We, the members of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, hereby articulate a mission and common vision that help us define our purpose and direction. We will strive to abide by and keep in mind the following operating principles and values.


Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Administration collaborates actively and strategically with university leaders to maximize organizational performance and engage world-class faculty and staff.

  • Be a committed, client-focused, service oriented organization by providing quality service by encouraging curiosity, seeking information, continuous improvement, and creating innovative solutions
  • Design and implement straightforward processes/procedures that are unobtrusive and take advantage of innovative technologies
  • Be a transparent organization in terms of sharing information with each other and clients while respecting the need for confidentiality
  • Engage and empower employees to make informed decisions
  • Inspire others to achieve their best and have the courage to do the right thing
  • Lead the college in becoming an inclusive community


To support the university’s effort in attracting, developing, retaining, and engaging a high-performing workforce by maintaining the highest standards of professional expertise and service, fostering cross-functional collaboration, building strong relationships with academic departments and programs in the College, and promoting diversity, equity, civility, and respect.


  • Service Orientation
  • Communication/Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence- Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Inclusion