Funding helps to extend TU’s faculty influence and intellectual rigor and impacts and maintains our focus on student-centered teaching and learning.
The campaign’s faculty-focused giving opportunities include support for endowed and visiting professorships, endowed chairs, fellowships for early-career scholars, funding to support academic excellence within programs and faculty professional development.
Support is needed to grow full-time faculty positions in the Honors College. The priority is an endowed chair position which will ensure a focus on developing and sustaining a distinctive and creative curriculum, experiential course development and engaged research.
Endowments signal support for faculty in their creative work and impact the lives and education of current and future students.Launching innovative faculty-endowed positions in Music Therapy, Arts and Medicine, and interdisciplinary arts, allow students to engage across disciplines. Gifts will also help to secure a Director of Galleries position to oversee gallery spaces and manage the TU Art Collection.
Endowed Chair and Professorship: Psychology Doctoral Program
Funding for an endowed faculty-leader position will support the creation of a new psychology doctoral program. In addition to course and laboratory study, with funding, the program will operate an on-campus laboratory and provide faculty the opportunity for original research. The addition of a doctorate in psychology program will position TU as a leader in the state of Maryland and support the University’s goal to expand research output and contributions to scholarship.
Endowing department chair positions or professorships ensures that the positions exist in perpetuity. With naming opportunities available, the College of Business and Economics is seeking endowed chairs and professorships in the departments of Accounting, Business Analytics & Technology Management, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.
Faculty Research Funding– Support for faculty research awards offsets the direct costs of research studies, projects and feasibility studies. Much of the faculty research that is conducted is done in collaboration with students which means support in this area also directly benefits students and makes real-world learning opportunities possible.
Endowing department chair positions or professorships ensures that the positions exist in perpetuity in the College of Education, with naming opportunities available. All academic programs in the College of Education can benefit from the resources and prestige that come with the establishment of an endowed chair or professorship.
Funding exceptional faculty and student research opportunities in the College of Education is critical to the student experience and an excellent incentive for recruiting outstanding faculty and building a highly-credentialed faculty team.
As keepers of history and our legacy as an institution, endowing this position ensures continued preservation and access to the rare, one-of-a-kind materials that make up five different collecting areas: Jewish Studies, History of the University, Performing Arts, History of Education in Maryland and World War II.
Support for Professors in Residence in the College of Health Professions are external faculty hires for a “short-term” assignment – for a semester or a year – they support the strategic development of faculty, staff and students in a defined area of expertise.
Faculty Research Funding and Research Intervention Labs
Faculty and students work together to improve health outcomes through research. Supporting Research Intervention Labs provides a real-world laboratory for examining human responses to care. Faculty examine best practices and strategies to enhance healthcare and in doing so, define and evaluate interventions and their impact on health and wellness.
The Dean’s Fellows address special initiatives and program needs across the College of Health Professions. Faculty Fellows have a strong history and expertise in defined areas of specialization. Working with faculty, staff and students, each Faculty Fellow assists with professional development, knowledge growth and education in strategic areas.
“When students go into the field and work with homicide detectives in real crime scene scenarios, it adds a whole other level of learning. Additional funding is critical for these kinds of student experiences.”