The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware will
be nationally recognized for our exceptional educational experiences
and for integrating instruction, research and public engagement. As we
continue to attract and retain excellent faculty and students, we will
be a model of intellectual and cultural diversity. We will encourage and
support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and engage local,
national and global audiences through our research and creative
Our values shape our vision of the college's future. We value:
A Liberal Education. Along with in-depth study in
specific areas of interest, exposure to wide-ranging educational
experiences across many academic fields inspires student achievement and
establishes the groundwork for lifelong success.
Excellence in teaching and research. Outstanding
learning opportunities, research excellence and a pervasive commitment
to student success are our hallmarks. Teaching and scholarship are fully
integrated, as we engage students at all levels in our research and
Diversity. Diversity of backgrounds, interests,
intellectual approaches, global perspectives and identities is essential
to our culture of deep and engaged learning. To learn more about our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, click here.
Social responsibility. Public engagement with local, national and global audiences strengthens our impact and influence.
In pursuit of this vision and these values, the college developed goals during its last strategic planning process in 2011.
The College of Arts & Sciences is the intellectual and cultural
heart of the University of Delaware. We emphasize both the enduring
value of a liberal education and the importance of cultivating new and
emerging fields of knowledge and artistic expression. Members of our
college are dedicated artists, scholars, scientists and professionals,
who teach, mentor and advise while creating new knowledge. We foster
excellence in scholarship, creative work and public service, educating
students to be thoughtful, ethical and engaged leaders. We offer broad
and balanced undergraduate, graduate and professional education
programs. We engage with local, national and global communities to
understand and address their needs, and to share the insights and
results of our academic and creative work.