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The Institute for the Arts and Humanities empowers faculty to achieve their full potential by creating community and cultivating leadership.

The IAH supports its mission through its Faculty Fellowship Program; by sponsoring conferences, lectures, and public conversations. The Institute trains and supports current and emerging university leaders through the Academic Leadership Program. The Institute promotes community through its Faculty Programs that build mentoring networks for faculty at all stages of their academic careers.



We aim to create a national model of faculty support in the service of students and the public good.


The Institute’s work is guided by strongly held values.

  • Community: We foster a diverse, inclusive, and affirming culture that develops UNC faculty.
  • Collaboration: We believe in teamwork, harnessing the collective power of our strengths for the betterment of the whole.
  • Inquiry: We promote understanding by engaging with hard questions and investigating avenues of change.