Greater investment in our faculty creates opportunities to enhance student success, pursue and retain high-caliber talent, advance the trajectory of our scholarly output, and increase our impact on the region and beyond. By working together in creative and strategic ways we can fuel discovery and learning that leads to social transformation.
Shaping Tomorrow Through Faculty Investment
- Drive the professional development, career advancement, and job satisfaction of faculty to foster academic excellence.
- Increase the diversity and size of faculty to enhance the student experience.
Professional Development: Supports the growth and retention of faculty including, the Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC), the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, research development training, seed grant programs, unit head training, and the Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact.
Stategic Hiring Opportunity Program: Diversifies the faculty in ways that increase representation from intellectual traditions, educational institutions, life experiences, and diverse backgrounds.
Dual Career Assistance Program: Assists partners of newly hired tenure-track faculty to obtain faculty appointments.
Employee Resource Groups: Support and celebrate the diversity of our faculty through faculty and staff associations.