A $4 million investment in faculty support directly increases the opportunity for Illinois College to hire and retain outstanding faculty, brings visibility to the College through teaching and scholarship, creates contemporary academic programs, and excites students about learning.
Students have always emphasized their relationships with faculty members as the heart of their Illinois College experience. That essential interaction must remain a hallmark of IC because research shows that having a faculty member who makes you excited about
learning is one of the high impact experiences that best prepare students for life after college.
When students learn from and work alongside faculty who are active in their discipline they too become excited about learning. Your gift to support faculty research has a direct impact on the quality of our students’ education and their post-graduate success. Giving opportunities range from endowing chairs to providing funds for
academic innovation or travel.
Percentage of Faculty Proposals For Research and Professional Development the College Was Able to Fund In 2017: