Culture of Care

The Culture of Care initiatives work to sustain inclusive practices as part of the core work of the College across all areas of endeavor, including teaching, scholarship, service, governance, leadership, professional development, and administration. Its goal is to support full participation in the activities of the college by a diverse cohort of faculty, staff, and students, where diversity encompasses, but is not limited to: rank or appointment type; area of artistic or scholarly endeavor with the arts and letters; identity and individual characteristics noted in the MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy.


linton_thumb.jpgOpen Letter to College of Arts & Letters Alumni and Friends

After a tough semester that initiated a period of change in both the College of Arts & Letters and MSU, Dean Christoper P. Long updates alumni and friends on the changes being put into action.

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culture-of-trust-dean-long.jpgCultivating a Culture of Trust

Read Dean Christopher P. Long's blog post on creating a culture of trust through care, accountability, and equity during this challenging time of reflection and change at MSU.

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sonja_letter.jpgDear MSU, Remember The Survivors

Associate Dean Sonja Fritzsche writes a letter to the Arts & Letters community urging everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to shape MSU into a community of safety, openness, and care.

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CAL_linton_door_seal_hero_web1.jpgOpen Letter to the College

Following the resignation of President Simon, read the open letter from Dean Christopher P. Long on this time of transition and change at MSU and the need to build a culture of responsibility.

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openletter.jpgOpen Letter on the Executive Order on Immigration

In the wake of the executive order on immigration, Dean Christopher P. Long discusses how it impedes on the mission of both the College of Arts & Letters and MSU.

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Open Letter to the College of Arts & Letters 

An open letter from Christopher Long discusses how "the capacity of an education in the liberal arts to enrich our relationships with one another is unparalleled." 

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Critical Diversity in a Digital Age

Dean Christopher Long discusses 'Critical Diversity in a Digital Age' on his latest blog. Join the public conversation as we attempt to further flesh out the College of Arts & Letters' approach. 

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cal_website_outreach_keyboard.jpgLearning to Play in a More Inclusive Key

Read Dean Long's blog post, "Learning to Play in a More Inclusive Key," which highlights Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement programs.

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Wall at Michigan State UniversityPracticing Inclusion as a Matter of Institutional Habit 

Dean Long explains, "to cultivate the practices of inclusion as a matter of institutional habit needs an ongoing attempt to weave a commitment to justice into our encounters."

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