As a "Research University/Very High Research Activity (RU/VH),"
Tufts is committed to supporting a dynamic research environment on
all of its campuses and in every department. In the School of Arts and
Sciences, faculty are expected to maintain active research agendas
throughout their careers. Producing books, compositions and articles;
pursuing grants; and engaging with professional colleagues are all
central to a healthy research profile.
Faculty scholarship invigorates teaching and fosters a lively intellectual
climate on campus. Collaborative faculty-student research projects are
strongly supported through various programs and curricular initiatives.
Undergraduates are encouraged to write senior honors theses, and graduate
students work closely with faculty mentors on their own research. Tufts
sponsors annual fora that allow faculty and students to share their work
with the community.