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Student Life and Services
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Accomplishments Under
The Rensselaer Plan

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Student and Campus Experience

Office of Graduate Education

  • Created Office of Graduate Education (OGE), and position of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education.
  • Developed a comprehensive integrated performance plan focused on growth in the number, quality, and diversity of the student body.
  • Increased number of Ph.D. students from 740 (Fall, 2002) to 885 (Fall, 2011).
  • Created new doctoral degrees in Biochemistry/Biophysics, Electronic Arts, and Architecture (Built Ecologies).
  • Established Institute-wide Graduate Planning Committee with the Vice Provost as Chair.
  • Delivered a Professional Leadership Series (non-credit course for graduate students) covering topics such as ethical decision-making, personality differences, communication styles and leadership styles
  • Delivered training on interactive teaching methods, diversity and culture for new Teaching Assistants.
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