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The School of Arts & Sciences offers a wide range of programs and resources to support our faculty, staff, students and alumni, driven by the strategic priorities.

Guiding the School

Strategic Plan 

During the fall of 2016, President Ronald A. Crutcher charged the Deans of each School at the University of Richmond to engage in a process of planning for its future. “Conceptualizing Arts & Sciences at Thirty” (Concept 30, or C30) was an opportunity for the School of Arts & Sciences to reflect upon our past, affirm our mission and shared values, and to determine our vision for a shared future. The plan focused on four areas of initiatives: curriculum, community, creativity and knowledge creation, and conscience. 

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Building a Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Arts & Sciences will develop intellectual dexterity in all its community members through a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary liberal arts curriculum that intentionally scaffolds learning, encourages curiosity, challenges preconceived ideas, and helps define a college-wide identity. 

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Developing a Community of Learners

Arts & Sciences will be a thriving community of learners made of exceptional students, staff, and faculty from all backgrounds and points of view.

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Supporting Creativity and Knowledge Creation 

Arts & Sciences will support personal and professional development and further creativity and the production of new knowledge by all of its members through the removal of barriers to free and innovative inquiry and expression.

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Making Excellence Inclusive

Arts & Sciences will sustain curricular and co-curricular structures and programs to support our intellectual production, community engagement, and ecological responsibility in ways that exemplify our shared values.

At the University of Richmond, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked to educational quality for our students. The health and vibrancy of our intellectual community depends on the rigorous and respectful exchange of different perspectives. In order to fulfill our mission to “educate students for lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world,” we must work together to make Richmond a welcoming place for people from all backgrounds, identities, viewpoints, and experiences.

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