A Dynamic Liberal Art Curriculum

Enhance the vitality of the college’s core liberal arts mission and its commitment to the education and empowerment of women through strategic hires, curricular innovations and infrastructure improvements that

Build strength and depth in traditional areas of inquiry

Generate programs and courses in emerging fields and interdisciplinary areas 

Promote women’s success in fields and forms of inquiry in which they are traditionally underrepresented

Ensure the success of all students in an increasingly diverse student body

The college will promote innovative teaching, learning, research and performance within and across the liberal arts by:

  • Adding faculty positions in traditional, emerging and interdisciplinary areas through a systematic and inclusive process designed by the faculty, the dean of the college and the president
  • Launching or expanding three to five interdisciplinary programs, such as the new programs in human rights and in neuroscience, that build on faculty strength and interest, capitalize on institutional partnerships in Atlanta and link to other strategic goals
  • Creating a vibrant space for intellectual community and cross-disciplinary synergy in Campbell Hall
  • Transforming creative arts facilities to provide state-of-the-art spaces for teaching, exhibition and performance and to expand opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Strengthening library resources to make Agnes Scott’s collection of materials for research and teaching comparable to peer institutions
  • Supporting existing centers focused on enhancing teaching, learning and research: the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Science Center for Women, the Center for Writing and Speaking and the Resource Center for Mathematics and Science
  • Creating a Promise Scholars program to support the success of underrepresented students, including first-generation and minority students, in the sciences and mathematics
  • Making strategic investments in technology to enhance teaching and learning and to prepare graduates to live in a digital world
  • Assessing students’ skills and proficiencies in quantitative reasoning and developing curricular and co-curricular initiatives to enhance these capacities
  • Supporting and expanding the college’s dual-degree programs and cooperative arrangements with other institutions of higher learning