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COTA Core Values

Core Values 

The College of the Arts family of faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters finds common ground in core values.

  • Focusing on student success
  • Developing the individualgifts and unique voice of each student artist
  • Honoring tradition while inspiring innovation and engaging contemporary discourse
  • Placing top artists,scholars and educators in the classroom with our students, fromfreshmen to graduates
  • Acknowledging and rewarding the dedicated and innovative teaching that is the hallmark of our faculty
  • Supporting and valuingfaculty research, scholarly, professional and creative activity
  • Fostering opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaborative experiences
  • Embracing diversity in all forms
  • Reaching out to the local community to share our devotion to the arts
  • Extending exceptional visual and performing arts experiences to the college, campus, and local communities
  • Aspiring toward sustainability in all endeavors
  • Striving for excellence across all disciplines in the arts