Ask any ONU alumnus or student: “What is Ohio Northern University’s most valuable resource?” The answer would undoubtedly be: “The faculty!”
At ONU, professors forge meaningful relationships with their students. They inspire students to explore new paths of learning. They tutor struggling students after class. They connect students to life-changing opportunities for research, internships, travel and networking. Fostering a world-class faculty, however, takes investment.
Endowed chairs and professorships make it possible to recruit, retain and inspire top-caliber teaching talent. Endowed faculty fellows offer an incentive for younger faculty, by honoring early-career faculty members who show capacity for excellence in their scholarly work and innovation in their teaching.
Through this campaign, you are invited to recognize and thank the faculty who inspired you by endowing chairs, professorships and fellows across all five colleges.
My time in the classroom and in the lab has been heightened by the direct contact I have with my professors. All of my classes are small enough that I feel comfortable with my professor; they know me by name and we can really engage in the subject matter. My professors have a passion for their subject matter and for teaching.
–Zak Kratowicz, computer engineering, Class of 2023
Invest in Teaching Excellence
By supporting initiatives that energize our professors and develop best practices, you can help our professors bring their A-game to students every single day, and have a direct, positive impact on every ONU student. Our Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) supports the aspirations of ONU professors with funds for professional development, teaching awards and cutting edge projects and programs.
We strive to provide students with top-notch programs and centers in order for them succeed at the highest level possible. Your support will help us to challenge our most academically gifted students and provide a helping hand to those who need it.
One defining feature of the ONU experience is that students learn as much outside the classroom as they do inside. ONU students are encouraged to follow all their passions, from the arts to athletics. With your support, we can continue to produce well-rounded graduates through our rich extracurricular programming.