Faculty Day of Scholarship Tradition Continues

Faculty Day of Scholarship Tradition Continues

The Faculty Day of Scholarship is an annual tradition that brings Arts & Sciences faculty together as a community of scholars committed to the common purpose of advancing academic excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Faculty Day of Scholarship

This annual event, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faulty, was held on Monday, January 11, the day before the start of the spring term.  During this year’s program, nearly 30 faculty members led scholarly presentations on a variety of topics including “Me and Olive Kitteridge,” “Cornering Christmas Markets and Student Enthusiasm for Learning,” “Blended Learning: Research Foundations & Intelligent Software Applications,” and an interdisciplinary collaboration on the “Student Organic Garden at Rollins.”

In an effort to expand the day’s offerings, three new programs were added to the 2010 schedule.  The 2005-09 Cornell Distinguished Faculty recipients Professor of Philosophy Tom Cook, and Barry Levis, professor of history, added a unique perspective by presenting their individual research undertaken as part of the Cornell award they received for their exceptional professional accomplishments.
Also new to the schedule was a panel of student and faculty partners who led a discussion celebrating the accomplishments of 10th Anniversary of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program. Since the program’s early inception by faculty in the department of chemistry, more than 350 undergraduate students have participated in collaborative research projects with more than 70 Rollins faculty from every academic division. Students and faculty alike learned from one another during the research and mentoring process. The Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program helps faculty look at their disciplines in fresh and unique ways and offers an unparalleled undergraduate experience. Dr. Gunter with student research partners


“The Faculty Day of Scholarship has become an important event in the life of the College. This tradition exemplifies that Rollins faculty are part of a vibrant community of learners committed to academic excellence,” said Dean of the Faculty Laurie M. Joyner.


The Faculty Day of Scholarship concluded with a useful Blackboard demonstration highlighting the improved capabilities for the assessment of learning goals. For more information on the 2010 Faculty Day of Scholarship and to see the full list of faculty presentations, visit www.rollins.edu/as/dof/faculty-day-scholarship.html