As the landscape in the classroom evolves – with increased use of technology, the discoveries of new collaborative teaching models, and the need to create expanded opportunities for students – dedicated resources for faculty development become critical.
Increased faculty support enables VSU to recruit and retain high-quality faculty, which raises the academic profile of the entire student body.
Endowment earnings for named positions will provide flexible funding that can be used to pursue passions in specific fields.
Endowed funds will allow travel to national conferences for presentations of faculty and student research.
Such opportunities will impact the university as a whole as the latest and greatest methodologies will be brought back to campus.
Faculty research can be translated into products and services that improve the health and economic well-being for people and businesses locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Faculty enhancements will assist VSU in becoming a dynamic learning-centered institution that drives the economics of the community and region.