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Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

Over the past few years, RIT has had an impressive impact with the research, scholarship, and creative work produced by our faculty. This effort is inspiring in both its breadth and depth, and clearly contributes substantially to raising the national and international reputation of RIT. Scholarly activity is integrally fused with the education of our students, and ultimately provides the path by which our students become scholars themselves. The best teacher-scholars engage in scholarship that enhances and complements our educational effectiveness. The impact of the research and scholarly activities our faculty members embark on have impact on the students we teach, our peers within the academic community, and the world.

The connections made by RIT faculty through research, scholarship and creative work establish new opportunities for our students, and prepare them for the next stage of their careers. In this way, our academic, commercial or industrial partners also benefit from the progress faculty make within their fields of study. Through the continuing efforts of our teacher-scholars, our students are able to experience first-hand the practices of innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving that will help them to find success both academically and professionally. It is with great pride that I present this report highlighting our faculty's scholarly achievements during 2013.