This website will keep you informed on the College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning process. It includes relevant information and documents, and links that will enable you to participate by providing your input to the committee. We will update the website as the work develops.
Seattle University College of Arts & Sciences
2018-19 Strategic Planning Committee
Thank you for your enthusiastic participation at the College of Arts & Sciences Convocation last month. We received a great deal of feedback through the heat map exercise and the individual index cards. The attached memo includes all comments offered, organized by the original themes. We will use this input and any additional input we receive this quarter to add to, reword and restructure the themes, which will then inform our conversations about vision and initiatives.
Access the feedback and presentation here, in our password protected area.
English professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, PhD, laments the downsizing of liberal arts and humanities programs and departments by college administrators bent on promoting more "job-oriented" disciplines. Read the Inside Higher Ed article.
Valerie Strauss shares a new piece on the humanities — what they are and why they are important — by Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of academic affairs; humanities; and curriculum, instruction and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Greenberg is a linguistics expert who teaches courses in Russian and whose interests include Russian and Slavic linguistics as well as syntactic theory. He has published many articles and essays on a variety of topics, including areas such as stress placement, the syntax of various non-finite constructions, case marking and language change. Read the Washington Post article
A broad swath of private colleges across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions are expected to miss their enrollment goals for the fall semester. That growing trend now includes some institutions that have rarely, if ever, had to worry about filling classes. Read Eric Kelderman’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
This paper, by Catharine B. Hill and Elizabeth Davidson Pisacreta, reviews the existing research on the economic benefits and costs of a liberal arts education to individuals and society more broadly, summarizing what we know and what we would like to know as we think about the future. Read the article, published by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping. At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. Read Sydney Johnson’s article on EdSurge.
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Learn about the planning process for Seattle University strategic planning.
We will offer opportunities to provide feedback and input during the planning process. Each time, we will provide a form for gathering that information here.
At any time during the process, please contact Maureen Emerson Feit and María Bullón-Fernández with questions and information.