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February 15, 2016: It's Time for Action, We Need Your Participation!

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty --

The Self-Study Action committee needs your help in suggesting ways we can build a stronger, more equitable, and more supportive campus environment for all persons who live, work, and study here. There are many ways to share your ideas (see below). The Committee will be collecting all ideas and recommending to the President three to four action steps for measurable change by April 30.

We want to invite you to come together to engage, listen, and learn from the perspectives of other students, staff, and faculty at round table discussions on Friday, March 18th. The goal of the Community Roundtables is to identify ideas that respond to the concerns expressed in the Survey.

We have already heard through the climate survey that you are looking for opportunities to connect outside of your work areas, dorms, majors, departments and immediate circles. We hope you will consider signing up to be part of a roundtable discussion to help brainstorm action items and to meet some new people on campus.

Sign up for the Roundtables here:

Here is our online idea box:

Physical idea boxes have placed at the following locations:

1. Science Center Coffee Bar

2. Kohlberg Coffee Bar

3. Sharples Dining Hall

4. 101 South Chester Road

5. Matchbox

6. Shane Lounge

7. Mephistos Lounge in Willets

8. 502 Fieldhouse Lane

9. Parrish Lower Level


With appreciation from the Climate Action Team,

Diane Anderson (chair), associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor, Educational Studies Department

Katie Clark, coordinator, Center for Innovation and Leadership

Leonie Cohen, '16

Betsy Durning, administrative assistant, Dean's Office

Zenobia Hargust, director, Equal Opportunity and Engagement

Kenny Jones, environmental services

Keton Kakkar, '19

Meghan Kelly '18

Mohammed Lotif, assistant director, Intercultural Center

Sheila Magee '81, gardener

Jen Moore, administrative assistant, History Department

Gina Patnaik, assistant professor, English Literature

Ben Roebuck, '17

Peggy Seiden, college librarian

Robin Huntington Shores, director of institutional research and assessment

Elizabeth Vallen, professor, Biology

Robert Weinberg, professor, History

Kaaren Williamsen, Title IX coordinator