exceptional teaching and engagement
Attract and retain outstanding faculty who are committed to exceptional teaching across all disciplines.
Faculty who are passionate about teaching are the foundation of an Acadia education. From business to biology, from the performing arts to environmental sustainability, our professors are leaders who prepare our students for life.
With more than 200 degree combinations across four faculties, Acadia immerses students in an education that is purposely collaborative and transdisciplinary.
Here, academic standards are rigorous, and our approach is personalized and geared to
success. Small classes, an idyllic setting, and a tight-knit scholarly community foster inspiration in the classroom and beyond.
We know that exceptional teaching fundamentally changes the learner, altering the way students come to understand themselves and others and forever enhancing their ability to serve society.
To sustain this unique approach to post-secondary education, Acadia must retain and attract outstanding faculty committed to delivering the best undergraduate experience in Canada.
Campaign for Acadia seeks to secure major new investments in endowed faculty positions and in the resources needed for faculty to succeed as teachers, guides, and mentors. To attract and retain exceptional professors, we are focused on the following goals:
- Create new endowed professorships and chairs.
- Invest in pedagogical technology, training, and supports.
- Establish new professional development opportunities for faculty.
- Expand opportunities across disciplines for scholars-, executives-, and artists-in-residence.
- Create supports to attract post-doctoral scholars.
- Enhance opportunities for visiting scholars.
- Promote and facilitate lifelong learning.
Living her learning
Julia Koppernaes (’19): changing lives, strengthening the community
As Julia Koppernaes (’19) describes what prompted her to leave her Ottawa home and enroll in Acadia’s Kinesiology program, what’s clear is that she knows how to back up intuition with research... learn more
Jonathon Fowles: working with students to change health care in Canada
Across Canada, people living with diabetes are benefiting from the research of Jonathon Fowles and his kinesiology students... learn more