In support of Faculty
While a university’s primary focus is and should be its students, an institution’s faculty are the primary agents of interaction with students, helping them to realize their educational and personal potential. Thus, an exceptional faculty is the most basic necessity for any institution which places a high value on students.
Given the age distribution of UALR faculty, a surge in the number of annual retirees could result in the replacement of as much as one-third of the current faculty over the next five years; thus, the institution is on the threshold of a major hiring period which will provide the University with an unprecedented opportunity to refine the instructional and research future of UALR in response to today’s and tomorrow’s world.
The world of higher education has evolved into a national and highly competitive environment in which, like the world of business, compensation packages and professional opportunities provide the edge in recruiting and retaining top-flight faculty members. Salaries, relocation expenses, start-up funds, travel funding to participate in high-profile conferences, equipment and technology budgets, and support for graduate research assistants all play a critical role in an institution’s ability to attract and keep faculty members as teachers, mentors, researchers, and community partners.
UALR envisions attracting and retaining a faculty which is excellent by any standard, thus ensuring that UALR students enjoy the advantages of instruction and guidance from those who rank nationally among the brightest and most talented in their respective disciplines, and that the research capabilities of the institution garner national attention.
Faculty Support Campaign Opportunities
- Deanships ($2 million+)
- Faculty Chairs ($1.5 million+)
- Faculty Professorships ($250,000+)
- Faculty Lecturers ($100,000+)
- Professional Development and Excellence Awards
- Research Start-Up Funds
- Equipment and Technology Funds