The Present and the Future

The Philosophy Department currently has around twenty faculty and forty-five graduate students, it graduates between twenty and thirty undergraduate majors each year, and each year it places a significant number of its new PhDs in tenure-track positions at universities world-wide. There are rich course offerings for undergraduate and graduate students, and a wide variety of lectures and seminars open to anyone interested. The achievements of members of the Department are a matter of record, but serious challenges remain. One of the main challenges, one faced by analytic philosophy departments everywhere, is to increase the number of women and minorities at all levels. The Department funds more than one initiative on this front, and more are planned.