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At the heart of Wake Forest is the teacher scholar ideal.

At the core of Wake Forest University lies our unwavering dedication to the teacher-scholar ideal. This distinctive model propels students beyond traditional classroom boundaries, immersing them in authentic environments—be it groundbreaking scientific research or riveting artistic performances. The Office of the Provost stands as a pillar of support in this educational pursuit, ensuring faculty have access to the vital resources required to guide students on this transformative journey.


Provost Michele Gillespie delivers her 2024 University Address at the invitation of the Faculty Senate.


University News

Happening this Saturday! The purpose of the Wakeville Arts Festival is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity on campus, while providing a platform for student artists to showcase their ideas and workshop new ideas. 🎨🎊 We would love to see you there!!

Happening this Saturday! The purpose of the Wakeville Arts Festival is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity on campus, while providing a platform for student artists to showcase their ideas and workshop new ideas. 🎨🎊 We would love to see you there!!

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Happy National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week! At @wfuniversity, our graduate and professional students play a vital role in shaping the intellectual landscape of our university. Their pursuit of knowledge, innovative research, and creative endeavors push the boundaries of what we know and challenge us to think differently. Their work not only advances their respective fields but also enriches the educational experience of our entire community. Here’s to our graduate and professional students—your dedication inspires us all. 💫

Happy National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week! At @wfuniversity, our graduate and professional students play a vital role in shaping the intellectual landscape of our university. Their pursuit of knowledge, innovative research, and creative endeavors push the boundaries of what we know and challenge us to think differently. Their work not only advances their respective fields but also enriches the educational experience of our entire community. Here’s to our graduate and professional students—your dedication inspires us all. 💫

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Dr. Ed Wilson was a humanist to his very core and has always embodied the very best about Wake Forest. Rest in peace, Mr. Wake Forest. You will be with us always.

Dr. Ed Wilson was a humanist to his very core and has always embodied the very best about Wake Forest. Rest in peace, Mr. Wake Forest. You will be with us always.

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The Program for Leadership and Character has four opportunities open for financial support, available to WFU faculty and staff each spring. These grants are funded by gifts from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Kern Family Foundation, and the deadline to apply (except for co-sponsorships) is April 8.

1. Leadership and Character Course Development and Redesign Grants (annual, open to all WFU faculty)
2. Departmental Grants (annual, open to all WFU faculty and staff)
3. Travel for Interdisciplinary and Community-Engaged Learning (TICEL) Grants (biannual, open to professional and graduate school faculty)
4. Co-sponsorships (rolling application, open to all WFU faculty and staff) 

See Leadership and Character’s website for more information about each grant’s requirements, deadlines, and application forms.

The Program for Leadership and Character has four opportunities open for financial support, available to WFU faculty and staff each spring. These grants are funded by gifts from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Kern Family Foundation, and the deadline to apply (except for co-sponsorships) is April 8.

1. Leadership and Character Course Development and Redesign Grants (annual, open to all WFU faculty)
2. Departmental Grants (annual, open to all WFU faculty and staff)
3. Travel for Interdisciplinary and Community-Engaged Learning (TICEL) Grants (biannual, open to professional and graduate school faculty)
4. Co-sponsorships (rolling application, open to all WFU faculty and staff)

See Leadership and Character’s website for more information about each grant’s requirements, deadlines, and application forms.

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In an inspiring example of experiential learning, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the @wfuniversity @lammuseum Director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle and Dr. Ferdinand Saumarez Smith from @factum_foundation is giving students an opportunity to delve into complex issues of preservation, repatriation and cultural heritage. Visit our link in bio and Stories of Academic Excellence to read all about it.

In an inspiring example of experiential learning, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the @wfuniversity @lammuseum Director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle and Dr. Ferdinand Saumarez Smith from @factum_foundation is giving students an opportunity to delve into complex issues of preservation, repatriation and cultural heritage. Visit our link in bio and Stories of Academic Excellence to read all about it.

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