Connecticut College: Putting the Liberal Arts into Action
October 12, 2018 | Connecticut College | New London, CT
If excellence can be defined as a continual striving for greater achievement and impact, then Connecticut College has been committed to excellence for the whole of its hundred-year history. That commitment was certainly evident at the founding of Connecticut College for Women in 1911, with its progressive vision of educating graduates to step confidently into the world to make a difference. It is just as clear today in our mission of educating students “to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society.”
In this one-day symposium, we will explore the history, culture, curriculum, strategic, and campus plans that define and distinguish Connecticut College.
Learning Outcomes (All Attendees)
Explore the college’s core principles and how they affect planning, curriculum, student life, and resources.
Review a comprehensive planning process, from strategic planning through curriculum changes to facilities master planning.
Explore the development of a new curriculum and its impact on the student experience.
Learn about Connecticut College’s distinctive approach to shared governance and its commitment to community service and global involvement.
Learning Outcomes (Physical Planners)
Explain how the college's core principles affect campus activities and planning, including planning for the built environment and building programming.
Summarize how components of a comprehensive institutional planning process, like strategic planning and curriculum changes, inform planning for the built environment.
Describe changes in how education is pursued and delivered, along with impacts on the student experience, so you can surmise the impact these changes could have on the built environment.
Describe ways to structure student involvement in planning, including planning related to sustainability and environmental initiatives.