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Institute Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0397

Scope and Contents

Institute Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity records consist of various documents related to the organization and its activities from 1980-1982. The first part of the collection contains promotions and committee member information. There are brochures that were intended to walk faculty through the grant application process and a work report that lists the different responsibilities of committee members. The collection also contains official grant proposals from departments and faculty. One of the proposed plans for a grant was for Microcomputer-Based Literacy Courses. This focused on devising more productive methods of providing high quality instruction for the large number of students interested in taking introduction computer classes. Correspondence related to different grants and numerous memos are included.


  • Creation: 1980-1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Institute Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity was a committee of RIT faculty who reviewed proposed projects and recommended that grants be distributed. In order to apply for a productivity grant you had to be a full time faculty member. All projects proposed had to meet two tests: they had to specifically address the matter of maintaining or improving educational quality, and had to result in specific cost reductions. There were three levels of funding that faculty could apply for. As the levels got higher, the amount of funding increased. A level 1 grant application would fund $500, when a level 3 funded $5000 and required more detail in the application process. Barbara Hodik, from the College of Fine & Applied Arts, was the Chairperson of the Committee.


1 Box(es) (Collection consists of 4 folders in one half document box.)




This collection includes various records, correspondence and grant proposals related to RIT’s Institute Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity during the 1980's.


Materials are arranged by subject and then chronologically within each folder. There are 4 folders.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Institute Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in July 2012.

RIT Committee on Projects Relating to Productivity records
RIT Archives
Emily Kolenberg
10 July 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA