"Faculty members bring a great deal of personal experience and a wealth of personal interests into their classrooms. That is reflected clearly in these pages. Our students are the direct beneficiaries through exposure to the research and scholarly activities of their instructors and how those activities improve the instructor’s knowledge and understanding of a subject area. That is why scholarship is one of the traditional pillars of an academician’s life (along with teaching and service). Whether one believes that scholarship informs teaching or vice versa, in reality both are true, and both ultimately fulfill the highest mission of the University. Anyone who teaches recognizes that lifelong learning is not a slogan but an integral part of professional excellence."
J. R. Aman, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Development