To assist staff members in enhancing programs and advancing their respective professional fields within student affairs we offer assistance in the areas of obtaining external funding and supporting professional scholarship.
This office aids Student Affairs staff members in identifying, editing, and submitting grant proposals to support your program’s mission and goals. Through individual meetings, brainstorming, and a focused search for individual opportunities, we identify grants matching your program’s needs and aspirations. We also work with you step-by-step to successfully submit your grant proposal. Within this process we work closely with RIT Sponsored Research Services to maximize your success with grant funding.
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The Division of Student Affairs boasts a well-trained and diverse staff with knowledge and expertise in a variety of professional fields. In our day-to-day zeal, we sometimes neglect opportunities to disseminate our knowledge and professional experience. We often miss out on opportunities for scholarly contributions to our respective fields.What is Scholarship?
George Vaughan, Professor of higher education at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and editor of the Community College Review, described scholarship as follows:
“Scholarship is a systematic pursuit of a topic, an objective, rational inquiry that involves critical analysis. …Scholarship results in a product that is shared with others… [and] … may take the form of a book review, an annotated bibliography, a lecture, a review of existing research on a topic, or a speech that is a synthesis of the thinking on a topic” (Vaughan, 1988).
Vaughan elaborated and later noted that works of art, poems, essays, short stories, and even well-reasoned contributions to a Sunday op-ed page are examples of scholarly work (Vaughan, 1991).
You just might be surprised at the feasibility of completing and sharing your own scholarly work!
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Vaughan, G.B.(1988). Scholarship in the community college: The path to respect. Educational Record, 69(2), 26-31.Vaughan, G. B.(1991). Scholarship and the community college professional: Focusing the debate. In G.B. Vaughan & J. C. Palmer (Eds.), Enhancing Teaching and Administration Through Scholarship, (pp. 3-15). New Directions for Community Colleges, no. 76. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.