- Faculty Support
More Professors Who Bring the Outside World InWe believe that a comprehensive education from a varied group of faculty helps students prepare for the real world. With this in mind, we will build a 21st-century Professor of the Practice program to ensure that students learn from top professionals in their fields so, upon graduation, they have both a network of support from practitioners as well as a clear view of the realities in their aspiring careers.
- Student Support
Spaces Made for SuccessNo longer do we create spaces that are merely areas focused on fitting as many people as possible. Instead, those buildings and spaces must now be built to optimize faculty success in teaching and multi-disciplinary research. At times that may mean size is important, but more often the focus is on how people interact, moving from station to station with access to the resources necessary to get the job done.
Focus on High-potential ResearchTo maintain and elevate our position as one of the nation’s most respected research institutions, we must target and support high-potential, high-reward research to grow our portfolio and extend its reach around the world. We do this not just for a position or rankings, but to ensure we are able to create solutions that benefit as many people as possible, both here at home and around the world.
- Faculty Support
Attract, Reward and Retain the World’s Best FacultyThroughout North Carolina, across the U.S. and around the world, elite academicians and researchers pursue work led by their passion to serve humanity. Those people find their home at Carolina. Nowhere in the world will you find a more like-minded spirit among faculty than at Carolina. Their accomplishments, expertise and ability could take them anywhere in the world; however, they choose UNC-Chapel Hill because we remain, as we were meant to be — the University of the people. However, economic realities have affected our ability to attract, reward and retain these people. Therefore, recruiting and retaining world-class faculty and fostering an environment that inspires their creativity, collaboration and service to the state and beyond are vital drivers of this campaign.
Two UNC-Chapel Hill applied mathematicians realized the beautiful holy lakes of the Himalayas could be a crystal ball into climate change.