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Responding to the Financial Environment


Over the last two years, Smith has enacted budget reductions in response to the global economic downturn. This site presents reports and updates from the inception of the planning process in fall 2009 through the most recent implementation decisions of spring 2010, ensuring full and direct information for the Smith community.

As always, I am grateful to the faculty, staff and student members of the Committee on Mission and Priorities and the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, who have advised me on the creation and implementation of our budget reduction plan and will continue to do so in the future. With the benefit of their wisdom and resolve, we are enacting measures that not only address the immediate economic context but position Smith for long-term financial stability and competitive strength.

Carol T. Christ, President
April 2010

News & Letters to the Community

July 2, 2010: A video message about the college's financial position

May 4, 2010: A message to the community about budget planning

May 4, 2010: Clarification of benefit changes

April 25, 2010: Q & A on reducing Smith’s use of space

April 24, 2010: Summary of the faculty reduction plan

April 1, 2010: Results of benefits review

March 31, 2010: A message from the dean about restructuring of the Chapel

October 26, 2009: An update on the college budget

June 15, 2009: An update on staff reductions

May 4, 2009: Close-of-semester update: the 2009-10 budget and related matters

April 27, 2009: A message from the president about Josten Library

April 15, 2009: A message to staff about voluntary schedule reductions

Proposed Budget Reduction Plan for 2009-10 through 2011-12

The directors of the Five Colleges on library collaboration, April 8, 2009

The president's financial planning update, March 11, 2009

From the directors of the Five Colleges, March 11, 2009

Potential budget reduction strategies for discussion, January 28, 2009

The president's financial planning update, January 5, 2009

A message about Smith and the economy, October 23, 2008



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