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Strategic Goals

Faculty Excellence

  • Build and nurture a diverse faculty that will demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative pursuits, and community engagement.

Student Academic Experience

  • Provide innovative, inspiring, and effective instruction to undergraduate students to prepare them for citizenship, future success, and fulfillment in a competitive world.
  • Maximize beyond the classroom learning opportunities to broaden and enhance post-graduation opportunities for undergraduates.
  • Recruit high caliber graduate students of all backgrounds and provide high quality educational and state of the art research experiences to prepare them for citizenship, future success, and fulfillment in a competitive world.

Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Promote diversity throughout all disciplines and in all of our teaching, research and service endeavors.
  • Foster an environment that values and is strengthened by the many different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that faculty, students and staff bring to our learning community.


Interdisciplinary Research and Instruction

  • Expand opportunities for interdisciplinary research and instruction that integrate a range of critical approaches, tools, and resources into new models of inquiry and comprehensive understanding.

Community Engagement

  • Engage prospective students, parents, alumni and the community at large to improve recognition of CAS impact at the university, local, national and international level.
  • Communicate the value of a liberal arts education and promote numerous career options for liberal arts and sciences majors.


Instructional and Research Space

  • Identify and seek opportunities to invest in facilities necessary to support the changing needs and demands of CAS faculty, staff and students.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.