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GIS, Food Waste, and Disruptive Innovation

December 2, 2016

Note: This post was created in collaboration with Natalie Surace, Marketing & Communication Program Coordinator, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

 

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” A guest post by Michael Laver

April 1, 2016

I am privileged to be able to “guest blog” for Provost Haefner on the subject of the Middle States Re-accreditation process currently underway at RIT.  Rather than drone on about this or that, or perhaps more accurately, in addition to droning on about this or that, I’ll try to frame our approach to re-accreditation using the timeless words and wisdom of Theodore Geisel, and I’ll start with the prescient observation (perhaps the truth of which is borne out from the observation of Rochester weather) that “From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” 

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.

 

Frankenstein, symbolic logic, and student-centered research at RIT

September 11, 2015

babbage and lovelaceOccasionally, I read a really great book that is worth sharing and I’m pleased to share Walter Isaacson’s book “The Innovators: How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution”. It is about those people who created the computer and the Internet and how innovation occurred, bringing about one of the most important revolutions in our lives. 

Welcome back!

August 28, 2015

To all faculty, staff and students, I extend a very hearty and warm welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year at Rochester Institute of Technology. It is delightful to see the campus brimming with activity, excitement, and friends. 

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.

Research Space Task Force

February 19, 2014

"Space: the final frontier"

     - Star Trek