Strategic Imperative 2: Teach to inspire intellectual dexterity, rigorous exploration and encourage students, faculty and staff to deepen their connections with others.
The College of Arts and Sciences affirms the value of a liberal arts education, which, through both deep and broad intellectual exposure and exploration, enlivens our minds and enriches our humanity. A liberal arts education cultivates our capacities for imagination, critical thinking, problem solving and skillful communication.
The College of Arts and Sciences is a learning community in which students, faculty of all ranks and staff recognize that through active engagement we can both teach and learn from one another. Our areas of interest and expertise form a complex and interdependent mosaic. The College of Arts and Sciences should provide encouragement and support to teaching faculty as they employ traditional and innovative pedagogical approaches, the goals of which are always to inspire intellectual dexterity, engage in rigorous exploration, and deepen our connections with others, so that we may meet the challenges of our changing world.