Greetings and Faculty Scholarship

In the past two years, I’ve been impressed with the kind of institution CSN is, and with the positive way faculty express themselves about their profession and the way students aspire to succeed in the classroom through their service of this institution.   Much of this can be better communicated.  So, I’m starting a blog to extend our communications through a series of messages and comments.  I invite your questions and thoughts.  My hope is that with a constructive exchange of information, our stakeholders will be better informed, and I can have another venue for responses to your questions.

This inaugural message recognizes a few of CSN’s many faculty who engage in scholarly work in their respective disciplines.  Here is a sampling of recent efforts:

Dante and Byzantium by E.D. Karampetsos (2009)

Dolly And Zane Grey: Letters From A Marriage (Western Literature Series) by Candace C. Kant (2008)

Thinking Through the Past: A Critical Thinking Approach to U.S. History: Volume I and Volume II by John Hollitz (2007)

Beyond The Mafia: Italian Americans And The Development Of Las Vegas (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities) by Alan Balboni (2006)

The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas by Earnest N. Bracey (2008)

Not only are we proud of these faculty for their publications, but we’re also proud of CSN, where a climate for scholarship can thrive without publish or perish stress. Heavy teaching loads are a characteristic of community colleges that often prevent faculty from pursuing scholarly work. Knowing these scholars are among us benefits us all.

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