The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) at University of Texas at Arlington is an emerging leader in areas of vital importance and the model of a 21st century urban research university, as outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions | Global Impact. Since January 2015, CoLA faculty have embarked upon ambitious projects that pair them with investigators from other disciplines as part of a new Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative. Eleven teams will share $100,000 in the inaugural round of awards and the initiative will make research globally available for scholars to analyze and extract information for their own investigations.
As the College of Liberal Arts eyes the future, its faculty experts are already connecting the dots, and in the process, helping UTA to become a more comprehensive university. These types of digital strategies can bridge the chasm between the on-campus classroom and the online world. At the College of Liberal Arts, we want to make an excellent liberal arts education accessible for all.