Teaching and Education

Teachers in the Movement

Curry professor Derrick Alridge sought $30,000 in funding from the Trust for his project that is collecting and digitizing close to 100 oral histories of teachers, who were active and instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement. He garnered an additional $1 million from the Spencer Foundation to expand the project.


The University anticipates that 35% of its 1,000 tenured and tenure-track faculty members will retire by 2020. With $124,000 in Trust funding, the Center for Teaching Excellence created a comprehensive multi-year program to prepare professors who are new to the University.