Support for Faculty and Staff

Sustaining the Mission: Projects and Priorities

January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015

During a time of leadership transition, and building on the success and momentum of The Sesquicentennial Fund, our development efforts remain focused on the college's student-centered mission.  

A three-year funding initiative, Sustaining the Mission, focuses on these primary areas:

If you wish to speak with us personally, we hope you'll give us a call or visit our office on campus—we are ready to assist you in any way we can.

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Thank you, again, for your interest in supporting Luther College.

Fund for Transformational Teaching and Learning

Luther seeks to significantly undergird support for teaching and learning. Committed to sound stewardship of our precious resources, we must invest in our faculty and staff so they, as our human endowment, continue to thrive. We seek to do this through the establishment of endowed funds to support:

  • Workshops on teaching and assessment (five named funds @ $100,000)
  • Pre-tenure faculty sabbaticals (three named funds @$500,000)
  • Innovation and Creativity Teaching Fellowships (two named fellowships @ $1,000,000)
  • Paideia Teaching Fellowship (four @ $250,000)
  • New faculty scholarship (five named funds @ $100,000)
  • Endowed support for staff development ($1,000,000)
  • Continued support for endowed faculty chairs and professorships ($2,500,000)

Student Faculty Fellowships

Independent collaborative research between students and mentors is a catalyst for igniting academic discovery and inquiry. Researching side by side in the field, in the broader scholarly community, or in the research laboratory is a distinctive opportunity at Luther which requires directed funding. Focused exploration, collaborative and self-directed inquiry, and application of this research to the larger world prepares our students for the expanded possibilities of graduate study and professional school. Luther seeks support for these 25 endowed fellowships by securing funding at the $100,000 level. These funds may be directed to a specific academic discipline, named in honor of a beloved faculty member, or left to the vision and discretion of the academic dean.