The School of Arts & Humanities
The School of Arts and Humanities is a community of faculty, staff and students, who engage in life-changing experiences that challenge the mind, touch the soul and lift the spirit. The academic programs housed in the School of Arts and Humanities actively seek to provide our students with the latest technologies and the most up to date creative and intellectual experiences. The six departments that make up the School of Arts and Humanities represent far more than a means of obtaining a degree; they represent an opportunity for a complete learning experience on an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual level. Guided by an outstanding faculty, students gain knowledge, values, and skills that encourage personal growth and prepare them for graduate studies, careers, and community services. The School of Arts and Humanities also provides service and support courses for the fulfillment of the English, Reading, Religion and Philosophy, and Speech requirements of the General Education Program.
The School of Arts and Humanities Mission
The mission of the School of Arts and Humanities is to promote the realization of the overall mission of Bethune-Cookman University and to prepare students for a globally-focused, ever-changing diverse environment by providing scholarly, creative and professionally planned programs and activities through the exchange of language, religious and philosophical discussions, visual arts, musical performances, mass and speech communications, the humanities and literature, which forms a foundation of scholarship that seeks, creates, and explores connections across conventional academic disciplines while inculcating true Christian values that are based on faith, scholarship and service.
The School of Arts and Humanities Vision
The vision of the School of Arts and Humanities is the achievement of academic and professional excellence in its undergraduate programs. All degree-granting programs are grounded in liberal arts and designed to develop leadership skills, with special focus on scholarship, service, global understanding and multicultural communication. Internship and service learning programs provide strong bridges between learning and application of knowledge, values and skills.
Goal 1. Ensure Student Satisfaction and Student Success through Programs and Support Services.
Priority: The School of Arts and Humanities will continue to foster student achievementthrough excellence in curriculum, teaching, learning and services that meet multiple needs. Student-centered programs and support services will identify student goals and individual needs, and will facilitate student retention, completion and goal achievement.
Goal 2. Ensure Broad-Based Education.
Priority: The School of Arts and Humanities is committed to developing life-long learners who are competent problem-solvers, critical thinkers, effective communicators, ethical citizens and technologically literate contributors to the global community. Students will achieve a broad-based perspective through liberal learning.
Goal 3. Expand the School’s Commitment to Professional Development.
Priority: The School of Arts and Humanities will continue to create an intellectual stimulating, innovative and exciting environment that encourages its entire faculty and staff to grow professionally and personally, to seek out and implement best practices and to contribute to the school’s nurturing and student-centered environment.
Goal 4: Maximize Resource Distribution.
Priority: The School of Arts and Humanities will enhance our ability to change lives by focusing resources more efficiently and effectively, implementing a more data-driven planning and budgeting process that supports a student-centered focus while incorporating increased accountability into evaluation processes.
Goal 5: Model Community Leadership.
Priority: The School of Arts and Humanities will build stronger community ties and model community leadership by serving as a resource and convener for enlightened discourse on vital community issues regarding environmental stewardship, social justice, non-partisan politics and culture.