The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of scholars bound by a shared commitment to the study of human ideas and experience, critical inquiry, creative expression, and open discourse.  As researchers, our individual inquiries result in scholarly publications that advance the body of knowledge in our particular fields.  As teachers, we instill these scholarly skills, values, and knowledge in our students.  As faculty, we lend our skills to meet the needs of the various communities in which we live.  Each term, our course offerings and the diversity of our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to fulfill the needs of our students.  Graduates of programs in the School of Education, the Department of Social Sciences, and the Department of Liberal Arts are well prepared for employment or further academic study.