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What differentiates the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University from other liberal arts colleges at R1 universities is the extraordinary impact we make at home and around the world by combining the core strengths of a liberal arts education with a sophisticated understanding of emerging modes of scholarship, communication and creative activity in a digital age.

At the heart of this plan is an investment in people. Attracting, retaining and cultivating talent is the essential ingredient we need to move the College from a position of national prominence to one of national leadership. The priorities and strategies outlined here will chart a course that positions the College of Arts & Letters at the heart of the mission of Michigan State University to educate a new generation of citizen scholars capable of solving the world’s most challenging social, cultural and ethical problems and enriching the lives of communities at home and abroad.