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Leading the way in Academics, Research, and Public Engagement

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Vision

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 activity.

Values

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 creative activities.

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.

Mission

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.

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