- Practice What You Preach: Confessions of a Reflective Practitioner,
By Lesley Bogad
- Informing the Student Citizen: Government Documents at Adams Library,
By Rachel Carpenter
- This Wonderful Institution: Teaching and Learning at Rhode Island College,
By Marlene Lopes
Practice What You Preach: Confessions of a Reflective Practitioner
Informing the Student Citizen: Government Documents at Adams Library
As a participating institution in the American Democracy Project, Rhode Island College encourages its students to be more involved in the communities around them and to be active participants in our democracy. Being more involved requires being better informed. The process of increasing civic engagement will be well served by students becoming aware of and utilizing the wealth of information resources produced by federal and state government. As a designated depository of government documents for over 40 years, Adams Library offers access to a significant collection of print, electronic and online materials, as well as the collective expertise of its librarians, to assist all library patrons - students, the campus community at large and the general public - in the use of public information.
This Wonderful Institution: Teaching and Learning at Rhode Island College, 1854-1958
Strong-minded women developed the institution that was to become Rhode Island College and ensured along the way that it would remain true to its objectives and mindful of its history. As one of the first normal schools in the United States, it attracted instructors from many parts of the country, and from it emerged well qualified and dedicated educators, most of whom accepted positions in local public schools. Many of these women devoted their lives to teaching and set standards in the area of education. This article looks at the first century of the College and the educational opportunity that it offered.