–Jason Pierce, Ph.D., Associate VP for Academic Affairs and Information Services
ENDOWED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT – GOAL: $2,500,000
- The endowed faculty development initiative will support the university’s need for a strong, challenging, engaged faculty who not only teach but also model lifelong learning.
- Positive relationships with faculty will continue to be an integral part of the Mars Hill experience, and are among the primary reasons that students give for remaining at the university.
- The endowed faculty development initiative will ensure an atmosphere of constancy, in which engaged, thought-provoking faculty members remain invested in the university and its students for many years, continuing a tradition of outstanding teaching into the future.
- Opportunities for learning and growth will include everything from scholarly research opportunities to advising student research projects and independent study.