RIT College of Continuing Education records

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for College of Continuing Education
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

RIT College of Continuing Education records
Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Continuing Education.
Bulk Date(s)
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The collection includes clippings, photographs, correspondence, promotional materials and advertisements related to the College of Continuing Education at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) covering 1966-1996.
2.0 Boxes (2 boxes containing 23 folders.)
C.S. North, Shelf 239
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 College of Continuing Education (Collapse)

The RIT College of Continuing Education (CCE) was developed in 1966 to help working men and women expand their skills and increase their knowledge of business, science and art, while still being able to work and have the flexibility they needed. Prior to being called CCE; it was referred to as the RIT Evening School. Combining up to four professional concentrations, degrees were designed to fit and meet the needs of the working adult. Classes were available in the evenings and also through a pre-taped television course. RIT established many locations in the Rochester area to make it easier for people to attend.

In 1996, CCE was absorbed into the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST). The merger was an effort to enhance and strengthen RIT's commitment to responsive, successful, and mutually beneficial external partnerships. RIT was responding to the changing needs of its partners to remain a key resource to business and industry for research, technology transfer, cooperative education, and training for human resource development. It was believed this move would enhance RIT's ability to create new entrepreneurial opportunities and facilitate their implementation.

In 2010, CMS was re-established under a new set of operating principles in the Division of Academic Affairs. CMS continued to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a small number of advanced certificates. Additionally, CMS was meeting the needs of students at the American University of Kosovo (RIT/A.U.K.) and RIT-Dubai.

Now, the School of Individualized Study (SOIS) is RIT’s academic unit for individualized degrees, custom-designed to best meet students’ ideas, interests, and career goals through careful consideration of all courses RIT has to offer, including SOIS’ portfolio of multidisciplinary courses. Our degrees are committed to helping students be innovative and having a voice in their degree curriculum.

Source: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/cms/about-cms

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

RIT College of Continuing Education records contain clippings, newsletters, advertisements, promotional guides, invitations, convocation programs and conference guides. The bulk of the collection contains clippings, many of which are advertisements for the college in local newspapers. Also included is a detailed faculty guide from circa 1978. This guide gives a broad overview of the history of the college, academic programs and courses, administrative procedures, support services and a detailed list of faculty and staff.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The materials are arranged in two boxes within 23 folders. The folders are arranged by subject and chronologically within each folder.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

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

College of Continuing Education records

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Continuing Education.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- History.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.


  • Evening and continuation school students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Students -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History


  • Advertisements
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Invitations

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Preferred Citation

RIT College of Continuing Education records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Sinicropi November 2012.

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