In a speech at the U Wednesday night, CLA Dean John Coleman described a new "road map" for the College of Liberal Arts that will be unveiled this week, emphasizing the practical side of a liberal arts education.
Should professors of history or philosophy or English literature spend more time contemplating how their classes can help students get jobs? John Coleman, the new dean of liberal arts at the University of Minnesota, thinks they should.
Jane Kirtley (journalism and mass communication) explains the importance of the First Amendment and the right it gives the American public access to information regarding executions and lethal injections.
Today is my opportunity to introduce myself—to explain the way I approach decisions, identify the values and priorities that guide my thinking, and share what I’ve learned about the challenges and opportunities we have here at CLA.
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that John Coleman is set to become the next College of Liberal Arts dean, pending Board of Regents approval. "John has a track record as a trustworthy and highly effective academic leader, one whose style is thoughtful and collaborative," Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson said in a University release. She also called Coleman "a strong and persuasive advocate for the liberal arts."