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Academic Excellence at FGCU

Academic Excellence

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FGCU is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and to generating new knowledge to share with its students and the world. Since the University opened in 1997, our faculty has generated more than $175 million in external research grants. From 2008 to 2013, FGCU increased the number of degrees it awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by 142 percent, the greatest increase among major universities in Florida’s State University System; our students are well prepared for graduate study and employment in these fields, which are projected to show strong job growth for years to come.

To sustain efforts to build relevant programs and attract and retain the best faculty and students, the University needs your financial support to help us invest in strategic priorities such as these:

  • Faculty endowments and training programs like the New Faculty Academy that enhance teaching techniques
  • Scholarly research by faculty and students that positively impacts the environment of Southwest Florida and improves the lives of its residents
  • Timely new degree programs which are responsive to the needs of Southwest Florida

Investing in academic excellence represents an opportunity to transform students’ lives and enrich the whole community – the heart of FGCU’s mission. To read more about how you can give, download the PDF at right.