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400 Attend Year of Planning Winter Conference

400 Attend Year of Planning Winter Conference

Approximately 400 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and other members of the Colorado College community attended the highly successful Year of Planning Winter Conference on Friday, Jan. 18.

President Jill Tiefenthaler welcomed the participants during a campus-wide breakfast at the Reid Arena in the El Pomar Sports Center. She noted there had been broad outreach during the Year of Planning including, to date:

  • 37 different committee meetings
  • 133 outreach meetings, including some one-on-one meetings
  • 1,831 people participating in the 133 meetings
  • 892 web responses received, cataloged, and considered

Following a presentation of the goals by the committee chairs, attendees dispersed across campus to participate in one of the 24 sessions aimed at generating feedback on the presented goals as well as suggestions for initiatives.

Among the sessions were “The Story Behind the Block Plan,” “What’s New with Faculty Development and Scholarship,” “Successful Community Partnerships and Outreach,” and “The Importance of Diversity at a Residential Liberal Arts College.”