As we chart the future of our great university, Rice must identify high-impact initiatives that drive greater international prominence in both our research and educational endeavors. We are thus pleased to announce the Rice Leading Innovation through Faculty Thought (Rice LIFT) project. This project is designed to elicit, directly from the faculty, creative and innovative ideas for energizing Rice’s future.
We warmly encourage faculty thought on the following question as it relates to our educational and/or research enterprises:
What big endeavors should Rice undertake?
Rice LIFT invites faculty to come together in teams in a completely open-ended way to answer this question – without worrying about budget issues or logistical difficulties. President Lovett, in his inaugural address, called for a university with “no upper limit.” Rice LIFT is designed to elicit the next generation of transformative ideas that capture the spirit of Lovett’s vision for Rice. These ideas will contribute to both school-level and university-level strategic plans.