Academic Achievements

The nationally-recognized scholarship of its faculty

  • For the 2011-2012 academic year, our faculty:
    • Traveled to over 90 professional presentations.
    • Had three books published or accepted for publication.
    • Published more 97 articles, chapters or book reviews.
    • Had 14 of its members receive summer research grants.
    • Received external grants from NIH, Merck, NYS, Avon Foundation and other sources.

The research skills and research presentations of its students

  • 43 percent of the class of 2012 reported that they had, or planned to, work with a professor on a research project in the A&S senior survey.
  • In 2011-2012 faculty/student research collaborations included:
    • 126 A&S students presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference.
    • 31 A&S students presented at the Nursing Student Presentation Day.
    • 27 A&S student presented at Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) with seven winning excellence awards.
    • 10 A&S students presented at Undergraduate Research in Communications Conference at RIT (two won awards).
    • 43 student honors theses. 
    • Several students were authors/co-authors with faculty on papers presented at national professional conferences.

The active, integrative teaching of its faculty

  • 89 percent of seniors rate the quality of teaching by our faculty as excellent in our senior survey.
  • 29 A&S faculty members received grants in support of active learning in the classroom from the Fund for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning.
  • 38 percent of A&S faculty were nominated by students for the A&S Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • A&S faculty gave presentations at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning.

An interdisciplinary education

  • 61 percent of the graduating class of 2012 had at least one minor or a double major.
  • Art History, Museum Studies was added as a new minor, bringing the total number of A&S minors to 50.

An internationalized experience and supportive climate for all students.

  • According to the seniors in 2012
    • 88% found their professors to be caring and supportive.
    • 89% found faculty are always accessible.
    • 85% found that their relationships with faculty were close.
    • 87% found their advisors were always helpful.
  • The Dean’s Office works with academic advisors and appropriate services on campus to ensure that students receive the support and guidance necessary for success. According to seniors in 2012:
    • 89% felt service was courteous.
    • 91% felt staff was knowledgeable.
  • Students are offered opportunities to come in for student checks each semester, and senior checks are scheduled in the fall to help support students, answer questions and make sure students are on track.