At Dickinson, we prepare our graduates to thrive with skills that are most useful in the world, from global education to programs such as Sustainability Studies and Security Studies, students are prepared with a "21st Century Skill Set,"–teaching students how to think.
With the First in America: Building Our Tomorrow campaign, we will enhance our ability to teach critical skills with a $20 million new investment in Dickinson’s renowned academic experience in areas such as endowed professorships, student-faculty research, and curriculum development including continued innovation in programs that address emerging contemporary issues and the melding of international and sustainability initiatives to create a "global sustainability" dimension unique among American colleges and universities.
Academic Excellence: Faculty Development Opportunities
Center for Excellence in Global Education or Sustainability Education: Supports one of Dickinson's premier curricular initiatives nd helps to define the distinctiveness of a Dickinson education.|
International Program Center Endowment: Supports staffing and program operations for one of Dickinson's 15 international academic centers.
Faculty Positions: Supports salary and benefits for faculty and leadership holding key teaching and academic program positions:
- Endowed Faculty Chair
- Directorships for Clarke Forum
- Community Studies Center
- The Center for Sustainability Education
Program Directorships: Supports the salary and benefits for a director, either of an international program or for the ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring) program.
Program Funds: Supports the annual program needs of these key Dickinson programs:
- ALLARM Program Fund
- Center for Sustainability Education Fund
- Clarke Forum Program Fund
- Community Studies Center Fund
- Organic Farm Fund
Fieldwork Funds: Provides resources to enhance this distinctive curricular approach:
- International Fieldwork Program
- Community Fieldwork Program
Faculty Support Funds: Supports key faculty needs:
- Faculty Sabbatical or Research Fund
- Curriculum Innovation Fund
- Faculty Summer Research Fund
Student-Faculty Research Fund (department or discipline specific): Provides support for a collaborative student-faculty research team investigating a question in a specific discipline or department
Faculty or Program Equipment Fund
Student-Faculty Research Fund (general): Enhances funding supporting collaborative student-faculty research teams for an eight-to 10-week project, generally in the summer.
Academic Equipment Support: Allows Dickinson to meet one of the college's top priorities for academic, technology or sustainability related equipment needs during the academic year.
Student-Faculty Research Award: Support for a student-faculty research team(s) working on a collaborative summer project to investigate a question or problem in a specific discipline.
Learn more about the impact of faculty support