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Science, language, fine arts, politics, and music. The
College of Arts & Science offers these and more to Fort Hays State
University students. Regardless of where your passion lies, the College of Arts
& Sciences will have something you can enjoy and excel in.
Higher education is a controlled and concentrated
preparation for life, and a liberal arts education is a preparation for living
that life to the fullest. The College of Arts & Sciences strives to develop
skills and abilities to work with others and develop the students for a
successful life after college.
The College of Arts & Sciences values, appreciates, and
enjoys the wonder of human culture and the natural world. Through its
forward-thinking curriculum and hard-working faculty, the College of Arts &
Sciences can prepare you for whatever career you choose.
The Mission of the College of Arts and Sciences
at Fort Hays State University is to prepare the responsible student
for citizenship, personal growth and the 21st century workplace by
striving to provide value-centered liberal arts education anytime,
anyplace at an affordable cost.
FHSU College of Arts and Sciences: From Ivory Tower
to Educational Bridge: Some Key Elements of an Interactive
the American system of public and private higher education is admired
throughout the world, it is equally apparent that this notable record
of achievement is not immune from challenge, controversy and change.
Report after report has described and chronicled a troubling set of
circumstances where high school and college graduates are unprepared
for work, or the challenges of life itself. Along with these human
resource concerns, society is being swept into the 21st century on
wave after wave of technological change and transformation.
The call for institutions of higher education to help meet these dynamic
changes and challenges and to develop unique and innovative prescriptions
and learning experiences for a chaotic world have become more persistent.
Accompanying these pleas has been a new emphasis on the value of
a liberal arts education and the potential of lifelong learning.
The vision of an interactive learning college, therefore, is
a logical response to the need of greater interdisciplinary collaboration
within the university while simultaneously linking these resources
to the world beyond to help meet the demands of the Information Age
learner for a networked, distance-free educational environment. Furthermore,
the arrangements and initiatives embodied in this vision recognize
the needs of an increasingly diverse student clientele.
1) A learning college is led by a learning community which uses a participatory,
informed decision making approach based on:
2) An interactive learning college reaches out
and builds "bridges" to campus communities and the world beyond through:
3) An interactive learning college ensures the
quality of the learning experience by emphasizing:
4) An interactive learning college enhances the
potential of the learning experience through use of: