Since December 2008, Swarthmore College has engaged in an extensive, productive consultative process with members of our community about the state of Swarthmore's finances. The Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group was formed in March 2009 and has been charged with developing and recommending budgetary plans to respond to the current economic crisis.
In addition to meetings held by the Ad Hoc group, there have been numerous faculty and staff discussions across academic and administrative departments since last December. All-Staff meetings, Let's Talk meetings, faculty meetings, and student fireside chats have also taken place and will continue for the duration of this semester.
As the Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group works to reach a set of conclusions to present to the Board at its December 2009 meeting, your ongoing participation and suggestions are most welcome. The following schedule of upcoming meetings indicates those places where the college's economic situation will be discussed. Meetings that are open to our community will appear on the Campus Calendar and we urge you to attend them. You can also, at any time, continue to share suggestions with members of the Ad Hoc group.
Please note that additional meetings will be added to the schedule. So please bookmark this page and check it frequently.
Thank you for your ongoing contributions as we work together to resolve our budget issues during this most challenging financial time.
Schedule of Meetings
|September 30, 2009||Student Fireside Chat|
|October 1, 2009||Leadership Forum: Report on Board Meeting for Staff Supervisors|
|October 2, 200||Faculty Staff Benefits Committee |
|October 8, 2009||Faculty Meeting|
|October 9, 2009||Faculty Staff Benefits Committee|
|October 16, 2009||Faculty Staff Benefits Committee|
|Week of October 19, 2009||Student Committee for Financial Planning|
|Week of Oct. 19, 2009||Meeting of the Student Committee for Financial Planning|
|October 21, 2009||Faculty / Staff Benefits Community Discussion (morning) |
Faculty / Staff Benefits Community Discussion (afternoon)
Staff Advisory Council
|October 22, 2009||Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group|
|October 23, 2009||Faculty / Staff Benefits Committee|
|October 27, 2009||Faculty / Staff Benefits Community Discussion|
|October 28, 2009||Faculty / Staff Benefits Community Discussion|
|October 30, 2009||Faculty / Staff Benefits Committee|
|November 5, 2009||Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group |
|November 13, 2009||All-Staff Meeting |
Faculty / Staff Benefits Committee
|November 14, 2009||Student Financial Advisory Panel Meeting, open to students|
|November 18, 2009||Staff Advisory Council |
Student Townhall Discussion
|November 20, 2009||Faculty Meeting|
|November 23, 2009||Let's Talk Open Session|
|December 1, 2009||Let's Talk Open Session|
|December 3, 2009||Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group|
|December 5, 2009||Board of Managers|