INITIATIVES

Tier One Support for UH Undergraduate and Graduate Students - Undergraduate Fellowships and Stipends:

Student success requires robust undergraduate support in the form of scholarship aid, stipends, travel and study abroad. The Phronesis Junior Fellows program provides a model of this kind of support, advancing our students’ education and preparing them to succeed in a competitive world.

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows for Teaching and Research

Top-ranked schools also provide competitive doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Hobby Center would be available for students within UH or from outside UH. Fellows would be expected to teach one undergraduate course or to mentor undergraduates on a research project.

Curriculum Development

The Civitas project is building an interdisciplinary curriculum that brings together the liberal arts and social sciences to address the different dimensions of civic life: moral, political, and cultural. Together with the resources of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Phronesisprogram in The Honors College is a seedbed for such development.

Faculty Appointments & Professorships

The University of Houston must keep and attract topflight faculty. The Civitas project is laying the foundation for cross appointments in the liberal arts and social sciences and support for faculty dedicated to the teaching and research needs of a rigorous undergraduate and graduate education. Funding supports teaching development, travel, and scholarly research.

Infrastructure and Community Service

Building on the BB&T gift, this initiative will build administrative and staff support. It will also engage the university and larger Houston community in various forums. Lectures, colloquia, and workshops will draw on the strengths of liberal arts and social sciences and bring the university and Houstonians together in deliberation on issues central to our time.

Visiting Scholars

The city and the University of Houston are enriched by bringing outside scholars in the liberal arts and social sciences to visit the university for different periods of time, to present their research, collaborate with UH scholars, and work with our graduate and undergraduate students.