Strategic Imperative 1: Create a culture that welcomes all, inspires community, develops the individual, and engages the world.
We aspire to a College of Arts and Sciences culture, based on shared values and critical reflection on our history, that embraces diverse perspectives and inspires us to think courageously to address significant questions. We seek to create opportunities for constructive interactions that reinforce community by promoting shared identity, collaboration and responsibility to achieve our shared mission. The arts and sciences culture that we envision will honor and facilitate the leadership, contributions and achievements of its students, faculty, staff and alums by promoting the well-being of the individual, while deepening and broadening our connections to the local community, the state and the world.
Identify programs and resources needed to attract and retain excellent, diverse students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars who are committed to and passionate about contributing to our shared mission, and devoted to intentionally advancing a more democratic society.
Create opportunities for constructive interactions among all members of the College of Arts and Sciences community, and particularly between units, to inspire a sense of community by promoting transparency, accountability, inclusion, collaboration and a shared identity.
Provide opportunities for each individual member of our College community to engage boldly in rich academic, research and professional work that deepens understanding of and compassion for themselves and others.
Partner with local, national and international entities to understand, innovate and engage in important global issues in order to deepen and broaden our connections to the local community, the state and the world.