College of Applied Studies Dean's Office

The Mission of the College of Applied Studies is to “prepare education and other professionals to benefit society and its institutions through the understanding, the facilitation, and the illumination of the learning process and the application of knowledge in their disciplines.” There are two identifying characteristics of the college—the hands-on, site-based learning that is present across each program in the college, and the strongly held belief of students and faculty in the “power of education to change the world."

In order to carry out this mission, the College of Applied Studies has developed a conceptual framework and assessment system, has appointed committees to address the various aspects of the mission, and has established policies, procedures and accountability to guide the activities of the college.