Our Vision

The College of Arts and Sciences will be a recognized leader, on campus and beyond; in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and outreach and engagement.


To realize this vision, we will develop, sustain, and champion five themes.

Excellent Faculty and Academic Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. Outstanding and well-supported faculty and academic programs are essential to achieve top-tier education and research throughout the university.

Access, Affordability and Student Success

We must be leaders in providing a top-tier education that is affordable and accessible.

Diversity and Values

The arts and sciences have a long legacy of embracing inclusion, diversity, community and openness; we will continue to advance these values.

Leadership and Advocacy

We must be leaders in advocating and articulating the enduring value of education in the arts and sciences, on campus and beyond.

Operating Efficiency and Entrepreneurial Growth

We are dedicated both to achieving greater efficiency and to growing revenue, with a commitment to direct as many resources as possible toward our academic mission.

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