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Fast Facts about Connect Grants

December 13, 2017

The Connect grant committee will be meeting soon to review submissions for the latest round of funding. The program has been highly successful since its inception in 2014, and has had a profound impact on participating faculty. This effect has been especially notable in early career and pre-tenured faculty seeking to enhance and promote their research, develop networking skills and build important career connections.

I’d like to share a few highlights pulled from a recent report:

25 things to consider before tenure review

September 25, 2015

new faculty

 

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak to the new tenure-track faculty at the new faculty orientation and I chose to give to them a list of 25 things for them to consider by the time they come up for tenure. The idea was not to undergird the usual suspects (“write lots of papers", "get good teaching evaluations", "serve on committees”) but rather think of what we will be looking for in 6 years from now.

 

Promotion: A New Era

April 20, 2015

 

This message was sent to RIT faculty on April 20, 2015

Colleagues,

With the promotion to full professor letters now distributed and with changes to our promotion policy (E6.0) effective this fall, this is a perfect time to discuss how those changes should impact faculty. 

Addressing Faculty and Staff Satisfaction

December 15, 2014

“Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”

-Denis Waitley

 

Here are some updates on our progress on certain projects. Many of these are in support of our work in addressing faculty and staff satisfaction.

The most wonderful time of the year: PLIG Call for Proposals

November 7, 2014

It’s that time of year again and the Provost’s Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG) cycle has begun. If you’re considering applying for PLIG funding, the focus areas for this year have shifted a bit, and there’s a new funding opportunity for projects related to the use of learning analytics to improve student achievement and study the effectiveness of new pedagogies and academic technologies.

Dean Evaluation Committees: Raising the bar

September 30, 2014

 “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

 

COACHE Redux

May 7, 2014

 

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

 

There are few people on campus who have not heard about our efforts to disseminate the information and data we collected from the 2012-2013 COACHE survey administration. I'm using this post to summarize our activities and provide an update.

Cheers!

April 11, 2014

"Well done is better than well said."

-Benjamin Franklin

 

A tip of the RIT baseball cap … 

… to Maureen Valentine, associate dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, who was selected as the 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rochester Engineering Society. A terrific honor for a wonderful member of our community.

Blizzard season for Sue Provenzano and your neighborhood provost

March 25, 2014

"Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them."

 -Og Mandino

 

Picture more flexibility in our views about scholarship

March 4, 2014

One of the best decisions I made this year was to purposefully visit as many academic departments as I could fit into my schedule during the academic year. I have delighted in the conversations and getting to know many of the incredibly hard-working and dedicated faculty and staff we have here at RIT. Much of the conversation has centered on the semester conversion but there have been great discussions on topics such as promotion, bureaucratic paperwork, work overload, and scholarship.

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