Exceptional students deserve exceptional faculty. As part of our commitment to quality, we are committed to providing our students with the opportunity to interact with the nation’s leading educators and practitioners. Attracting and supporting these outstanding educators will not only enhance the quality of the educational offerings of our campus, but will serve as a catalyst for developing new curricula and outreach programs to meet the changing needs of both our students and the community at large.
To ensure the needs of our students are met and we maintain the best faculty, the University wishes to establish 30 endowed Chairs and Professorships. These awards will enable the University to attract the most prestigious scholars to Murfreesboro, where their teaching and research will help attracting national attention for MTSU and raise the profile of our academic and research programs. The addition of these academic leaders will help demonstrate MTSU’s commitment to academic excellence and to helping addresses the economic, social, and educational issues of our country.
Additionally the University is seeking to expand the annual funds available to reward faculty for exceptional performance in their service to our students, the University and our community. We seek to establish a series of annual awards to recognize the ongoing dedication of our faculty and provide proof of the importance we place on all facets of faculty responsibility: exceptional classroom teaching, engaged student advising and a dedication to creativity and discovery.