The CLA Student Experience Today
CLA prepares students to develop entrepreneurial mindsets, to ask probing questions, to wonder why and what if, and to become empathetic, inventive and future-oriented leaders. Explore how we are transforming today's students into tomorrow's change makers, driven by a purpose to do the most good we can for others.
What is different for students now? Professors Amy Lee and Lee-Ann Breuch share how the First-Year Writing Program has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students and prepare them for lives of purposeful writing.
CLA's Career Readiness Initiative was designed to ensure graduates can articulate the Liberal Arts Advantage—at its heart is a set of ten core competencies, essential both to professional success and a liberal arts education.
Public life in the U.S. is fractured and even toxic, to a level where both individuals and communities can find it difficult to cross invisible but rigid political, religious, or regional lines. The Public Life Project engages students in productive discussion and dialogue across differences, no matter how they might identify themselves on the social-political landscape.
Did you know?
The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences employs a mini goldendoodle named Frankie. Students learn how therapy dogs can help create a safe and comfortable environment for speech therapy clients.
A cultural studies & comparative literature freshman seminar took a field trip to to the Spring Farm Sanctuary to encourage students to think critically about their relationship with animals and the ethics in which humans interact with them.
The Department of English collaborated with Mixed Blood Theatre to bring diverse actors to English classrooms to perform course texts.
Finding a new job or experiential learning opportunity is often determined by unwritten rules and access to social capital or networks. CLA undergraduates are now required to take a career management course, which represents a major step forward to equitably advance Career Readiness and opportunities for all undergraduate students.