Mission, Vision, Values

In CASSH, we celebrate the arts, social sciences, and humanities as central to a cutting-edge education.


The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of West Florida is committed to the educational enrichment and professional development of students. The college’s mission is to provide

  • distinctive programming that serves quality students through engaging high-impact practice in and beyond the traditional classroom,
  • distinctive faculty activity that advances the academic enterprise and enriches the campus discussion, and
  • distinctive partnerships that meet local and regional needs and contribute to the intellectual life of the community.

The college supports its faculty and staff through strategically investing its resources, highlighting efforts and successes, soliciting additional sources of funding, broadening and reinforcing its alumni network, and connecting educational effort with student outcomes to showcase UWF as an intellectual and culture center of excellence.


The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of West Florida aspires to be the first choice of students interested in a high-impact learning environment with quality faculty committed to academic excellence in teaching, in scholarly and creative activities, and in service to the broader community.


The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities shares the university’s values. As a campus community, the institution is committed to the following:

Caring Maintaining a safe and dynamic learning and working environment that fosters the development of individual potential.
Collaboration Promoting a culture of supportive and cooperative interactions and communication to advance and achieve shared expectations and goals.
Creativity  Providing opportunities to imagine, innovate, inspire, and express different approaches and solutions to existing and anticipated needs and challenges.
Entrepreneurship Encouraging a culture that identifies opportunities to initiate change.
Inclusiveness Welcoming, respecting, and celebrating the ways in which people and ideas are different and the ways in which they are similar.
Innovation Exploring, expanding, and enhancing learning and knowledge through transforming experiences.