When more than 4,000 people gather in a place like Truman’s vibrant learning community for the pursuit of shared knowledge, there’s bound to be an energetic fusion of intellect and collaboration. Comprised of the University’s academic schools and departments, the Office of Academic Affairs serves as the hub for all things academic at Truman.
Because of its important role, Academic Affairs serves as an integral part of each student’s journey starting with the first day of class for new students and leading up to the Commencement ceremony on graduation day.
Through careful academic planning — including opportunities for meaningful, high-impact learning experiences that help students determine their purpose in life and give them the ability to apply what they learn in class to the real world — Academic Affairs focuses on academic programs that allow our students to use their intellectual pursuits to make a difference in the world.
The liberal arts and sciences have taught me not what to think, but how to think. I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to sit and think and talk through complex ideas with the leaders in their respective fields. This university has prepared me, not for a specific career with one skill set, but the tools to succeed in an ever increasingly diverse and complex society.