College of Liberal Arts Goals

  1. Through its departments and programs, the College of Liberal Arts will provide students with instruction giving them the content, skills, and values/ethics necessary for them to be productive, responsible, and engaged citizens using a wide variety of classroom and applied experiences.
  2. The College of Liberal Arts will create a dynamic environment of scholarly engagement in which students, faculty, and the community are impacted by research and creative activities.
  3. The College of Liberal Arts will serve the university and the community.
  4. The College of Liberal Arts will facilitate and monitor student success efforts by its departments and programs.

CLA Mission Statement

Liberal arts disciplines form the intellectual foundation of the university. Fully aware of the paramount importance of the skills taught in the liberal arts, the College seeks to inculcate students with a strong sense of responsibility and belonging to their local and global communities. Through the General Education curriculum, the College provides for the intellectual development of all students. By creating a robust scholarly environment, our major and minor programs equip students to be lifelong learners and good citizens. Supported by a caring staff, our diverse, engaged faculty members strive for excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service. Helping students thrive both inside and outside the classroom remains central to our mission.

CLA Strategic Plan