Research, scholarship, and creative inquiry are the foundations of the liberal arts education that the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters offers its students and community.
Faculty strive to create a culture of critical thinking that leads to the production of knowledge and a deeper understanding of our society, culture, and world. The College has built a superlative faculty by recruiting and retaining professors from top-tier research institutions across the country and internationally. In alignment with the University Strategic Plan Goal II (“inspiring research, scholarship and creative activity”), the College aspires to nurture and support this talent in their on-going research and creative agendas.
Our College Strategic Plan identifies several specific goals for promoting cultures of inquiry and the production of knowledge through the fostering of intellectual exchange and collaborative research partnerships. Our objectives include the pursuit of
* Faculty Retention and Research Support
* Collaborative Faculty Research Initiatives
* Increased Undergraduate and Graduate Student Support
* Grant Support for Faculty and Students
* College-Level Signature Themes