Mission, Vision, Values
The College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to meet high standards of academic excellence, develop their creativity, and increase their civic engagement. Faculty actively involve students with discipline--specific concepts, theories, frameworks, and methods as they engage in a full range of scholarly activities and professional service. From a curriculum that emphasizes values and ethics, students develop assessable skills in critical thinking, communication, and project management that provide essential tools for dealing effectively with life in a world of accelerating change and growing diversity.
The College of Arts and Sciences aspires to be nationally recognized for its exemplary and innovative educational experiences across the humanities, the sciences, and the arts. We strive to develop and maintain a range of effective programs responsive to the needs of the region. We pioneer advising, teaching, learning, and mentoring strategies that emphasize collaboration to optimize student development in all educational contexts. All members of the college--faculty, staff, and students--serve together to enhance quality of life on campus and in the community.
The College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff place value and importance in preparing students who can improve their communities through rational thinking and problem solving.
The College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff place value and importance in preparing students who demonstrate the characteristics of honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior in their professions and lives; and The College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff place value and importance in preparing students who demonstrate compassion for their fellow man.