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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

About the College

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Created in July 2004, CLAS is the largest of GVSU's colleges and offers more than 50 bachelors degrees (and a growing number of advanced degrees) in the natural and mathematical sciences, humanities, the fine and performing arts, and the social sciences. GVSU undergraduates in all fields build the foundation for their major studies in general education courses offered by our College.

Alumni & Emeriti

Faculty Governance  & Advisory Committees

Mission, Vision, Values

Organization

Programs

Publications

 



Mission

What is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' reason for being?

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life.

Vision

What is the desired future for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences?

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will set a standard of excellence in liberal education. We will prepare our students to be responsible citizens, productive professionals, and lifelong learners with global perspective. We will foster a diverse community of inquiry, discourse, discovery, expression and reflection.

Value Statements

What are the core values for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that guide our actions and priority-setting?

We value excellence in liberal education facilitated through active student-teacher engagement and academic achievement supported by appropriate class size and a high proportion of permanent faculty. We believe in the value of intellectual inquiry and discourse fostered by an engaged and diverse community of learners which rests upon academic freedom, integrity, collaboration, and collegiality.

Access to a quality education for a broad range of students.

Excellence in a broad range of scholarly and artistic activities supported by appropriate resources.

University and community service valued for its contribution and effectiveness.

Student development as citizens in a democratic society and as members of the global community of the 21st century.

 

Publications

CLAS Annual Reports

Teaching and Learning in CLAS 2015

Service in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2014

Scholarly & Creative Achievement of the College 2013

Quadrennial Report of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2008-2012  PDF

Teaching and Learning in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (2011)  PDF

Service in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (2010)
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Scholarly & Creative Achievement of the College (2009)
PDF

Quadrennial Report on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2004-2008
Pages: Cover through 14
     Pages: 15-Back cover (large PDFs)

CLAS Acts e-newsletter for tenure track faculty

The CLAS Teacher e-newsletter for affiliate, visiting and adjunct faculty

CLAS Weekly Mailing

Social Media

Programs

For a listing of the Departments, programs within departments, institutes and centers that make up the College, click here.

Graduate programs in CLAS

Organization of the College

Organizational Chart of the CLAS College Office with departments, centers and institutes that report to the dean. 

Bio sketches and responsibilities of those in the College Office

Strategic Plan

Faculty Governance and Advisory Committees

CLAS Faculty governance (voting, committee rosters, etc.)

CLAS Committees (descriptions)

Out of the Box workshops

CLAS Alumni Board

CLAS Staff Advisory Committee

CLAS Student Advisory Committee

CLAS Emeritus Committee

 

Alumni and Emeriti

CLAS Alumni Chapter

CLAS Alumni Board

Distinguished Alumni in Residence program

Emertitus Faculty & Staff of CLAS

Give to CLAS

 

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