College of Arts and Letters

CAL Attendance Policy

Educational Leave Guidelines

Carl Harter, Madison Scholar and Distinguished Service awards guidelines

NEH Summer Stipend application

Shaeffer Award Guidelines

Summer Research & Teaching Guidelines

Tenure and Promotion Guidelines

Compelling Case for Early Tenure or Promotion

CAL Governance Structure

CAL Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Letters serves multiple vital needs of JMU students. First, it offers high-quality programs of specialized study in the social sciences, humanities, communication and the arts, and in several pre-professional and cross disciplinary areas. Second, the college provides a challenging array of courses designed to promote lifelong learning by sharpening analytical abilities; improving computational and communications skills; cultivating a facility with written expression; enhancing cultural awareness, intensifying moral and aesthetic sensitivity and fostering awareness of the contingent nature of knowledge. Linking these two missions is a college-wide commitment to free but rigorous and controlled inquiry into human nature.

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