Your support for TU’s largest and most diverse college will allow it to build on key areas of strength, enhance outreach to the community, provide students with access to high-impact learning experiences, and prepare TU students across the curriculum to think critically, communicate clearly, work creatively and apply interdisciplinary skills to solve a wide range of real-world challenges.
For more information about the opportunities for giving in support of CLA, please contact Frances Washburne, Major Gifts Officer for the College of Liberal Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A project that provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and the education of “citizens” who are knowledgeable, appreciate and practice critical thinking/scientific processes and engage in their communities, supporting this endeavor will continue to position Towson University and the College of Liberal Arts as intellectual leaders.
Democracy Today Commemorative Events Series Led by a faculty planning committee, with a focus on interactive college and university-wide student and community experiences, celebrations and commemorations will honor the people and events who have advanced and sustained a civil society and promoted equity and self-determination in diverse communities.
The Democracy Today Fund As an intellectual leader, Towson University and the College of Liberal Arts is preparing citizen-leaders for life. Your support of the Democracy Today Fund will provide the resources needed to bring thought-leaders to campus, fund programming, support student research and community engagement, provide supplementary funding for faculty research and build on the promise that every student has the opportunity to make a difference.
Funding this digital media laboratory will allow students opportunities to practice creating professional-level, multimodal works including writing, video, interactive presentations, app and website development and explore cutting-edge new media.
This laboratory will be used for instruction, homework, faculty development of pedagogical materials and faculty research. A college-shared space, support for this lab will fulfill students’ expectations for interacting with our world and technology upgrades for faculty.
Computer Lab Space Expansion and Enhanced Technology
The addition of more computer workstations and labs will allow TU students to study and learn in a way that reflects the evolution of technology. Funding upgraded software and hardware/computer workstations, collaborative study spaces and anticipated technology break-throughs will ensure our graduates enter the world, fluent in current and evolving technology.
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.
Study Abroad Opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts
Providing a study abroad experience is important for students of color, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, students identifying as LGBTQIA+, and those with financial need and prepares them for success through diverse and culturally fulfilling experiences.
Undergraduate research opportunities distinguish TU by offering students invaluable experience, usually reserved for graduate students. While moderate grants of $500 are awarded for research, making larger awards available will enable more first-generation, under-resourced, and under-represented students the opportunity to engage in research.
Summer work prevents under-resourced students from internship experiences, many of which lead to job opportunities after graduation. With funding for summer internships, students will have greater opportunities for internship placements.
Funding student travel to professional conferences, provides valuable opportunities for students to meet fellow students and faculty engaged in similar work and often leads to research and graduate opportunities.
A nationally acclaimed, award-winning publication, produced exclusively by TU undergraduates, earned its 18th consecutive award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Funding is important to continue the production of Grub Street and the noteworthy opportunity it presents for TU English students as a distinguishing part of their undergraduate experience.
The Towson University–Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Model UN program provides civic engagement learning experiences for students in Baltimore County Public Schools and provides TU students with hands-on opportunities to mentor high school students. The programming increases college access, civic readiness and provides TU students an opportunity to be active participants in the Greater Baltimore community.
Through course offerings and operational programming, students will engage in social justice and community service work across the region, including programs like Forensic Anthropology Field Work and the Inside Out Prison Exchange program. Providing support for supplies, stipends, equipment, transportation and lodging ensures this real world learning continues.
“The A-List is really like a family. The community and mentorship from A-list is what got me through school. I felt like I had value—putting passion into things I cared about. I have my job at Howard County Library directly because of being an A-List.”
“When I think about my legacy at TU—it is my mentors who moved me to give back. It’s a privilege. Being civically engaged in the community makes you think about how to help those who come after you. My gift funds Model UN, conferences and research positions for students.”
“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.”