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. Â We are thus pleased to announce the Rice Leading Innovation through Faculty Thought (Rice LIFT) project. Â This project is designed to elicit, directly from the faculty, creative and innovative ideas for energizing Riceâ€™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 â€“ without worrying about budget issues or logistical difficulties. President Lovett, in his inaugural address, called for a university with â€śno upper limit.â€ť Rice LIFT is designed to elicit the next generation of transformative ideas that capture the spirit of Lovettâ€™s vision for Rice. These ideas will contribute to both school-level and university-level strategic plans.