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Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

RIT embraces the teacher-scholar model of education, engaging faculty and students in research, pedagogical undertakings and scholarly activities that continue to impact our partners in industry, our peers within the academic community, and the world. Their work, which ranges from making our university and our communities more sustainable, to understanding the very fabric of our universe, engages students in ways which prepare them for our ever-changing world.

Our recent research, scholarship and creative works are a clear indicator that we are moving ever closer to our vision of making RIT a pre-eminent student-centered research university. This includes faculty engaged in creative inquiry, the applications of new and existing technologies to solve industrial challenges, as well as interdisciplinary work that crosses and intersects traditional boundaries.

The connections made by RIT faculty engaged in this important work establish new opportunities for our students, and prepare them for the next stage of their careers. It is through these diverse scholarly pursuits that students and faculty are able to collaborate across international borders, and bring new insights and perspectives to their work. It is with great pride that I present this report highlighting our faculty’s scholarly achievements during 2015.

Jeremy Haefner, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rochester Institute of Technology