Welcome to the updated CAS web site! I hope you find it useful in its new form. We've added some links and made sure that those you've always needed are still available.
As I write this, students are returning and the halls of our buildings are filled with their conversation and energy. It is a great feeling and one that focuses the mind on why we're here at EMU. I have given a lot of thought to this over the past months as we've worked to complete a college strategic plan. Links to this plan and the revised college vision and mission statements are listed below. The plan was built on the input of all our constituents – faculty, students, staff and alumni. Please take a look at it.
The purpose of a strategic plan is to provide an agreed upon structure that will guide our decision making at the college, department and program levels. I've taken the next step by creating college goals for this academic year, each of which ties back to the strategic plan. There is a link to the CAS Operational Goals for 2012-2013 below. I think they outline a purposeful way forward and want to encourage you to take them in consideration as you develop your own department and program goals.
Have a great start of the new academic year!
Tom Venner, Dean