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Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

RIT's teacher/scholars are valued faculty members who dedicate themselves in diverse and creative ways to impact the lives of our students and who contribute new knowledge that shapes the world beyond our campus. It is an important and powerful demonstration of who we are and what we are committed to at RIT. Whether through scholarly publications, original works of art or presentations at national and international conferences, the scholarly work of RIT's faculty impacts an ever-expanding worldwide audience and our reputation for excellence continues to grow.

Our best teachers are models of lifelong learning. This lesson is passed on by our faculty through the integration of their research with the education of their students. The RIT faculty enthusiastically embrace the notion that they should bring their scholarship into their teaching and their teaching into their scholarship. RIT students thrive in an environment where they are exposed to the thrill of discovery, creation and innovation. Everyone involved is enriched by these collaborations.

RIT's faculty have never been more productive in writing books, creating works of art, performing, and helping graduate and undergraduate students become engaged in scholarship. Congratulations to everyone whose scholarly work brought new discoveries, new perspectives and new creative expressions to their disciplines during this past year. I am extremely proud to present this report highlighting some of our noteworthy faculty scholarship achievements during 2010.