Academic Affairs supports the mission of the University by providing services to faculty and students, as well as supporting the development of the General Education Curriculum. The Dean of the College oversees the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes resources for students and faculty, such as curriculum development, student learning assessment, and issues of academic standing.
Drury is a liberal arts institution now and it always will be. Yet, it has always enacted its own vision of the liberal arts. For example, in 1960 we added a school of business, something that was not considered a part of a traditional liberal arts profile. Similarly, we added a school of architecture in the 1980s. We believe that our identity as a liberal arts institution with professional programs is not only uncommon in higher education but also a point of distinction and strength. Unlike some institutions, we require all our students to complete a liberal education drawn from across the university, which strengthens and enriches their major areas of study, and adds value to their education. In addition, we offer graduate programs, and built an evening school of continuing and professional studies that today is nearly twice as large as our day school. In each case, we sought to bring the excellence of a liberal education to new audiences. (Read more...)