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About the Engaged Scholars Statewide Presidential Faculty Fellowship
Rhode Island Campus Compact and its Executive Board of college and universities presidents announce a unique opportunity for faculty to integrate engaged scholarship and community-based learning into all aspects of their professional lives - teaching, research, and service. The goals of this program are to stimulate and recognize scholarly activities on campus and in the community in the areas of community and civic engagement; create a network of engaged faculty between the member campuses of Rhode Island Campus Compact; and foster the advancement of civic and community engagement for a healthy, just, and democratic society through rigorous student learning and community-campus partnerships.
RICC motivated me to embark on this new project and provided opportunities for me to share my proposal and gain feedback on how to structure the service learning component of the course to enhance students' learning.
It was an invaluable experience for the students to work with an artist in residence in such a way that brought his personal story to life."
This award has facilitated my development of a refugee playwriting project that offers a means to record these important stories of survival.
2014 - 2015 Presidential Faculty Fellows
Emily Colbert Cairns, Ph.D. (Salve Regina University)
Dana Dillon, Ph.D. (Providence College)
Tonia Fay, Ed.M. (Community College of Rhode Island)
Jill Hume Harrison, Ph.D. (Rhode Island College)
Diane Kern, Ph.D. (University of Rhode Island)
Eileen Kwesiga, Ph. D. (Bryant University)
Maria Lawrence, Ph.D. (Rhode Island College)
Mehdi Moutahir, MBA (Johnson & Wales University)
Carolyn Haviland Obel-Omia, Ed.D. (Rhode Island College)
Joanne Walsh, Ph. D. (New England Institute of Technology)