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Spring 2007 Campus Events

All members of the faculty are welcome to participate in an open forum scheduled for Friday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at the College Club to discuss the draft of the NEASC self-study.

Read the NEASC draft report (login required)

On Monday, April 16, all members of the Smith community are encouraged to attend an open forum for the discussion of the strategic plan draft, "The Smith Design for Learning." This session will begin at noon at the College Club (lower level).

On Tuesday, April 24, an open forum for a discussion on the proposals for Smith Centers for Societal Leadership and Engagement will take place at noon in the Neilson Browsing Room (lunch will be available).

View the draft strategic plan and the proposals for Smith Centers for Societal Leadership and Engagement

Fall 2006 Round Tables for Staff and Faculty

In the fall of 2006, President Carol T. Christ conducted a series of round tables for faculty and staff to address the strategic directions identified by the Committee on Mission and Priorities. The conversations, led by President Christ and senior staff, were designed to explore each direction in greater detail, define the goals in pursuing it, and identify promising ideas and strategies.

Read notes from the fall 2006 round tables

Spring 2006 Campus Conversations

During the spring of 2006, President Carol T. Christ held more than a dozen small-group conversations with students, faculty and staff about positioning Smith most successfully for the future. Summaries and highlights of the various discussions, as well as other comments, are posted here.

Read notes from the spring 2006 conversations

More Feedback on the Strategic Planning Process

Read notes from the alumnae conversations

Read a Sophian editorial on curricular reform

Read a letter from Faculty Council on curricular planning

Essential Information

Questions to Consider

Organization &

Process & Timeline

Assumptions About
the Planning Process

Planning Updates


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Fall 2006 Round

Spring 2006 Campus Conversations

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