Theme 5

Building the Financial Foundation


Act of Determination 8 -- Endowing Masters Programs

Existing and future masters programs should, if at all possible, be endowed for covering operational expenses. The four areas with the greatest likelihood of receiving endowed monies are Theatre Arts, Film and Digital Media, Geology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. If successful, this endowment will render savings to the University that can be reinvested into other areas.

Action Step:
  • By Fall 2014 the Dean’s Office, in consultation with the Board of Advocates, Directors of Development in Arts & Sciences, and University Development, will develop a fundraising initiative for these four graduate program areas. For each program, endowed savings should be reinvested into other graduate studies areas of Arts & Sciences.