Four themes are interwoven throughout our recommendations for
achieving that excellence: interdisciplinarity, interconnectedness, effectiveness, and identity. We
advocate that the College of Liberal Arts continue to develop its intellectual and artistic
engagement with the Twin Cities. Connections between the local and the global should become a
hallmark of the education that the college provides. Diversity must be a central part of the
intellectual project of CLA, as well as an important goal for the recruitment of faculty and
students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We recommend a substantial infusion of
resources to provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students; to increase the size of
the CLA faculty by 44 positions, and to increase the compensation of faculty and staff.
Documents (final report and executive summary) providing recommendations to improve College of Liberal Arts services by a variety of changes in undergraduate education, number of staff and research initiatives.
Kudrle, Robert; Waltner, Ann.
Transforming the University: Final Report of the Task Force on College Design: The College of Liberal Arts.
University of Minnesota.
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