MSCA Phase 3: Big Ideas
Initiative invites faculty to come together in teams to take up the question: “What big endeavors should Notre Dame undertake?”
The University of Notre Dame seeks to be a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic character and an unsurpassed commitment to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education, aims that provide the foundation for its academic mission.
As the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, Marie Lynn Miranda is Notre Dame’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the stewardship of this mission, serving as the principal representative of the academy to both internal and external constituencies and leading strategic academic initiatives on behalf of the University. Working with the associate provosts, the vice president for research, the deans, the University librarian, and other academic leaders, she seeks to cultivate a learning community that challenges and engages students, inspires leading research and scholarship, and appreciates all intellectual inquiry as a pursuit of truth.
Since its earliest days, the University has been guided by a bold vision for scholarship and discovery.
Dedication to the undergraduate student is and always will be at the core of Notre Dame’s academic mission.
Notre Dame's Catholic identity is one of its greatest assets, thanks in no small part to the dialogue it inspires.
The University thrives as a scholarly community precisely because it embraces the individual perspectives of faculty and students.
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Richard M. Economakis
Professor of Architecture
Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture and Urbanism
“I have taught architectural design and theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The most rewarding aspect of my engagement at Notre Dame has been the interaction with so many bright and forward-thinking colleagues, and students determined to be a force for good as they enter the profession, striving to fill our towns and cities with beautiful, inventive, and dignified buildings and places.”