RIT Constructive Criticism Campaign report

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for Constructive Criticism Campaign
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

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RIT Constructive Criticism Campaign report
9-13 March 1959
Compilation of administration, faculty, staff and student critiques of RIT in 1959.
1.0 Boxes (1 lid box containing 1 report. )
C.S.South, Shelf 294
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for Constructive Criticism Campaign (Collapse)

The first constructive criticism campaign took place at RIT in March of 1959. Led by the Campaign Committee, the purpose was to collect as much information from staff, faculty, students and administrators about potential changes to make RIT a more successful, reputable university. Two questions were asked: "What can the students do to make RIT better?" "What can the administration do to make RIT better?" All of the anonymous responses were organized and compiled into a large report.

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The RIT Constructive Criticism Campaign report contains the answers to the questions as provided by faculty, students, staff and administrators. Students often criticized teachers grading policies, lack of elective choices (mainly in the liberal arts, such as foreign language and philosophy courses), and changes in schedules. The administration and faculty seemed to focus more on the lack of respect students had for school property. This report illustrates the various issues that the institution faced during this time period.

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Collection consists of 1 report.

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Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Administration.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Staff.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Constructive Criticism Campaign .
  • Rochester Institute of Technology.


  • Student life -- Behaviors
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- Administration


  • Reports

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Preferred Citation

RIT Constructive Criticism Campaign report, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in July 2012.

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