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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Goal 2: Scholarly and Creative Activity

Achieve excellence in scholarship and creative activity through a college culture that recognizes that teaching, outreach, research, and creative activities are inextricably intertwined.

More than any other college, CLASS encompasses a diverse set of disciplines. Scholarly and creative activities range from creative and professional writing to theatrical and musical performance to archival, field and laboratory research. However, schools and departments share the understanding that students benefit from engagement in all these activities. 

Objective: Maintain and develop excellence in scholarly and creative activity, which meshes with the university’s strategic goals and the public education/land-grant mission of the university


  • Create or expand competitive graduate assistantships in strategically significant graduate and professional programs.
  • Enhance compensation and start-up packages to attract and retain good, competitive faculty.
  • Focus resources, financial and other, to enhance scholarly and creative activity in programs that demonstrate or show potential for excellence.
  • Strengthen library collections and technology to expand access to information and research materials. 
  • Increase communication with the University Research Office and with other colleges, agencies and professions to expand grant activity. Build partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally. 
  • Enhance communication within the university and with state legislators and the general citizenry about the value of CLASS disciplines in shaping public awareness of political, social and economic issues. 
  • Create reduced teaching loads for research-intensive faculty while not devaluing or significantly expanding the work of teaching-centered faculty. Recognize such differences in the tenure and promotion process.

Moving Forward

Explore how our faculty and students are advancing research in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts.

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College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
112 Administration Bldg
851 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-6426

Fax: 208-885-8964


Web: College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences