LAS Strategic Plan 2021-2025

A Message from Interim Dean Robinson

Dean Gene RobinsonWhen we began work on this strategic plan in May 2019, we could not have imagined what would transpire in the ensuing months: pandemic, economic disaster, a reckoning of race and social justice in America, a highly unconventional election, and a hybrid teaching model on our campus.

Our college, like the rest of campus, has been focused on making the constant adjustments needed to carry on our work while ensuring the safety of our community. In fact, our great faculty, staff, and students were at, and continue to be at, the forefront of many of these efforts.


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College strategic goals

The following goals will structure our long-term activities and guide daily decision-making to meet the mission and vision of a 21st century liberal arts and sciences college.

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Excel in Research and Creative Activity
We will foster our core strengths in creative activities and research across the college through strategic investments that enhance excellence.
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Re-Design the Student Experience for Today's World
We aspire to provide all students with world class experiences through stellar advising, enhanced curricular creativity, and transformative learning experiences.
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Foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We commit to promote the access and inclusion of underrepresented faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students in research, creative and instructional activity, and education.
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Support the People of the College, and Strengthen Its Resource Base, Visibility, and Impact
We affirm that people are the core of our college and will support faculty and staff as well as maintain, build, and use college resources in a transparent and meaningful way.