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As we approach the beginning of another academic year, I write with pride to share the accomplishments of our talented students, distinguished faculty, and dedicated staff. This annual report is one tool to facilitate communication with the Arts & Sciences community regarding successes and progress toward strategic priorities.

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We remain committed to integrating curricular and co-curricular offerings focused on a common set of student learning outcomes, supporting academic excellence by providing engaged learning and research experiences, offering strong professional development opportunities, and ensuring competitive faculty and staff salaries.

First-year student SAT mid-range was 1110-1300 Total undergraduate enrollment 1,785 Student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1

In the pages ahead you will see that we have much to celebrate. • Faculty approved the Rollins Plan pilot program to test a new approach to general education focused on providing a more integrated student learning experience. • We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program, our nationally recognized Office of Community Engagement, and an expanding faculty commitment to internationalization. • We congratulate more than a dozen colleagues for earning tenure, promotion in rank, and/or endowed chair appointments, and we welcome talented new faculty.

29 majors, 39 minors, and pre-professional programs in health and law 3/2 programs in accelerated management, pre-engineering, and environmental management More than 173 full-time faculty (94 percent hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field) 21 Endowed Chairs in Arts & Sciences

• We spotlight our A&S faculty scholars and congratulate those who have been awarded external funding to support their work. • We recognize the remarkable accomplishments of our students, including the six who were awarded prestigious scholarships or fellowships during the past year. We have maintained a clear focus on our institutional mission of providing a rigorous liberal arts education designed to instill a commitment to lifelong learning and service in our students. There is no doubt that challenging economic conditions will require even greater discipline regarding our priorities in the future. I’m confident that through effective shared governance we will make decisions that contribute to the greater good of the institution. As a next step in facilitating ongoing communication, Dean of Faculty Assemblies will be scheduled. I will also continue the practice of open office days as well as end-of-semester updates.

Since 1932, the Annie Russell Theatre has been the heart of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. This spring, Rollins honored the legacy of Russell once again when a stone was placed along the Walk of Fame to recognize her many contributions to theatre.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the Rollins mission and your many contributions as we all work to help students “find their purpose.”

TOP COVER PHOTO: Bryan Seaman ’09, takes part in the marine biology winter field study in Oahu, Hawaii. TOP COVER PHOTO CREDIT: Gabriella Lavine ’10

Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty Professor of Sociology


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Strengthening the Curriculum Rollins has long been recognized for its commitment to innovation and experimentation in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. A distinctive feature of a Rollins education is a strong emphasis on the liberal arts coupled with recognition of the practical need to prepare students to be responsible leaders and global citizens. The renewal of the general education curriculum is being undertaken in the spirit of these defining commitments. In September of 2008, A&S faculty approved the Rollins Plan (RP) pilot program for consideration in the development of a new general education curriculum. RPs are designed to actively engage students both inside and outside of the classroom, deepen the connection between theory and practice, and strengthen the relationship between the College and the larger community. This spring, five RP proposals were submitted for consideration. Two RPs, Florida: Laboratory for the Global Future and Revolution, were chosen as pilots and will begin during the 2009-10 academic year. The two pilots are each composed of a series of seven courses balanced across divisions and organized around these two “big ideas.” RPs will be multidisciplinary and developmental and will foster curricular innovation. RPs will also introduce and reinforce common learning outcomes with assessment measures outlined for each. Ongoing updates and evaluation results will be presented to the full faculty during the pilot period.

Faculty participate in RP summer workshops

Special acknowledgment is given to the Curriculum Review and Renewal Committee: professors Mark Anderson, Tom Cook (chair), Laurel Goj, Karen Hater, Phil Kozel, Carol Lauer, Marc Sardy, Rachel Simmons, and student representative Christina Bucci ’09, along with members of the RP Curriculum Selection Committee: professors Wendy Brandon, Sharon Carnahan, Denise Cummings, Laurel Goj, Eileen Gregory, Phil Kozel, Susan Cohn Lackman (chair), Robert Sherry, Eric Smaw, and student representatives Christina Grass ’10, and Alexandra Grammenos ’10, for their commitment to curricular reform. The Curricular Review and Renewal process at Rollins is supported in part by a generous grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. For more information on the two RP pilots visit the Curriculum Committee Course on Blackboard.

External Reviews of Academic Programs During the 2008-09 academic year, the Classics and Latin American Caribbean Studies programs were externally reviewed. Both programs adopted suggestions to strengthen student engagement and learning.

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Undergraduate Research that Reflects Intellectual Curiosity and the Search for Knowledge Tomorrow’s great problem solvers are today’s undergraduate students. A liberal arts education exposes students to a broad range of disciplines while cultivating intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge in a complex world. During 2009, the Rollins Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program, led by program director Thomas Moore, Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science, is marking its 10-year anniversary. By the end of this summer, a total of 307 students, (many of whom participated for more than one year) will have taken part in the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program. In its first year, eight faculty members from five departments worked with 29 students. That year, only one project was funded from outside of the Division of Science and Mathematics. Since then, 71 faculty members representing 24 disciplines have collaborated in research with students. This program offers students the opportunity to participate in high-level scholarly research that is typically only available at the graduate school level. By the end of 2009, Rollins will have invested nearly $1.5 million in this program. In spring 2009, 46 students were selected to collaborate in summer research with 22 faculty members from 13 departments. Examples of this summer’s projects include David Charles, associate professor of theatre arts & dance, and students working on a new long-form improvisational play based on Greek tragedy, and Chris Fuse, assistant professor of physics, working with two Class of 2010 Cornell Scholars, Emma Broming and Aditya Mahara on classifying and modeling certain galaxies in an effort to understand them and how they relate to other extra-galactic entities. The anticipated outcome of every project is a peer-reviewed publication or the professional equivalent (for scholarship in the arts) with the student(s) and faculty member listed as co-authors. The foundations that supported this program in 2008-09 included The Chatlos Foundation, John Hauck Foundation, and The Edward W. and Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund.

Associate Professor of Art Rachel Simmons’ 2008 community-based research project “Cultures and Music.”

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A&S Faculty Lead Global Exploration and Learning

According to the Institute of International Education, Rollins ranks among the top 25 colleges and universities for its study abroad programs. This spring, more than 200 Rollins students gathered for an orientation to prepare for field studies and study abroad programs. The students will travel to 15 countries and some students will even spend a semester at sea. The College has also achieved recognition in The Chronicle of Higher Education as a leading institution for its efforts to provide international experiences to faculty.

An example of Rollins’ commitment to internationalization are the 2008-09 A&S faculty-led field studies.

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SPRING BREAK FIELD STUDIES

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New York City Art in the City: NYC, Dana Hargrove and Rachel Simmons

Guatemala Healthcare and Identity in Guatemala, Ashley Kistler

Peru Discovering the Incan Empire, Jalh Dulanto

Costa Rica Latin American Business Environments: Costa Rica, Cecilia McInnis-Bowers Rollins students visit with NYC artist William Donovan. From left: Associate Professor Dana Hargrove, Livia Mandoul ’11, Skye Anico ’11, William Snyder ’09, Jeanna Kim ’10, Andrea Winkelman (Holt)

Germany Field Study in German: Cornering the Christmas Markets in Germany, Nancy Decker

Scotland Making Art in Scotland, Dana Hargrove Ecuador Environment and Development in the Andes, Barry Allen and Lee Lines

Raymond W. Greene Chair of Physical Education Gordie Howell, with Jenna Mielzynski ’09 at the Temple of Apollo with the ancient Corinth in the background.

Greece Athletics of the Ancient World, Gordie Howell

Guatemalan Peacebuilding, Daniel Chong

Bahamas Environmental Issues in the Bahamas, Michael Gunter

Associate Professors Lee Lines, Barry Allen, Assistant Professor Denise Cummings along with alumna Steffenie Widows and 16 Rollins students standing over the equator.

Oahu, Hawaii Marine Biology: Central Pacific, Fiona Harper and Katie Sutherland

Spain Verano Espanol, Alberto Prieto-Calixto Rollins summer program in Spain is celebrating its 60th anniversary making it one of the oldest summer programs of its kind in the nation. ▼

Costa Rica National Parks and Protected Areas, Barry Allen

China As part of President Duncan’s Internationalization Initiative, a group of 11 Rollins community members traveled throughout China to enhance their knowledge of this country’s rich history and culture. ▼

St. Maarten/St. Thomas Effects of Poverty on Schools and Students, Madeline Kovarik and Debra Wellman

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Distinguished Faculty Committed to Excellence

Rollins faculty members are teacherscholars, researchers, performers, and artists. They empower students to achieve academic excellence and engage in the world around them. Rollins faculty are dedicated to educating responsible leaders and global citizens.

WELCOME TO THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE A&S FACULTY Anna Alon Assistant Professor of International Business Ph.D. (candidate), Accounting University of Central Florida, 2009 Teaching and research interests: financial and managerial accounting, accounting in transitional economies, adoption and implementation of International Financial Accounting Standards, and transnational accounting regulation

Julia Foster Assistant Professor of Music D.M.A., Vocal Performance University of Houston, 2008 Teaching and research interests: anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the vocal mechanism, historically informed performance of early music, suppressed German and Austrian Lieder of World War II, and American song and opera

Julia Maskivker Assistant Professor of Political Science Ph.D., Political Science Columbia University, 2009 Teaching and research interests: analytic, ethical, and political theory and philosophy, theories of justice, theories of social citizenship, welfare state philosophy, and modern political thought

Paul D. Reich Assistant Professor of English Ph.D., American Studies Purdue University, 2007 Teaching and research interests: late 19th and 20th century American literature, African-American literature, the American West, interdisciplinary studies, and popular culture

Cynthia Ehret Snyder Reference and Instruction Librarian M.S., Library Science University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 2006 Teaching and research interests: information literacy in the sciences, Florida geomorphology and natural resources, and the development of consortial relationships between Florida academic institutions

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Kevin C. Gray Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre Arts & Dance Valerie E. Peters Post-Doctoral Fellow Environmental Studies Susan Salinger Visiting Assistant Professor Critical Media & Cultural Studies Patricia Silver Visiting Assistant Professor | fall 2009 | Anthropology Richard M. Skinner Visiting Assistant Professor Political Science Giorgio Turri Visiting Assistant Professor Physics

Faculty Recently Promoted to Full Professor Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh Department of Theatre Arts & Dance Joan Davison Department of Political Science Philip Deaver Department of English Ed Royce Department of Sociology

2008-09 Endowed Chair Appointments

Gabriel Barreneche Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Dexter Boniface* Department of Political Science David Charles Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Mario D’Amato Department of Philosophy & Religion

Billy Collins Irving Bacheller Chair of Creative Writing Department of English

Yudit K. Greenberg George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Religious Studies

Susan J. Walsh Visiting Assistant Professor Biology ChinwĂŠ U. Williams Visiting Assistant Professor Graduate Counseling Suzanne L. Woodward Visiting Assistant Professor Psychology

Faculty Recently Tenured & Promoted to Associate Professor

Martha Cheng Department of English

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Visiting Professors

Thomas Moore Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science

Rosana Diaz-Zambrana Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Dana Hargrove Department of Art & Art History Jennifer Queen Department of Psychology David Richard* Department of Psychology Eric Zivot Department of Theatre Arts & Dance *previously promoted to associate and full professor, respectively

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO A&S RETIRING COLLEAGUES for their years of teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service at Rollins.

J. Douglas Child Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Mathematics

Donald Griffin Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science

Edmund LeRoy Professor of Music

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Faculty Committed to Excellence in Scholarship and Service

2008-09 Dean of the Faculty Appointments

Rollins College Conference (RCC) Faculty Director Associate Dean of the Faculty Donald Davison Professor of Political Science

Debra Wellman Associate Professor of Education Deb returns to full-time teaching in the department of education after serving three years as the associate dean of the faculty.

Mario D’Amato Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion

Ward Faculty-in-Residence/Living Learning Communities (LLC) Director Gabriel Barreneche Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures

A&S Celebrates Faculty Authors

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Roger Casey and Dean of the Faculty Laurie Joyner hosted an Afternoon Celebrating A&S Authors during the fall and spring semesters honoring the scholarly achievements of faculty. For a complete listing of the 2008-09 faculty book authors and editors, along with authors of peer-reviewed journal articles or the creative equivalent, visit www.rollins.edu/our-people/recentpubs.

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Faculty Awards Each year, Rollins faculty members are recognized for exceptional professional accomplishments in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service.

2009-12 Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients

Dorothy Auchter Mays Associate Professor and Head Public Services Olin Library

Arthur Vining Davis Award Recipients 2008-09

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Julian Chambliss Assistant Professor of History

Ilan Alon George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business Executive Director of Rollins China Center

Ed Royce Professor of Sociology

David Charles Associate Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance

Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh Winifred M. Warden Chair of Theatre Arts & Dance

Bruce Stephenson Professor of Environmental Studies

Marc Sardy Associate Professor of International Business

Kimberly L. Dennis Assistant Professor of Art History

2009 Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship Thomas Moore Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science

2009 Cornell Distinguished Service Award Wenxian Zhang Professor of Archives & Special Collections Olin Library

2005-08 Cornell Distinguished Faculty

(l-r) Kathryn Norsworthy, Professor of Graduate Studies in Counseling, Kenna Taylor, Professor of Economics, and Thomas Moore, Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science

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Additional Awards and Honors Department of International Business ▼

Rollins College was accepted as a member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a prestigious consortium of colleges that offer an undergraduate major in international business. The INB department also received recognition from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for its globalization efforts in the May 2009 issue of AAC&U News.

Rollins was named one of the 2008-09 Orange County Public Schools’ Outstanding Partners in Education. Under the direction of the Office of Community Engagement, Rollins students, faculty, and staff enhanced college awareness through Pathways to College Day and implemented mentoring, academic coursework, and volunteerism through various service projects at Fern Creek Elementary throughout the year.

In 2008, Rollins was recognized by Florida Campus Compact for its outstanding service-learning efforts. Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Gabriel Barreneche was honored with a “Service-Learning Faculty Award.”

New A&S External Grants and Awards • Assistant Professor of Art Dawn Roe and Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Queen received an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) for a collaborative interdisciplinary service-learning project titled, The Photograph as Language: Developing Communicative Methods of Camera Use for Individuals with Aphasia.

• Associate Professor of Computer Science Richard James and Assistant Professor of Music Sigmund Rothschild were also awarded a collaborative Faculty Renewal Grant from the ACS to develop a unique Interdisciplinary Music Technology curriculum.

• Archibald Granville Bush Chair of Science Thomas Moore received a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation to support the participation of a local high school physics teacher in Moore’s summer research.

• Assistant Professor of Biology Katie Sutherland was awarded a grant from the Mote Marine Laboratory’s “Protect Our Reefs” Grant Program, which is funded by proceeds from the sale of the Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate. Learn more at www.mote.org/4REEF.

• The Rollins Environmental Studies Program received a grant from the ACS to support a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Restoration.

• The Office of Community Engagement secured an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) position through the Florida Alliance for Student Service (FASS). Gabriel Anderson, a recent graduate of the University of Richmond, will serve in a capacity-building role for the OCE over the coming year, working to connect students, faculty, and community partners to improve education and address local needs.

| See Grants and Contracts section on page 12 for more information |

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Commitment to Student Success Office of External and Competitive Scholarships The Office of External and Competitive Scholarships (OECS) is dedicated to helping students discover their intellectual passion and compete for prestigious national and international, undergraduate and graduate fellowships, grants, scholarships and awards. During the 2008-09 academic year, a record number of 20 students completed 23 applications for competitive awards. From this pool, five students and one alumnus were awarded fellowships, awards, or scholarships. This year, Rollins also had three National Science Foundation honorable mentions and one Hertz Fellowship semi-finalist. The following highlights the recent successes of Rollins students.

American Graduate Fellowship

Boren Scholarship

Robert Hoffman ’09, a philosophy and English doublemajor, is one of two students in the country to receive a $50,000 award designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by talented graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. This fall, he will enter a doctoral program in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fatema Kermalli ’11, an international relations major and Jewish studies minor, has been chosen as one of 130 students from across the U.S. to receive a David L. Boren Scholarship for international study. She will spend next year studying at the University of Jordan Language Center in Amman.

FULBRIGHT AWARDS Kelly Rolfes-Haase ’09, anthropology major and German minor, will spend next year as an English teaching assistant in Germany.

Trevor O’Bryan ’09, international relations major with minors in economics and German, will teach English in German schools.

Chase VanSteenburg ’08, graduate in international business with a Spanish minor, will teach in Spain.

Members of the Varsity Debate Team: back row, l-r: Assistant Professor Eric Smaw (coach) and Luke Kupscznk ’08 (assistant coach) front row, l-r: Ariana Eily ’10, Rachael Dziechciarz ’09, Vincenza Berardo ’09, and Sabrina Ramirez ’09

Kate Osterloh ’09, international relations major and Jewish studies minor, is a Fulbright research award recipient. She will pursue a dual master’s degree in international human rights law and migration and refugee studies at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

This spring, Associate Professor Michael Gunter (adviser) and 12 Rollins students competed in the annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Conference in Boston, Mass. Representing the country of Montenegro, they spent a four-day weekend interacting with nearly 3,000 students from more than 35 countries.

Cornell Scholars— The Class of 2009 ▼

The Rollins College Varsity Debate Team continued to set milestones in its second year. The team achieved top 10 finishes at four national competitions and is ranked number one by the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA). Out of approximately 1,100 schools, Rollins has the best winning percentage at NPDA sanctioned tournaments.

Launched in 2005-06, the first class of Cornell Scholars graduated in May. They were asked to become campus leaders, achieve academic excellence, and help raise the scholarly expectations and achievements among the student body. From back left: Stephen Miller, Eric Bindler, Joseph Bromfield, Robert Hoffman, Nicholas Horton, Kristen Stone and Priyanwada Ekanayake. Not pictured: Cassandra Cook and Nicole Omat.

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Dedicated Staff Committed to a Shared Vision Academic Internship Program The Academic Internship Program (AIP) promotes selfawareness and career development by integrating academic learning with workplace experience. By participating in the Rollins AIP, students receive academic credit while exploring various career fields as an intern for a professional organization. 2008-09 academic year highlights: • AIP courses were enhanced by integrating Blackboard technology and improving strategies for assessing student learning outcomes. • Nearly 150 students received course credit—either interdisciplinary or in their major—for an academic internship. • More than 100 Rollins students are participating in the summer internship course and are interning around the world. • The Johnson Family Foundation generously supported the AIP by funding a student intern at an organization focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) issues. | Visit www.rollins.edu/careerservices for AIP information. |

Office of Community Engagement Community Engagement promotes student, faculty, and staff involvement within local and global communities. Through service-learning courses and communitybased learning, OCE fosters a commitment to learning, civic engagement, and social responsibility. 2008-09 academic year highlights: • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Rollins as a recipient of the 2008 Community Engagement Classification. Rollins is one of 119 institutions with this prestigious distinction. • The Corporation for National and Community Service named Rollins College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts. • More than 126 courses offered a community-based learning experience (73 of those courses involved academic servicelearning with 265 community organizations). • Since fall of 2007, 72 percent of faculty have been involved in some type of community engagement activity linked to their course, discipline, or professional development. • Rollins faculty engaged students in international service-learning courses in Guatemala, Bahamas, and Costa Rica. • The Engaged Scholarship Faculty Development Series consisting of seven workshops and institutes on engaged research, service-learning pedagogy, campus-community partnerships, and reflective learning strategies was held. • Students and faculty from Eastern Michigan University and Rollins participated in multiple community-based learning exchanges. • The supporters of this program in 2008-09 included The Chatlos Foundation, DHL Foundation, Warren and Augusta Hume Foundation, David H. Lord ’69 ’71MBA, and Winter Park Health Foundation. | Visit www.rollins.edu/communityengagement for more information. |

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Grants and Contracts The Office of Grants and Contracts works to facilitate research, service, and scholarly activities among A&S faculty and staff by helping to identify and secure external funding. The goal of the Office is to support programs and research that advance the mission and enhance the reputation of Rollins College while benefiting students, faculty, staff and the external community. 2008-09 academic year highlights: • The Office of Grants and Contracts worked with A&S faculty members across disciplines to submit 24 new funding requests totaling over $1,000,000. • Proposals were submitted to various national and state funding agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense/Army Research Office, U.S. Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and the Florida Space Grant Consortium. • As a result of these efforts, seven new grants totaling $181,748 have been awarded during the past year—see New A&S External Grants and Awards (with seven other proposals still pending).

Rollins Explorations One of the most distinctive aspects of the first-year Rollins experience is the Rollins College Conference (RCC). RCC is a unique program designed to introduce first-year students to the philosophy of a liberal arts education by exposing them to new academic disciplines, the exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives, cultural events and programs, and opportunities for field studies and experiences. RCC faculty are some of Rollins’ most successful and dynamic professors from across all disciplines who also serve as academic advisors.

Sixteen first-year students and three peer mentors enrolled in the RCC field study Environmental Issues in the Bahamas and spent a week on the island of Abaco working on a tidal creek restoration project. Students engaged with the Bahamian community and discovered the politics of environmental issues through hands-on experience.

2008-09 academic year highlights: • Staff members in Explorations programmed for a record 35 sections of fall classes taught almost exclusively by A&S tenure-track or tenured faculty members. • Explorations trained and managed 76 peer mentors and four student coordinators. • Fourteen RCC courses were involved in community-based learning opportunities resulting in 3,150 hours of service learning and research. • Ted Boylan, parent of Tristan Boylan ’09, generously donated his time, resources, and support to the Abaco field study. • Meghan Harte was appointed interim director of Explorations. | Visit www.rollins.edu/explorations/rcc for more information. |

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Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center (TJ’s) TJ’s is a comprehensive academic support center with programs designed to challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning by helping them develop effective habits geared toward academic success. The number of students served by TJ’s continues to grow while outstanding staff members work closely with faculty to support the academic goals of Rollins students. 2008-09 academic year highlights: • 1,100 A&S students scheduled 5,300 tutoring appointments receiving 4,100 hours of learning assistance. Spring tutoring hours increased 51 percent from last year. • Traditional academic advising is offered throughout the year. Specialized advising support services were provided to 481 students for appeals, academic warnings, academic probation, new transfer students, and students in the Accelerated Management Program. • 650 students attended the Major/Minor Fair in fall 2008. • A record number of 96 professors utilized the Academic Warning System to report students’ progress in one term. • Disability Services collaborated with the Facilities department to write and implement a five-year strategic plan designed to meet ADA requirements in a systematic and cost-effective way. • Mae Fitchett was appointed interim director of TJ’s. • Susie Robertshaw was appointed to oversee both peer tutoring and writing in TJ’s. • TJ’s welcomes Tiffany Griffin and Lauren Murray who will serve as academic advisors.

| Visit www.rollins.edu/tpj for more information. |

Tiffany Griffin

Integrative Learning: A Measure of Our Success

Micki Meyer, director of community engagement, will be taking on additional responsibilities for special projects related to program development, integrative learning, and assessment.

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Lauren Murray

Staff Leadership Embrace Common Reading Directors reporting to the Dean of the Faculty have chosen a common reading to model a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development. The group has chosen, Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education by Michael Fullan and Geoff Scott (2009). This book will provide a common set of ideas and shared language as the group discusses challenges facing higher education, organizational change strategies, and efforts to bolster student learning.


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A&S enhances the intellectual vitality of campus and the community. • LECTURES, SYMPOSIA, AND WORKSHOPS • A&S Fora with President Duncan • Billy Collins readings and dialogues • Jack Lane Colloquia with Daniel S. Murphree and Jim Norris, Sponsored by the Department of History • “A Chat with Jose Marti” Hispanic Heritage Month, Sponsored by Modern Languages & Literatures and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program • Florida Studies guest speakers, Bill Belleville and Mark Plotkin, Sponsored by Department of Environmental Studies and Political Science • TPJ Scholar Lecture, Robert Lang, Sponsored by Department of Environmental Studies • Recruitment and Retention of Under-Represented Faculty and Staff workshop, Coordinated by the Diversity Committee • “China 2019” Robert Moore, professor of anthropology • “Afternoon of Academic Conversations with the 2005-08 Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients” • Poet Carol Frost readings, Sponsored by the Department of English • Poet Kelly Cherry readings, Sponsored by the Department of English • “The Economic Crisis and U.S. Elections: Perspectives from the Left, Center, and Right,” Sponsored by Department of Economics • Bruce Means lectures, “Islands in the Sky” and “Mayan Mythology,” Sponsored by Department of Environmental Studies • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Information Session, Sponsored by the Offices of External and Competitive Scholarships and Academic Internships • “The Audacity to Hope: The End of Racism and Sexism in the 21st Century,” Eric Smaw, assistant professor of philosophy and religion • “Developing China: Ethnic Diversity and Social Harmony,” Sponsored by the TPJ Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program and the China Center at Rollins • Peter Gloor lecture, “Coolhunting through Swarmcreativity: How to use dynamic social network analysis to identify communication patterns to predict new trends,” Sponsored by the Department of International Business • Sofía Maldonado lecture, “From Murals to the Skateboarding Culture”, Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages & Literatures • The Book-A-Year lecture, Maurice “Socky” O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry Chair of Literature • Alfred J. Hanna Symposium on Florida, Sponsored by Department of History • Michelangelo’s Women, Sponsored by Department of Art & Art History • Page to Stage: Making Performance for Social Change, Sponsored by the Rollins College Theatre Department, the Rollins College Diversity Committee and the Office of Multicultural Affairs • Pathways to College Day (fall and spring), Coordinated by Office of Community Engagement • Economic and Housing Fair, Sponsored by Department of History • Annual Faculty Day of Scholarship • Faculty Workshop: The “Learning” in Service-Learning: Effective Engagement for Academic Excellence, Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement • The Good Neighbor Conference, Sponsored by The Child Development & Student Research Center, the Office of Multicultural Events, and the Office of Community Engagement. • Fourth Annual Summit on Transforming Learning, Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement • Symposium: The Language of

Service and Community, Sponsored by the Department of Modern

Languages & Literatures • Winter with the Writers • PERFORMANCES • Music at Rollins • More than 90 performances including an opera production of Dido and Aeneas, the 75th anniversary of Chapel Vespers, master-classes by Bach Festival and visiting artist series with Marilyn Horne and Béla Fleck, more than 30 on- and off-campus service project performances, The Bach Festival presented and produced the Choral Masterworks Series, Fred Rogers Family Series, and performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, guest artists included Midori and the Moscow Quartet. • Department of Theatre Arts & Dance • Nine plays and performances including: Doubt, A Parable; I Hate Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Rollins Dance XXIII; and Stage Fright. The Rollins Improv Players presented more than 30 performances. • Words Can’t Describe • FILMS AND EXHIBITS • Global Peace Film Festival • Another America, Sponsored by African and African-American Studies • Dream Havana, Sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Hispanic Studies • You’re Digging Up My Grass, Sponsored by Department of Physics • I Love Hip Hop in Morocco, Sponsored by Anthropology Department, an Internationalization Grant, and the African and African American Studies Major • Studio Faculty Biennial 1 • The Photograph as Language, Sponsored by Department of Art & Art History •

This annual report has been printed on recycled paper stock.

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Dean of the Faculty 2008-09 Annual Report