Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement


The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is committed to providing innovative, high quality instruction that empowers students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens who value scholarship, diversity, and the pursuit of truth. Coursework in CAHSS introduces students to a broad-based understanding of human experience, as conveyed through the arts, social sciences, literature, philosophy, history, music and theatre. Instruction provided by our faculty and staff enhances the skills of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and the appropriate use of technology.

Vision Statement


The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) provides the liberal arts foundation necessary to the education of all University of Wisconsin-Stout students. The College values the traditions of teaching, scholarship, and service, and is dedicated to providing an array of stimulating learning communities where students may grow personally, intellectually, and professionally. CAHSS is committed to the development, support, and delivery of new and established programs housed in the College. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is focused on the exploration of the human condition and its diversity, the development of responsible citizenship, and the pursuit of scholarship and lifelong learning. It is committed to leadership in pedagogical innovation to further student learning. The College holds to the principle that knowledge must serve humanity and the environment, and it is dedicated to global responsibility, justice, and ethics.