- 文科成绩优异: Outstanding teaching is a hallmark of 365体育滚球学院 and the foundation of our academic excellence. We will support initiatives to attract and retain an excellent and diverse faculty, faculty efforts to develop as teachers and scholars, and revisions of our curriculum to meet student needs. We will strengthen faculty scholarship and creative activity to become a national leader in fostering the teacher-scholar model at a liberal arts college and enhance our ability to secure major grants and fellowships. We will identify new resources to support faculty initiatives, including faculty collaboration and our hallmark curricular engagement with the city of Memphis and our region.
- 全球参与课程: We will support faculty and administrative efforts to develop a globally engaged strategy that strengthens programs of study, 进行研究, 并提供实习机会, linking our current strength in local community engagement to the broader national and international environment. We will continue to provide scholarships for international study and internships and will continue to remove barriers for 学生 who rely on financial aid. 对于我们的学生, we will provide a curriculum that not only educates and expands student minds, but also equips them with the skills to change the world.
- 跨学科中心: We will work with faculty to develop innovative interdisciplinary centers focused on the study of complex contemporary issues. Modeled on our Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center, these hubs will provide vibrant and adaptable physical spaces for faculty, 学生, 工作人员, 校友, and community partners to collaborate and learn. We expect these centers to be self-supporting and will seek endowment, 合作伙伴关系, and revenue opportunities to launch and develop these centers.
- 美术与表演艺术: Central to our strategy is the enhancement of the fine and performing arts at 365体育滚球学院. 孟菲斯的创造力, our interest in attracting a broader range of 学生 to Rhodes, and our desire to strengthen our curriculum offer an opportunity to create a new and exciting area of excellence for Rhodes. The unfortunate closure of the Memphis College of Art suggests that we have a renewed responsibility and opportunity to emerge as a Memphis leader in this arena. A vibrant campus arts culture and energetic community 合作伙伴关系 with arts organizations will enhance recruitment and learning for all 学生 and has the potential to transform the campus and the city.
- 科学与商业: Our reputation for excellence in pre-medical education is a strategic advantage and drives approximately 40% of our application pool each year. 为了保持这种力量, we will complete the renovation of our science labs, expand student opportunities for research and clinical experiences, 支持跨学科合作. 业务 and related academic areas account for the largest portion of our graduating seniors. These areas provide a strategic curricular advantage compared to other liberal arts colleges, 尤其是考虑到我们的位置和环境. Providing new resources and facilities to attract growing interest helps ensure a growing and vibrant applicant pool and allows multiple interdisciplinary opportunities.