About Inside Arts & Sciences

Inside ArtSci is intended to be a guide to the business and operations functions of our school and a hub for important information and announcements. Here, you will find information regarding such topics as:

  • Budget and finance
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Tenure and promotion
  • Committees and councils

We've compiled all of our internal policies and forms in a new Forms & Policies section to make it easier to find what you are looking for. You'll also find new resources in the site such as website and communications how-tos, guides, and service requests. 

Arts & Sciences employs more than 1,000 faculty and staff, making it the university's largest group on the Danforth Campus. The office of the Dean of Faculty supports faculty and staff with long-range planning as well as day-to-day issues that arise in research, teaching, finance, administration, and recruitment. The mission of Arts & Sciences is to be a leading center for teaching, learning and research, extending the reach and effect of a liberal arts education while promoting excellence in scholarship and research. The aim of our policies and programs is to support our faculty and staff in their support of this mission, promoting a culture that values and supports differences in background and perspectives across our school. 

Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan

In Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, we have a strong foundation on which to build and extraordinary resources to engage. And over the next ten years, we will leverage those resources to build a top institution devoted to bringing people together from across the world to discover new knowledge, explore the universe, and serve the public good.

An audacious moment.

Through a comprehensive strategic planning process, Arts & Sciences will define an audacious, shared vision and plan for the school’s next decade.


Arts & Sciences shares building project updates, names architect

Arts & Sciences shares building project updates, names architect

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