Vision and Mission
Arts and humanities form the bedrock of a liberal arts education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The College of Arts and Humanities strives to empower students to become engaged leaders who both exemplify and promote culturally-responsible global participation.
To teach our students the knowledge and skills to flourish in a multi-cultural world.
To nourish student creativity and imagination through an innovative arts and humanities education.
To inspire our students to respect and seek knowledge throughout their lives, and to apply what they learn to improve the human condition.
To empower our students and faculty to confront and solve challenges in a pluralistic century.
To study, produce and present academic research, creative scholarship, and works of art that illuminate and expand the human experience.
To contribute to the improvement of our State by producing responsible members of society through a solid arts and humanities education, and to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of Hawaii’s communities by extending the arts and humanities beyond the academy.
To advocate the centrality of arts and humanities as the foundation of a liberal arts education.
To cultivate the College of Arts and Humanities as a global center for study of Asia and the Pacific.
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