Ram Tour 2019
Rams in the Rockies 2019: The CSU Ram Faculty Engagement Tour
CSU Provost Rick Miranda and Assistant Vice President for Engagement Ashley Stokes led the seventh annual CSU Ram Faculty Engagement Tour to Glenwood Springs on August 5 and 6. CSU alums and CSU Extension were among the hosts and presenters for the faculty group as they visited Sapphire Point and the Pumphouse Recreation Site near Kremmling. Faculty learned about county history, environmental health, and economic diversity plans; they met CSU Extension staff, 4-H participants, county commissioners, and community economic leaders. CSU Extension staff from Summit, Grand, Garfield, and Jefferson counties participated in hosting this year’s tour.
The CSU Ram Faculty Engagement Tour is a two-day traveling seminar designed for recently hired and newly tenured faculty, new administrators, and new student leaders. Invitations are issued through the CSU Provost Office.
“The Rocky Mountains and the Colorado River gave us the best welcome I can imagine,” said María Inés Canto, Assistant Professor of Spanish - Mexican Literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. “It was a blast having the opportunity to meet CSU colleges, as well as the people who run CSU Extension offices around the state. And, it was inspiring getting to know the projects and the volunteers who make possible change and growth in communities. I’m already looking forward to collaborating with CSU Extension in some capacity.”
Each year, the tour travels through a Colorado region to meet CSU community partners, talk with CSU alumni and students, and learn from regional leaders. The tour deepens participants' understanding of CSU's existing community partnerships, and provides opportunities to network within and across faculty cohorts. The tour is supported by the Vice President Office of Engagement and CSU Online.