Faculty Development

Supporting our educators

The Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment

The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust has helped endow the Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment at Transylvania University. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive network of support for faculty and student research in the liberal arts environment. The four components of the program are aimed at fostering excellence in classroom teaching and learning through the development and renewal of knowledge and skills.

The four components are:

  • The Kenan Faculty Research Grants
  • The Kenan Student Summer Research Program
  • The Kenan Sabbatical Support Fund
  • The Kenan Distinguished Visiting Professorship

The Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching

Transylvania’s Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching helps attract, inspire, and reward faculty members in their efforts to make the classroom an imaginative place of learning and discovery.

The program, which was endowed in 1987 by a gift from Mary and Barry Bingham Sr., funds major teaching awards annually, as well as one-time start-up grants for young teachers who show exceptional promise. Additionally, stipends for summer faculty study and enrichment are provided through an ancillary program, the David and Betty Jones Fund for Faculty Development, which the Bingham Board of Trust oversees.

Together, these programs have proven to be invaluable for promoting a superior level of teaching and learning in a liberal arts environment.

For additional information on the Bingham Program, contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University.

Monroe Moosnick Professorships in the Natural Sciences

The Monroe Moosnick Professorships provide annual salary supplements to two professors in the natural sciences who best emulate the commitment to teaching, lifelong learning, and service to students modeled by the long-time Transylvania professor for whom the award is named.

In honor of Monroe Moosnick’s commitment to the scientific fields that nurture medical studies, the four-year professorships go to faculty members in chemistry, biology or physics.