Welcome to AUAS

AU1American University of Arts and Sciences is a student-centered research institution located in Delaware, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Our students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

At AUAS passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them; and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.

American University of Arts and Sciences teaches not what to think, but how. In an atmosphere of free and open inquiry, students and professors debate, collaborate, and investigate, challenging assumptions—and one another—with field-advancing insights backed by rigorous study. This unique education transforms individuals, preparing and empowering them to make a positive impact on the world.


 

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Statement of Common Purpose
American University’s MissionThe place of American University among major universities with first-rate faculties and academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences is secured by its enduring commitment to uncompromising quality in the education of its students. But its distinctive feature, unique in higher education, is its capacity as a national and international university to turn ideas into action and action into service by emphasizing the arts and sciences, then connecting them to the issues of contemporary public affairs writ large, notably in the areas of government, communication, business, law, and international service.Recognized for its emphasis on personalized teaching and experiential education, the university provides for the direct involvement of faculty and students in the institutions and culture of the most important capital city in the world. Since its founding by an Act of Congress in 1893 as a private, independent, coeducational institution, under the auspices of The United Methodist Church, American University has been a national and international university. This is reflected in the scope of its teaching and research programs and the diversity of its faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and student body, today representing over 135 countries.The university actively encourages a commitment to public service, inclusive participation in university governance, equity and equal access, and an appreciation of diverse cultures and viewpoints. Its commitment to social justice, its ability to respond to the needs of a changing world while retaining its core values, and its capacity to turn to educational advantage the resources of the nation’s capital are hallmarks of the institution.The university distinguishes itself through a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs that stem from these primary commitments:

  • interdisciplinary inquiry transcending traditional boundaries among academic disciplines and between administrative units
  • international understanding reflected in curriculum offerings, faculty research, study abroad and internship programs, student and faculty representation, and the regular presence of world leaders on campus
  • interactive teaching providing personalized educational experiences for students, in and out of the classroom
  • research and creative endeavors consistent with its distinctive mission, generating new knowledge beneficial to society
  • practical application of knowledge through experiential learning, taking full advantage of the resources of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area

The central commitment of American University is to the development of thoughtful, responsible human beings in the context of a challenging yet supportive academic community.

To provide high-quality education and training services to supply labor market with ready industry workers able to deal with advanced technologies, and to create and continuously improve teaching and learning environment.


 

Statement of Common Purpose

AU2American University’s Mission

The place of American University among major universities with first-rate faculties and academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences is secured by its enduring commitment to uncompromising quality in the education of its students. But its distinctive feature, unique in higher education, is its capacity as a national and international university to turn ideas into action and action into service by emphasizing the arts and sciences, then connecting them to the issues of contemporary public affairs writ large, notably in the areas of government, communication, business, law, and international service. Read more

 

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Information Technology

The leader of the division is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Below the Chief Information Officer is the Associate Chief Information Officer, whose office includes:

  • Application Analysis and Development
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Enterprise Infrastructures
  • Network Operations
  • Project Management
  • Web and Emerging Technologies

Also below the Chief Information Officer is the Senior Director, Customer Services and Support, whose office includes:

  • Help Desk and Technology Support Desk
  • IT Assets Management
  • Technical Support
  • Training and Performance Importance

Also below the Chief Information Officer is the Chief Information Security Officer.

Alumni Relations

The leader of the division is the Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations. Below the Vice President is the Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations, whose office includes:

  • Alumni Communications
  • Alumni Outreach
  • Alumni Programs
  • Alumni Relations, SIS
  • Annual Giving

Also below the Vice President is the Assistant Vice President, Campaigns and Planning, whose office includes:

  • Research and Prospect Management
  • Stewardship and Donor Relations
  • Technology and Information Services

Also below the Vice President is the Assistant Vice President, Development – Schools and Colleges, whose office includes:

  • College Development (CAS, KSB, SOC, SIS, SPA)
  • Planned Giving

Also below the Vice President is the Director of Budget and Personnel.

Also below the Vice President is the Assistant Vice President, University Programs, whose office includes:

  • Athletics and Recreation Advancement
  • Library and Campus Initiatives
  • Parent and Leadership Engagement
  • Provost’s Initiatives
  • Regional Advancement