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Faculty Focus

Fall 2013, second edition

Greetings from Vice President Dr. Greg Lamontagne

Dr. Greg Lamontagne

As the Fall 2013 semester comes to a close, I would like to thank the CCRI faculty for providing students with valuable inspiration and encouragement.

I would also like to share with you the creations and accomplishments of several of our own CCRI faculty innovators: Assistant Professor Brendan Britton's work on updating the Jacoby Observatory; Assistant Professor Emily Burns' study of geology through students' "Building Stone Walks"; Associate Professor Theodore Clement's appointment to the leadership of the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival; and Associate Professor Jim Salisbury's laptop lending program. I am excited by the creative ways our colleagues choose to engage their students. Their efforts are representative of the many innovative practices that make a CCRI education a transformational experience.

It is my hope that you will share with me and your peers your experiments and innovations related to teaching and learning. As we continue to grow as a college, I look forward to sharing your creations with the CCRI community in future Faculty Focus newsletters and on the Academic Affairs website.

I thank you for all that you do for our students and I wish you a rewarding close to the 2013 fall semester.

“We don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather we are educated out of it.”
–Sir Ken Robinson

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