Skip to body

College of Arts and Humanities

Mission, Vision and Goals


The College of Arts and Humanities advances knowledge, promotes intellectual inquiry, and cultivates creative endeavor among students and faculty through teaching informed by scholarship, creative activity, and public and professional involvement. We are committed to helping students develop intellectual and practical skills for responsible citizenship and the challenges of contemporary life in a global society. The college offers disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the highest quality, acts as a steward of the foundational disciplines upon which all inquiry is based, and serves as a cultural center for arts and humanities for the university and the region.


The College of Arts and Humanities will be recognized as a distinguished learning community known regionally for scholarly and creative excellence, innovative and rigorous foundational liberal arts education, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are outstanding and unique in the state.


Strategic Goals

  • Create and maintain high quality academic programs
  • Enhance support for faculty research and creative activity
  • Improve visibility of the college
  • Increase CAH share of resources and match resources to growth
  • Build a more diverse college community
  • Promote interdepartmental programming and collaboration
  • Develop a climate of fundraising

Student Learning Goals

  • Ensure that students develop disciplinary specific competencies for success in their field
  • Improve students' knowledge of human cultures and diversity for success in a global society
  • Facilitate disciplinary and interdisciplinary integrative learning for creative inquiry
  • Develop students' intellectual and practical skills for lifelong learning
  • Enhance students' civic knowledge and engagement locally and globally for responsible citizenship

Our student learning goals are patterned after the Essential Learning Outcomes in the recommendations and findings of College Learning for the New Global Century: A Report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America's Promise (LEAP), Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2007. We support the LEAP authors' efforts to promote the cause of liberal learning throughout the university curriculum. For a copy of the report click here

College Strategic Plan