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List our new 2017-2018 hires
Please complete after the day’s orientation
To our newest faculty colleagues,
I am pleased to welcome you to The University of Rhode Island (URI). You have just become part of a university with tremendous positive momentum. At a time when higher education is being scrutinized nationally and there is a demographic decline in high school graduation, our applications for admission, our enrollment, student academic profile, student and faculty diversity, and student honors eligibility are at an all-time high. Furthermore, all measures of student success are on the upswing, and our research and scholarly enterprises are growing. This success has fueled the expansion of our faculty with the addition of new faculty positions. Many of you are part of that important investment, and we are very excited that you chose to join us. I hope you will take a moment to read URI’s new Academic Strategic Plan, Innovation with Impact, which paves a path for future opportunities and influence.
Universities are defined by their faculty, and great universities are defined by having engaged teachers and scholars who bring new energy, ideas, perspectives and partnerships to our students, to each other, and to the university. This is your university…