The University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture is dedicated to being an internationally respected, student-centered institution in alignment with the University of Idaho’s Strategic Plan, supporting faculty and students in creative engagement, providing graduates the best professional skills and leadership strengths, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Idaho and the world.
Our mission consists of five integrated parts:
1. Teaching and Learning Mission
Provide accredited degree programs with extraordinarily effective teaching in dynamic learning environments, instilling in graduates the knowledge, skills, values and passion required for success as tomorrow’s professionals and leaders.
2. Research Mission
Engage in scholarship which advances the teaching, practice and knowledge in our professions, challenges and inspires our faculty, and addresses important quality-of-life issues facing citizens of Idaho and the world.
3. Outreach Mission
Provide outreach and service programs which engage the needs of people, environments and the professions, providing our students, faculty and communities with enriching experiences while building professional and institutional partnerships.
4. Organizational Mission
Operate the College and each of the programs effectively and proactively, within the context of the needs, demands and resources of the University, the state and the constituents which we serve.
5. Faculty and Staff Mission
Nurture an inclusive environment of mutual support, self-empowerment, passionate engagement, creative inquiry, professional development and personal fulfillment for every team member.