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  1. February 2009 College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

  2. The Present

  3. Who are we? • 134 tenure track faculty • 90 non-tenure track instructors • 150 part-time lecturers • 4000+ students • 20+ staff

  4. What do we do? • Transmit Knowledge (Teaching) • 22 undergraduate degree programs • 30 minor programs • 8 pre-professional programs • 8 graduate degree programs • Create New Knowledge (Research) • Apply Knowledge (Research/Service)

  5. Anthropology B.A. Biology B.A., B.S., MSc. Chemistry B.A., B.S., MSc. Communication B.A., M.A. Economics B.A. English B.A. Geography and Environmental Studies B.A., M.A. History B.A., M.A. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Degrees • Languages and Cultures • Spanish B.A. • Mathematics B.A., B.S., M.S. • Philosophy B.A. • Physics and Energy Science B.S., MSc. • Political Science B.A. • Psychology B.A., M.A., Ph.D. • Sociology B.A., M.A. • Visual and Performing Arts B.A. • Women’s and Ethnic Studies B.A.

  6. Some numbers… • Philosophy – 53 undergrad majors • Biology – 533 undergrad majors + 13 grad students • On average: • 924 student credit hours / Tenure-track faculty • 32 majors / TT faculty

  7. LAS Student Credit Hours

  8. Extended Studies

  9. Research • Over $7 million in grant awards currently • Leading departments: Physics, Psychology

  10. Research and Community Outreach • Centers • Center for Economic Education • Colorado Center for Policy Studies • CU Aging Center • Center for Magnetism • Center for Legal Studies • Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion • And more …

  11. Community Outreach • THEATREWORKS • Professional theatre for the Pikes Peak Region • Wit (runs through Feb. 15) • Student Theatre performances • Musical performances • Gallery of Contemporary Art • On campus through this summer • AWOL for the following year (Art Without Limits!)

  12. The Financials – General Fund • Total Expenditures $15,000,000 • Personnel $13,700,000 • Operating $ 500,000 • Restricted (fees, F&A) $ 400,000 • Unbudgeted expenses $ 400,000 • Faculty recruitment, construction, computers

  13. The Future

  14. Strengths of Liberal Arts education: • Critical thinking • in majors and general education • Communication and reasoned discourse • Written and oral communication requirements • Breadth of knowledge • general education • Understanding of Diversity • ability to work with diverse opinions and approaches

  15. LAS graduates: • Educated for rapidly changing social and work environments • Prepared to participate as citizens in a democracy • Prepared to contribute as employees in Colorado

  16. Building Plans • Science and Engineering Complex • Biology, Physics, Bioenergetics • Moving in this summer • Science Building • Renovation – Fall 2009 – Summer 2010 • Chemistry, Anthropology, GES labs • Heller Center • Historical Assessment and Master Plan • Renovation of main house and guest house • Future Classroom – Office Building With College of Education • Future Visual and Performing Arts Center

  17. Future developments …(even in times of budget cuts) • Strengthen our existing programs • Develop new opportunities for students: • B.A./B.S. degrees in BioChemistry • Ph.D. in Applied Sciences • Student Exchange opportunities – national and international • More interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty and students