Definition of Research - Department of Art and Design

Faculty participate in applied and theoretical research that leads to the application or utilization of knowledge and invention, and to creative activities which produce new works of literature, the fine arts, functional/wearable art, and applied design. The results of scholarly, creative or applied research may be publicly disseminated by exhibitions, presentations, permanent installations, publications, performance, scholarship of teaching and learning, or applications of innovations. Research and scholarship play a vital role in faculty, program and course development contributing to both individual professional fulfillment and teaching excellence. 

(Submitted: November 2006; Revised: October 2014)