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The Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence

Faculty Development, Student Research and Engaged Learning, Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies

Charles Center programs reach throughout the College to support student and faculty excellence.

Two highly visible services are the Center's role in incubating and providing administrative support for the interdisciplinary programs that combine departmental expertise to address emerging academic areas; and facilitating the departmental Honors program. Each year about 10 percent of graduating seniors pursue an Honors research project, with guidance from their home departments and support from the Charles Center.

The Center also functions as a hub of information and assistance for students seeking scholarships and grants, internships, and undergraduate research opportunities. Several student scholars programs in Arts & Sciences are administered through the Charles Center.

Initiatives that support faculty excellence include orientation for new A&S faculty members and a variety of funded opportunities to improve teaching and develop new curricula.

Major programs of the Charles Center are guided by the Committee on Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies.