Finding new ways to connect
Our faculty is our core strength. Our professors and lecturers are experts, innovative thinkers, and award winners from nearly every area of higher learning. They are engaging in path-breaking research and developing new methods of teaching that take advantage of advances in technology and understanding of human cognition.
Recruiting devoted teachers and scholars
In his 2007 strategic plan for Boston University, President Robert A. Brown announced a new goal: to add 100 faculty positions to the College of Arts & Sciences over the ensuing decade.
It was a hugely ambitious goal—but, thanks to the support of our generous donors and the central University, we’re already halfway there. This despite a deep recession that cut sharply into philanthropy nationwide, and at a time when many other universities were reducing their faculty ranks.
As a result, today we have a critical mass of educators who are truly transforming the College of Arts & Sciences: from great to greater. Our faculty members are devoted teachers excited about educating the next generation. And they earn both high-level BU prizes and highly visible awards on the international level, including Nobels and Guggenheims, for their excellence in research and teaching.
Equipping BU scholars for success
When you support our ability to attract, retain, and nurture the careers of our faculty, you support the heart of BU—the people who make it all happen.
It takes substantial resources to compete with other top universities for the best faculty and to make sure they have the equipment and facilities, time, graduate assistance, research support, and professional travel funding they need to remain on top of their game as educators and researchers.
There are many ways to help. Endowing a professorship is the most direct and powerful way to attract the very best scholars and teachers to BU, and to retain and support them. Gifts to the CAS Annual Fund or particular departments or programs allow us to support our faculty members’ greatest research and teaching needs with the necessary ability to move quickly and flexibly as they arise. There are needs throughout CAS for faculty support. Let your interests be your guide.Make Your Impact