencecommitmentandintegritymanyareleadersintheirfieldswhobringvisionstrategicfocusandmanagerialabilitytotheirwork.TheBoardofTrusteesprovidesthesustainingstew-ardshipfiduciaryoversightandfinancialsupportthathelpRensselaerachieveitsplansandaspira-tions.ThereforewewillRecruitempowerandcompetitivelycompen-sateadiversefacultyandstaff.Maintainthehigheststandardsforhiringpromotionandtenureoffacultywithregardtoresearchdistinctionteachingqualityandservice.DeveloprecruitingandadmissionsprocessesthatidentifythebeststudentswhowillsucceedatRensselaerandcontributetotheInstitutecommunity.Providestudentswithaninformativeexcitingandseamlessprocessforjoiningouruniversity.Recruitsubstantiallymorewomenandethni-callyandculturallydiversestudents.Focusparticipationinresearchasameanstocultivateunderrepresentedgroupstopursueacademiccareers.Provideforourstudentsaninclusivecom-munitywithinaresidentialcollegemodelthatsupportsthemintheirpersonalgrowthandsuccess.ProvideallmembersoftheRensselaercom-munitywiththeopportunitiesforprofessionaldevelopmentandgrowth.Createalivelycommunitydiscourseonimpor-tantculturalsocialgenderandgeopoliticalissues.SupportaBoardofTrusteesthatisphilanthropi-callyorientedandreflectsarichmixofinflu-encebackgroundsandperspectivesaswellaswealthwisdomandwork.6.2AlnandAlnaeTheRensselaercommunityisfortunatetohave100000alumniaearoundtheworldwhoembodytheglobalreachandglobalimpactoftheInstituteaswellasmanysuccessfulandeminentfriendsandcolleaguesinindustryacademiaresearchandthepublicsector.Thesuccessofouralumniaeisrootedinthesuperioreduca-tiontheyreceivedatRensselaer.ConcomitantlythereputationoftheInstituteisreflectedintheaccomplishmentsofitsalumniae.Oursuccessdependsupontheircontinuedinterestinvolve-mentandphilanthropy.RensselaerseekstoengageandempowerallalumniaeasactiveandeffectivepartnersintheRensselaercommunity.Tocultivateandstrengthenlifelongpartner-shipsamongtheInstituteanditsalumniaeandfriendswewillEngagealumniaeaspartnersandvolunteersandasrecruitersmentorsandemployersofundergraduateandgraduatestudents.Providevariedandcomprehensivelinkagesthatcreateaseamlesstransitionfromstudenttograduateassistalumniaeincareersuccessandreinforceconnectionsbetweenalumniaeandtheiralmamater.Celebraterecognizeandcommunicatetheachievementsofalumniaeasleadersinaca-demiaindustryresearchandgovernment. Encouragegreaterphilanthropyfromalumniaeinordertoenabletheuniversitytogrowexpandandprosper.6.3NeghbohoodCtyandregonGreatnessinauniversityisinextricablylinkedtothevitalityoftheregioninwhichitissituated.Rensselaerhascontributedintellectualleadershipandahistoryoftechnologicalinnovationtotheregionsarounditscampuses.TheInstitutehasatraditionofcloseandmutuallybeneficialrelation-shipswithitssurroundingcommunities.WewillFosterandsupportaninnovationecosystemtobringideasfromtheclassroomandlaboratorytothemarketplacelaunchandgrownewbusi-nessesandnurtureandgrowexistingbusiness-esallwhileattractingnewenterprisespeopleandresourcestotheNewYorkCapitalRegionandtheHartfordMetropolitanRegion.Redevelopcommunitiesadjacenttoourcam-pusesbyjoiningincarefullyselectedneighbor-hoodrenewalhousinghospitalityandcom-mercialprojectswithprivatedevelopersandpublicagencies.OffertotheNewYorkCapitalRegiontheHartfordMetropolitanRegionandourothercommunitiesthestudentstaffandfacultyexpertisetoimprovethequalityoflifeandeconomiesofoursharedcommunities.6.4NatonalandintenatonalreachAsweeducatecitizensoftheworldwemustextendourreachandimpact.Thisrequiresthatourstudentsstudyandexperienceculturesthatexposethemtodiverseoutlooksexpandtheirabilitytocommunicateandcollaborateacrosscul-turalboundariesanddeepentheirunderstandingoftheirownculturalheritage.Facultymustbeleadersonanationalandglobalscalecollabo-ratingwithcolleaguesandplacinggraduatesintop-tierorganizationsworldwide.Wealsoseekabroadrepresentationofinternationalstudentsandscholarsonourcampuses.WewillSeekprominentrolesinshapingeconomictechnologyandresearchagendasonanationalandgloballevel.Forgestrategicstudentexchangeandfacultyresearchpartnershipswithleadingnationalandinternationalacademicinstitutionsandresearchlaboratories.Targetourinternationalendeavorstoemergingeconomies.Expandcorporatepartnershipsespeciallywithmultinationaltechnology-basedenterprises.Asweeducaeciizensofheworldwemusexendourreachandimpac.thisrequireshaoursudensexperienceculureshaexposehemodiverseoulooksanddeepenheirundersandingofheirownculuralheriage. therensselaerplan202422ENABLiNGCHANGEAchievingthegoalsetbyTheRensselaerPlan2024requiresarelentlesscommit-menttochange.TheRensselaerPlanenableschangeandchangedefinesTheRensselaerPlan.ThefoundersofRensselaerPolytechnicInstituteStephenVanRensselaerandAmosEatonlaunchedtheirmag-nificentexperimentin1824withTheRensselaereanPlanahistoricstatementthatgaveformtoProfessorEatonsvisionforapplyingsciencetocommonpurpos-esoflife.TheRensselaerPlanisthe21st-centuryexpressionofthistradition.TheRensselaerPlan2024articulatesastrategicvisionfortheInstituteanddelineatesthemeanstoachieveit.AnevergreenplandesignedtobeupdatedonaregularbasisThePlanguidesourdecisionsandprovidestheframeworkforschoolanddivisionalperformanceplansthatserveasthebasisforeachyearsoveralloperatingplanandbudget.Performanceplansdefinemeansandmetricsandwhenprioritizedcreatethecaseformajornewresources.Themeansandmetricsmustlinktokeyoutcomesineachareathatwepursue.Wewillfocusnewresourcesbetheysubstantialnewassetsorsavingsfromeffectiveuseofexist-ingresourcestoareasofthehighestpriority.UnderTheRensselaerPlan2024discretionaryincentiveandnewresourceswillbedirectedtowardidentifiedprioritiesinresearchpedagogyandothercoreactivities.7.1AdmnstatvePocessre-engneengThePlanrequiresthatweachievehighperfor-mancelevelsinkeyadministrativeprocessesinincreasinglyefficientways.WewillFocusallportfoliosonthegoalsandstrategiesofTheRensselaerPlan2024.Buildstrongercooperationandcollaborationamongportfoliosandfunctionalactivities.Streamlineadministrativeprocessesthroughbetterunderstandingandcoordinationofpoliciesandassociatedprotocols.Strengthenawarenessandknowledgeofthestatutoryandregulatoryenvironmentinwhichtheuniversityoperates.ProvideahighbaselinequalityofserviceforallmembersoftheRensselaercommunity.Maximizeefficiencythroughtheuseoftechnology.Implementpoliciestofostercreativityinresearchwhilecomplyingwithstatutoryandregulatoryrequirements.Emphasizeaccesssimplicityandmeasurableoutcomesineachadministrativeprocess.7.2infomatonandCybe-infastuctueAnintegratedinformationenvironmentisessen-tialtoteachinglearningandresearch.Wemustenhanceourfirst-rateinformationcultureandpowerfulinformationinfrastructurebyvaluinginformationandcyber-literacyateverylevelandimplementingnewmethodsforscholarlycom-municationandelectronicinteractions.WewillProvideanintegratedportfolioofeducationaccessandsupporttechnologiespoliciesandservicesforteachinglearningandresearch.DevelopasophisticatedbusinessanalyticsculturetoimprovedistributeddecisionsupportthroughouttheInstitute.Createnewdeliverymodelsforimproveduserexperienceandincreasedaccessibilityconnec-tivityreliabilityandoperationalefficiency.Maintainasecurecyber-infrastructurethatprovidesforappropriatelevelsofaccesssecurityandprivacy.Provideintuitivemultimediaaccesstoscholarlymaterialsforresearchandeducationpurposes.PartnerwithotheruniversitiescompaniesandpublicagenciestoaugmenttheintellectualandcapitalresourcesoftheInstitute. 7.3PhyscalFacltesRensselaerrequireslandbuildingsandinfra-structurethatundergirdandcomplementallthatwedo.Academicfacilitiesmustbefirst-rateandsupportinnovativepedagogy.Researchfacilitiesmusthavemoderncapabilitiesservicesandtheflexibilitytomeetchangingneeds.Residentialandrecreationalfacilitiesforourstudentsmustbeinvitingandsupportarobustlivinglearningenvironment.WewillDevelopthenextgenerationMasterPlanforplatformsandinfrastructuretosupporttheInstitutehighestpriorities.BuildanewCenterforSciencetoenhanceedu-cationalandresearchopportunitiesinthesci-encesandenableexpansionofotherprograms.CompletePhaseIIoftheEastCampusAthleticVillage.Implementbestpracticesforsustainabilitythroughouttheuniversity.7.4AdvancngtheinsttuteRensselaerisadynamictransformativeinstitu-tion.Toexpandourworldwiderecognitionandinfluencewemustrefineourinstitutionalbrand-ingandengageourconstituentsinwaysthatareofmutualbenefittothemandtoRensselaer.BrandingplaysanimportantroleinadvancingtheInstitute.Itbeginswithestablishingvaluewhichrestswiththequalityoftheworkofourfacultystudentsstaffalumniaeandleader-ship.ThereforewewillPromoteathoroughunderstandingoftheaccomplishmentsofRensselaer.Employastrategicintegratedcommunicationsapproachtoprojectacohesiveidentity.Expandglobalnamerecognition.7.5managngFnancalresoucesExcellentstewardshipanduseofexistingfinancialresourcesisafundamentalpreceptofaprudentuniversitymanagement.WewillFocusresourcesformaximumstrategicimpact.BaseperformanceplansandannualoperatingplansandbudgetsonThePlan.Pursueaggressiveriskmanagementandregulatorycompliance.7.6ExpandngtheresouceBaseGreatuniversitiesenjoyphilanthropicleader-shipbytheirBoardsofTrusteesandmajorphilanthropicsupportfromtheiralumniae.TheRensselaerPlan2024requiressubstantialnewinvestment.AmultifrontandfocusedeffortledandsupportedbythePresidentandtheBoardofTrusteesofRensselaerwillberequiredtogarnersubstantialnewresources.TothatendwewillMountacomprehensivefund-raisingcampaigntomaximizegivingatalllevelsbuildinguponthesuccessofthe1.4billionRenaissanceatRensselaercampaign.KeytargetsareDoublingtheendowmenttoincludeSignificantendowmentgrowthforstudentfinancialaid.EnhancedresourcesforConstellationandotherendowedchairs.Competitiveresearchstart-uppackagesfornewfaculty.ThenewCenterforScience.PhaseIIoftheEastCampusAthleticVillage.Newstudentresidences.Achieve150millioninannualphilanthropicsupport.BuildandmaintaintheAnnualFundatamini-mumof20millionayear.Developastrongparent-givingprogram.Cultivateaphilanthropicorientationamongstudents.Pursuesupportfromleadingtechnologycompaniesinpriorityareas.lPursuemajorfederalandstatesupportforspecializedfacilitiesandequipment.lMobilizeandintegratetheentireInstitutecommunitytoachievethefinancialgoalsofTheRensselaerPlan2024. therensselaerplan202424LEADErSHiPiNTHE21STCENTuryTheRensselaerPlan2024isarenewedandexpansivecommitmenttothefuture.Itdrawsuponasenseofmissionthatisrootedinourfoundingprinciplesandemboldenedbyouraccomplishmentsoverthepastdecade.Torealizeourgoalswillrequirerelentlessfocusadditionalresourcesandcollaborationacrossourdiversecommunities.TogetherwewillattaingreaterimpactandprominencewiththesupportintellectualandfinancialofallmembersoftheRensselaerfamilytrusteesfacultystudentsstaffalumniaefriendsandpartners.Rensselaeranditsgraduateshavealwayshadasignificantimpactonsociety.TheRensselaerPlan2024willallowustoexpandthislegacythroughdistinguishededucationalprogramsthatpreparegraduatestoleadinanincreasinglycomplexenvironmentresearchthataddressesthemostcompellingglobalchallengesandaworldwidecommunityofsupportersthatareboundbyourcommonpurposeofChangingtheWorld. .ntatvsncudngByondthintrntDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.inUndrgraduateducatonwwtargtanundstudntpopuatonof5000studnts.Broadncurrcuaroffrngs.launchnwmodatsofntractvarnng.DvopanvrmorngagngandtransformatvstudntxthroughClASS.Cratnwopportuntsforrsarchandntrnatonaxprncs.launcharsarch-focusdHonorsProgram.inGraduateducatonwwtargtarsdntstudntpopuatonof2500wth1600Ph.D.studnts.extndClASStograduatstudnts.Growntrdscpnaryrsarch-basdgraduatprograms.FocusgraduatducatonandonGobaChangs.Dvopadvancdprofssonaprogramsthatvragntrdscpnaryrsarch.Cratnwtchnoogy-nabdarnngnvronmnts.inRsarchwwtnurdandtnur-trackfacutyszto500.Growsponsordrsarchxpndtursto250monannuay.launchtwonwrsarchumbrasByondthintrntDgtaMtandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.extndthSgnaturThruststohostcayaddrssGobaChangs.expandcross-sctorarsarchpartnrshCommuntsofRnssarwwstrngthnourthncgndrntctuaandgographcdvrsty.invovaumnaaspartnrsnmutuaybnfcawaystohpadvancthandtostrngthnthrconnctonstothinsttut.Fostrandsupportannnovatoncosystmtobrngdasfromthcassroomandthaboratorytothmarktpac.Skmorcoaboratonsatthocargonanatonaandgobavs.inenabngChangwwmountacomprhnsvfund-rasngcampagnbudnguponthsuccssofth1.4bnassancatRnssarCampagn.Targtagoaof150monnannuaphanthropcsupport.MantanarobustnfrastructurtosupportacadmcrsarchandadmnstratvRnssarwbudupontsdstngushngstrngthsnntrdscpnarynquryntractvarnngandntrprnurshptonhancnatonaandntrnatonaadrshpnarnngandtachngbyprovdnganoutstandnganddstnctvducatonforrsdntundrgraduatsandgraduatstudntsandforworkngprofssonas.Dramatcayxpandthntrprsncudngassocatdgraduatducatonbycratngnwinsttut-wdntatvsnsgnaturrsarchthrustscosyagndwthsoctaandgobaprortsbuandnhancngxstngcorrsarchstrngthsstratgcaysupportngaddtonacrtcaprortsnarasthatoffropportuntsforrsarchmpactandadrshpandvnwnfrastructurthatnabsgrowth.incrasourfocusonnnovatonandntrprnurshpacrossducatonrsarchmdaandthartstchnoogycommrcazatonandncratontospurrgonaandnatonaconomcdvopmntandtousscncandtchnoogyforsocaadvancmntandnvronmntastwardshp.Strngthnthncgndrtuaandgographcdvrstyamongourstudntsfacutyandstaffnordrtodrawuponthbsttantavaabandtoprparourstudntstoworkandadnagobaconomy.ourdvrscommuntsonourcampussamongaumnaandfrndsandnaofouractvtsocaynatonayandgobay.Rdsgnandnvgoratnabngactvtstofosarpopadmnstratvprocsssnformatonnfrastructurphyscafactsandfnancarsourcsonthrazatonofstratgcgoas.AsRnssarmovstowardtsbcwwcontnutobuduponourunqustrngthsntrdscpnarynquryntractvarnngnnovatonandntrprnurshpClASSandadng-dgpatforms.Wwnhactuadvrstybydvopngunqudgrprogramsnarchtcturmanagmntandhumantsartsandsocascncsthatncorporatthrchscntfcandtchnoogcaofthinsttutmbracngaswthhumanstcartstcandsocadmnsonsoftchnoogy.embdcurrcuarandco-currcuaractvtsdsgndtofostracuturofcratvtyandnnovaton.intgratoutcomsassssmntandvauatonntoaducatonprogramsnsurngtmyandcontnuousmprovmnt.Wwtargtanundrgraduatstudntbfromwhchwrcrutnatonayandntrnatonay.Cratnwmodatsofntractvarnngbymakngusofstructurdonncontntandgnratngnwtoostoaccssaandanayzunstructurddata.Dvoponnvrtuanvronmntsthatxtndthstudntxprncntmandspactocratdgtayconnctdcassroomsdscussongrprojctsttngswthfacutyandstudntsatothrunvrstsandwthrsarchrsnnovatorsntrprnursandpocy-makrsaroundthword.UseMPACnkdtoothrcaformstodvopanddpoyhghydvopdmmrsvnvronmntsfordgtayaugmntdarnng.expandthusofntractvassssmnttchnqustomprovarnngoWwcratthopportuntyforrsarchorndpndntstudyforaundrgraduatstudnts.estabshanHonorsProgramtorcognzandnurturdstnctvachvmntnPromotentrprnurshpAcrossthCurrcuumasadffrntatorofaRnssarducaton.WwfuydvopClASStoanchorthdvopmntaxprncforaundrgUsClASSasaaboratoryforpdagogcannovaton.intgratthGobaChangsasfoundatonamntsofClASSprogrammng.embracdvrstyandncusonasfundamnofClASS.DvopappropratmtrcstomasuroutcomsofClASS.Wwtargtarsdntgraduatstudntpopuatonof2500wth1600Ph.D.studnts.Strngthnthforadmssontoourgraduatprogramsdrawngstudntsfromanxpanddnatonaandntrnatonabas.Dramatcayxpandfdrayfunddgraduattranngprogramspartthntrsctonofbascandappdscncsandngnrng.Focusoncomprhnsvprofssonadvopmntforourgraduatstudnts.AgnourprofssonadgrprogramGobaChangsnkdtooursgnaturrsarchthrusts.intgratthusofntractvassssmnttchnqustomprovarnngoutcomsforagraduatducatonandtranngWwstabshaGraduatCntrtoprovdadvocacysupportandgudancforgraduatstudntsandthrfamsthroughoutthrtnuratRnssar.Dvopconcomtantmngandsupportforpostdoctorarsarchrsacknowdgngthatthpostdoctorapostonrprsntsthcumnatonofformagraduatducaton.Sgnfcantyxpandrsdntaoptonsforgraduatstudntsandthrfams.extndthprcptsofClASStoourworkngprofssonaprogramsncudngRnssaratHartford.WwoffracomptstudnchghghtdbyCustrdlarnngAdvocacyandSupportforStudntsClASS.WwadnpdagogcannovatonntroducngnwarnngparadgmsncudngthMandMxdRatyCassroomandCybr-enabdDscovryandlarnng.Wwxtndourmpactonhumantythroughforward-ookngrsarchntatvsncudngByondthDgtaMtsRatyandinfrastructuraRsncSustanabtyandStwardshp.inUndrgraduateducatonwwtargtanundrgraduatstudntpopuatonof5000Broadncurrcuaroffrngs.launchnwmodatsofntractvarnng.DvopanvrmorngagngandtransformatvstudntxprncthroughClASS.Cratnwoppforrsarchandntrnatonaxprncs.launcharsarch-focusdHonorsProgram.inGradua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