CAS Strategy

CAS Strategy

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During the past six months, College of Arts and Sciences stakeholders have built a roadmap to guide the college over the next five years. Our new strategy was born out of feedback and support from the college's community—including alumni, campus leaders, faculty, staff, and undergrad and graduate students. CAS is excited to pursue this strategy, which will continue our commitment to CAS students and ensure our college is grounded and connected with our community.

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Vision and Mission

Every strategy needs a North Star or compass for direction. The College of Arts and Sciences' vision and mission will provide inspiration for students, faculty, staff, and all members of the college's community.  

Vision: The College of Arts and Sciences offers an inspired, forward-looking, inclusive liberal arts education that prepares students for a life of purpose and well-being while maximizing the opportunities afforded by a world-class research university.

Mission: The College of Arts and Sciences is Oregon’s premier liberal arts institution: an inclusive and collaborative community of critical thinkers, curious learners, and creative scholars, working together to build a better world.

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To guide our culture and decision-making, College of Arts and Sciences stakeholders selected four values to unite us over the next five years: 

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Equity
  • Transparency 

Read More About Our Values

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Strategic Priorities

The College of Arts and Sciences remains committed to providing students with a rigorous liberal arts education that is foundational to a purpose-filled life.

Through meetings with stakeholders and the CAS community, the college has developed a set of strategic priorities that will stay true to the ethos of a liberal arts education but in a 21st-century context. 

Read the Strategic Priorities

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How the Strategy Was Developed

More than 100 faculty, staff, and students attended community conversation meetings to help develop key strategic priorities that will serve as the college’s guiding star in the years ahead. 

Read How We Developed Our Strategy 

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Career Readiness

As part of our strategic priorities, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building a culture around career readiness. A liberal arts education spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as experiential learning, will prepare students for meaningful careers after graduation. 

Learn More About Career Readiness

Stay Updated on the Process

Now that the vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities have been identified, our next steps include developing an implementation plan. Stay tuned to this website as we flesh out our plan for the next five years.