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CAL's Mission and Vision


The College of Arts and Letters cultivates creativity and critical thinking in students, enabling them to communicate new forms of thought and expression that build on global traditions in arts and letters. The College is committed to cutting-edge scholarship, visionary creative artistry, innovative teaching, digital literacy, and community engagement. We educate the whole person, preparing graduates who are reflective, ethical, and collaborative.



We, the College of Arts and Letters, affirm arts and humanities as the center of intellectual life, allowing our creative and scholarly passions to inspire transformation of local and global communities.


Strategic Plan

2017 Strategic Plan

CAL Mission and Vision Task Force

Chad Luck (Task Force Chair)

Dany Doueiri
World Languages and Literatures

Allen Menton

Johanna Smith
Theatre Arts

Alysha Timmons
World Languages & Literatures