Aspire is a three-year commitment to help MU diversify its STEM faculty and be more inclusive in their teaching, research, mentoring and advising.
The award honors five outstanding faculty members each year with a $10,000 stipend.
The award is given to professors who have made major accomplishments at MU but are still in their earlier stages within the university.
Three junior faculty members in the School of Medicine, the School of Health Professions and the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum received the award.
The award is given to top professors in the Department of Economics, in order to honor the legacy of former professor of economics Walter Johnson, who taught at MU for 33 years.
FIIT tries to teach instructors the advantages of having an inclusive classroom, and how to achieve that goal.
MU strategic communication professor Shelly Rodgers named nation’s most productive advertising scholar
Rodgers recently received the 2019 SECU Faculty Achievement Award.
The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration announced the first image taken of the black hole at the center of M86, an elliptical galaxy that lies 55 million light-years from Earth.
“One of the things I love about Mizzou is the emphasis they have on helping junior faculty be successful,” HES Faculty Scholar Kelli Canada said.
The honorees’ work covers a range of areas from plant genetics to specialized cardiology.
The Faculty Council chairman said MU will see increased agitation for labor rights if faculty concerns are not addressed.
The faculty fellows will work in three roles: faculty development, academic programs and academic personnel.
Associate professor of religious studies Rabia Gregory: “It’s important to stand with everyone on campus who keeps getting wronged by the Board of Curators and administration. All of us need to stand together. Injustice to one of us is injustice to all of
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.
Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little: “We have to understand that this is mid-Missouri. This is ‘Little Dixie.’ So the first thing we have to do is eradicate that stigma of being ‘Little Dixie.’ That’s where you start at.”
Melissa Click: “I do appreciate the seriousness of this situation. I can, however, maintain that appreciation while expecting the University of Missouri to treat me fairly… and comply with the terms of the Rules and Regulations that govern my employment."
In the absence of members of the MU community taking action, the Board of Curators felt it needed to do its own investigation, communication department Chairman Mitchell McKinney said.
Faculty in support of Concerned Student 1950 are cancelling classes Monday and Tuesday to hold a “teach in.”
The English department took the vote Tuesday.
The class was opposed by student and community Jewish groups.