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Center for Research and Creative Activities



The Center for Research and Creative Activities is to facilitate and promote scholarly work across campus, from faculty and staff to undergraduate and graduate students. The center works collaboratively with a number of entities on campus, and it helps to put the pieces together to encourage all phases of scholarly work, from inception to completion. In addition, we celebrate the completion of that work at our annual faculty and graduate student research symposium and at the undergraduate research symposium.

The center sponsors a range of programs on its own and in collaboration with other centers and groups on campus. Programs focus on different ways to enhance research and creative work across campus from faculty to undergraduate students. Program sessions offer targeted information and strategies, but they also serve to create conversations, collaborations and a culture of research and creative development. 

Recent programs include:

  • A collaborative session with the Center for Teaching and Innovation to turn Faculty Learning Community projects into conference presentations and publications.
  • Collaborative sessions with the honors program to increase participation in the Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Several sessions on internal grants administered by the University Research Advisory Committee.

Faculty and Research Day Information

Faculty and Graduate Student Research Symposium

The annual faculty and graduate student research symposium celebrates the academic work of our faculty members, and undergraduate and graduate students.

The annual faculty publications celebration is part of the faculty and graduate student research day event. This is an opportunity to recognize Salem State faculty who have published, performed or exhibited work during the past calendar year. The celebration includes a display of works as well as a printed list. 

Faculty Mentorship Program

The Center for Research and Creative Activities has also launched a faculty mentorship program focused on helping junior faculty develop their scholarship by bringing them together with mid to senior career colleagues on campus.

Joseph T. Flibbert Graduate Student Paper Contest

Named in honor of the distinguished Hawthorne and Melville scholar, Salem State professor Joseph T. Flibbert, these awards have been given for over almost decade in recognition of outstanding graduate student writing and research.


Contact the CRCA

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Elizabeth T. Kenney, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Research and Creative Activities

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