Plans for the Future—And How You Can Help
Every gift, no matter how small, helps the department. If you’d like to contribute to our future programming, please consider giving to one of two new projects…
Media Fellows. We seek to hire and train a cohort of students each summer to help faculty to research, design, and create visual and sound media tracks for their undergraduate teaching: slides, film clips, and music.
Undergraduates and graduate students often have technological savvy, and they are eager to develop their skills for professional presentations, which will help them to prepare for a range of careers. At the same time, they will be invaluable assets to faculty developing their lectures.
One-time gifts are very welcome! The most sustainable long-term goal is an endowed fund. A $150,000 endowment would help us to pay the salary of an expert graduate assistant + two undergraduate assistants to help multiple faculty members to develop top-quality media presentations.
Health and the humanities certificate. The English Department is planning to host a new undergraduate certificate (sometimes called a minor) for students interested in careers in the health sciences who crave humanistic perspectives to think beyond a scientific frame. We will offer a range of courses that will help students to confront issues of meaning and human struggle in illness, death, disability, and care. The new certificate is likely to prove extremely popular. We will need to hire an administrator and an advisor to keep the program successful. A $500,000 endowment would help us to provide strong administration and student advising.