Events & Dates

  • States of Incarceration: Mass Story Lab: Public conversation about re-entry
    April 29, 2017 || Read More »
  • A Celebration of Scholarship: The Liberal Arts Honors Convocation
    April 29, 2017 || Read More »
  • Italian Film Festival: La Via Della Conciliazione (The Road to Reconciliation)/ …
    April 29, 2017 || Read More »
  • Celebrating the career of Professor William Schneider
    May 5, 2017 || Read More »

Liberal Arts Strategic Plan 2010-2015


Creating and exchanging knowledge that promotes understanding of the human experience.


To become a model 21st-century urban liberal arts school and a preferred location for learning and research in the humanities and social sciences.

Core Values

A liberal arts education is rooted in learning, reflection, teaching, scholarship, and service to people across cultures and over time. To promote a better understanding of a complex world, the School of Liberal Arts builds on this tradition, grounding our work in these shared values:


Five-Year Goals

Goal 1:  Create learning opportunities that inspire students to develop their intellectual abilities academically, technologically, and practically in order to enhance their personal, professional, and civic lives.

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Goal 2:  Continue and improve the quality and productivity of scholarly research and creative activity performed by Liberal Arts faculty and students.

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Goal 3:  Increase awareness, appreciation, and support of the School of Liberal Arts and of the impact and involvement, within the community, of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Goal 4:  Support students, staff and faculty through improved efficiency, communications, and working environment.

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Goal 5:  Protect and promote the financial future of the School.

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