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Self-Study Action Committee 2017-18

In response to the information gathered through this survey, a Self-Study Action Committee was formed in January 2016. This group was tasked with encouraging community members to submit ideas based on the study's findings and recommending action items to President Valerie Smith.

Membership 2017/18

  • Shá Duncan Smith, Co-Chair, associate dean diversity, inclusion & community development
  • Amy Graves, Co-Chair, Professor of Physics
  • Pamela Borkowski-Valentin, assistant director for Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Assessment
  • Zenobia Hargust, director, Equal Opportunity and Engagement
  • Betsy Durning, administrative assistant, Dean's Office
  • (Linda) Yingqi Lin,'20
  • Gina Patnaik, assistant professor, English Literature
  • Yousaf Razvi, '18
  • Peggy Seiden, college librarian
  • Dominic Tierney, Associate Professor of Political Science
The Committee meets monthly through the academic year and are charged with:
  • Establishing processes to soliciting ideas and solutions from the widest constituencies of our community.

  • Analyzing submissions of ideas and solutions.

  • Proposing 3-4 Actions that President Smith might authorize within a year of the report. 

Community Engagement Strategies

Community-wide conversations provided opportunities to discuss what we had learned and what our next steps should be to reinforce what is going well and to address areas where we might do better, for the benefit of all members of the community. This feedback will be collected through the following mechanisms:

Community Conversations 

Friday, November 3, 2017 from 11-12:30 pm; Scheuer Room

Friday December 1, 2017 from 11-12:30 pm;Scheuer Room

Friday, February 2, 2018 from 11-12:30 pm; Upper Tarble

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11-12:30 pm ; Upper Tarble

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11-12:30; Scheuer Room

Idea Boxes

Anonymous "Idea Boxes" have been installed in 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. Parrish Lower Level