Campus-Wide Research Initiatives
Research is transformative. It seeks to question the way, and the why, behind how the world around us works. The innate desire to explore and find answers to meaningful questions is at the heart of faculty and student research. We encourage our faculty and students to explore their curiosity and deepen their knowledge in all academic fields.
Undergraduate student research is an integral piece of the curriculum at Elizabethtown. By partnering with trusted and talented faculty, our students work in a collaborative process that helps them discover and better understand the world around them. Not only does this original research build their academic field of study, but it also boosts their interest in graduate school and strengthens core competencies such as writing and critical thinking.
Student research is one of our core signature learning experiences, and one that our alumni frequently cite as being a distinctive factor when applying to jobs and graduate schools. Nearly 40% of our students engage in student-faculty research while in their undergraduate study at Etown.
Groundbreaking research doesn’t come without expenses. By establishing a permanent summer research program for faculty and students, we ensure that our faculty have the resources available to complete new and exciting research that contributes both to the College and to their specific academic field of study. Research is a core of our academic program, and it needs support for students and faculty engagement.
Financing independent faculty research initiatives incentivizes our capable faculty to stay in the Etown College community. By prioritizing not only student-driven research, but also faculty research undertakings, we express our commitment to continue investing in our talented team of academics.
There is opportunity for faculty growth and advancement at Etown. We not only want to provide for our current team of faculty, but open up opportunities to attract additional talent to the College. Dedicated funding for teaching and research professorships allows us to continue our commitment to faculty growth and development, while ensuring that the growing needs of our students are also met.
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