The Tradition Continues: Scholars Network and Explore Career Opportunities at RIT | October 2020
Newsletter October 2020
The Tradition Continues: Scholars Network and Explore Career Opportunities at RIT
They are some of the best scholars at colleges and universities across the country. Sixteen in all. They are teaching and doing research in places like Oregon and Montana, Arizona and New Mexico. New Jersey and Mississippi. They all came together virtually this year, for RIT’S Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP). It was held September 23 and 24 and is hosted by the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment.
Donathan Brown, assistant provost and assistant vice president for Faculty Diversity & Recruitment said, “For the 17th year, the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program continued to welcome some of America’s most innovative minds to our campus community. Even against the grander backdrop of COVID-19, RIT faculty, staff, students, and administrators (virtually) welcomed this year’s cohort to campus for an intense and engaging experience.”
FFCEP invites African American, Latino American and Native American (AALANA) scholars to network with RIT administration and faculty and talk about their research. Some of the abstract titles shared this year focused on the ‘Impact of Urban Water Crisis on the Food-Energy-Water Nexus”, “Golden Sampling Applications in Compressing Sensing” and “Extending Capabilities of Fitness Trackers.”
Brown says that during the first day of programming, participants were able to learn more about RIT and NTID, engage in faculty-led breakout sessions, interact with the Provost, and learn more about the intersection between the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs among other things.
Brown added, “During the second day of the program, each participants host college and department designed specialized itineraries to curate their day. This consisted of delivering research talks, meeting with respective Deans and faculty members, along with other opportunities to engage and connect with their respective colleges. “