Scholarship, Teaching and Academic Programs

Covering the full range of the liberal arts and sciences, defined by their high standards and devotion to exploring the latest ideas, our academic departments engage students in the value of deep inquiry, broad understanding and learning put into action.

To strengthen the university’s reputation as an academic leader, we must invest in endowed funds that support student and faculty research, enhanced library resources, curricular development, continuing faculty education, research equipment and other activities critical to the work of every department.

Funding Opportunities
Academic Department Endowment

An endowed fund supports curriculum and faculty development, student and faculty research, enhanced library resources, conferences, and continuing education, equipment and other activities within a department.

  • Goal: $10,000,000
Educational Innovation Endowment

This endowed fund is dedicated to provides support for ongoing teaching innovation that will provide important seed money to keep Furman at the forefront of higher education.

  • Goal: $1,000,000
Faculty Development Center

The Faculty Development Center engages, supports and empowers Furman’s academic community as a collaborative hub of holistic professional growth. The endowed center will empower all faculty to identify opportunities to improve student learning, investigate and employ appropriate strategies and techniques, evaluate outcomes, and share experiences to create environments in which all students learn and thrive.

  • Goal: $5,000,000
The Potential is Extraordinary

Guided by our strengths as a university, focused on learning experiences that empower students to achieve their most inspiring ambitions, we will do more than meet our mission and advance Furman’s reputation for excellence. As we become a national model for higher education, we will, through our graduates, influence action and ideas across the 21st century.

Campaign Priorities

Clearly Furman Priorities

Building on the best of Furman, we will elevate the university’s excellence, access and impact through these five campaign priorities.