Outlook

A new framework for student success

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In order to ensure that St. Cloud State graduates have the kind of practical education that will prepare them well for work and life, the University has created a new organizational framework. The new structure for its academic units supports St. Cloud State's resolve to teach students how to think as well as to train graduates to succeed in the workplace. In support of this commitment, the new structure that will be in place at the beginning of fall 2011 includes both "colleges" and "schools" as its major divisions:

  • The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering each incorporate a broad base of courses that will provide all students with a strong foundation for a lifetime of professional and personal growth.
  • The School of Education, School of Public Affairs, School of Health and Human Services and Herberger Business School, as well as the School of the Arts within the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Computing, Engineering and Environment within the College of Science & Engineering, are professionally focused and designed to have the flexibility to remain relevant and rigorous.

These changes are the result of a thorough and intentional process that began with assessing the needs of our students and of the businesses, institutions, professions and communities where they will work and live. They also are a response to the considerable changes that have taken place in the workplace and in the global environment, as well as the expectation that in their lifetimes our students will be asked to absorb and embrace innovations, inventions and technology not yet imagined. The changes and commitments related to reorganization are aimed at educating all St. Cloud State students to be creative, nimble and confident enough to evolve with the inevitable progression of change.

New Major Divisions

  • College of Liberal Arts
    • »» School of the Arts
  • College of Science & Engineering
    • »» School of Computing, Engineering & Environment
  • Herberger Business School
  • School of Public Affairs
  • School of Education
  • School of Health & Human Services

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