RIT Division of Instructional Development and Planning records
Scope and Contents
The RIT Division of Instructional Development and Planning records contain minutes, meeting agendas, memorandums, and reports related to the unit. The memorandums deal with a variety of issues such as department updates, meeting information, and department requests. In addition to a report submitted to the president of the Institute, the collection includes an organizational map and division objectives. There are also documents on the "Ascent of Man" PBS broadcast, compiled by the group.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
In February 1970 several departments at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) were reorganized under the newly formed Division on Instructional Development and Planning. According to one organizational chart, these departments included the Wallace Memorial Library, Computer Services, and Instructional Research and Development (IRD). Several other groups fell under the purview of these three departments. For instance, the Media Design Center (MDC), Instructional Television Center (ITV), Instructional Resource Laboratory (IRL), and Research Center were all under IRD.
In a report submitted to RIT's president in 1970, Paul A. Miller, the purpose of this new administrative structure was described as follows:
Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Division of Instructional Development and Planning. The unit was formed in 1970 to coordinate instructional technology and services on RIT's campus. The collection includes minutes, memorandums, and reports from the department.
Materials in the collection are divided into four series: Minutes and agendas, Memorandums, Reports, and Miscellaneous materials. Items are arranged chronologically within each series.
C.S. South, Shelf 793, Box 75 (Instructional Resources collection)
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
- RIT Division of Instructional Development and Planning records
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 18 March 2011
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