2010-11 Planning Process – Meetings

An Evening with the President in Boston

President Rebecca Chopp will speak in Boston to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011
6 p.m.
place tbd


Fireside Chat co-hosted with Student Council

This chat will focus on what competencies/skills/habits of mind Swarthmore students need to graduate with.

Monday, Apr. 18, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room


An Evening with the President in Philadelphia

President Rebecca Chopp will speak in Philadelphia to alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011
6 p.m.
The Comcast Center
1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103


President Chopp and Dean Braun Host Sharples Lunchtime Conversation

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011
Noon – 1 p.m.
Sharples


All Staff Meeting

An update on the Strategic Planning process is on the agenda.

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lang Concert Hall, Lang Music Building


President Chopp and Dean Braun Host Sharples Lunchtime Conversation

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sharples


Fireside Chat co-hosted with Student Council

This chat will focus on faculty and course diversity and teaching and learning.

Monday, Mar. 21, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room


An Evening with the President in Washington, D.C.

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Washington, D.C., in March to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011
6 p.m.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center


An Evening with the President in San Francisco

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to San Francisco in March to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2011
6 p.m.
Westin St. Francis


An Evening with the President in North Carolina

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Durham, N.C., to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
6 p.m.
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club


Fireside Chat co-hosted with Student Council

This chat will focus on admissions, access, and affordability and will also give an update on this year’s college budget process.

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room


An Evening with the President in New York

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to New York to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011
6 p.m.
The Penn Club


An Evening with the President in Seoul

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Seoul to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. Rebecca welcomes your participation in these conversations which will focus on the future direction of the College.

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
6 p.m.
The Shilla Hotel


An Evening with the President in Tokyo

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Tokyo to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. Rebecca welcomes your participation in these conversations which will focus on the future direction of the College.

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011
5:30 p.m.
International House


An Evening with the President in Hong Kong

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Princeton to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. Rebecca welcomes your participation in these conversations which will focus on the future direction of the College.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
6 p.m.
The Kowloon Hotel


Faculty Meeting

Professor of History Timothy Burke, Associate Professor of Astronomy Eric Jensen, Professor of Economics Stephen O’Connell, and Professor of Film and Media Studies Patricia White will lead a faculty-wide discussion.

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Noon
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg


An Evening with the President in Princeton

President Rebecca Chopp will travel to Princeton to meet alumni, parents, and friends as part of the College’s strategic direction-setting exercise. As Swarthmore embarks on setting a course for the decades ahead, she invites you to join her and share your experiences, insights, and ideas for the College’s future.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
6 p.m.
Nassau Inn


Meeting with Greenwich, Conn. Alumni

President Rebecca Chopp invited Greenwich area alumni to share their experiences, insights, and suggestions as they relate to the future of the College.

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
6–9 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Conn.


Faculty Meeting

Members of the faculty who were elected by their colleagues to represent their departments discussed the strategic planning process.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010


Student Fireside Chat

Co-hosted by Student Council, this panel discussion includes Dean of Students Liz Braun, Professor of Economics Steve O’Connell, and President Rebecca Chopp reflecting on Swarthmore’s key values, opportunities and challenges. Students are invited to share their sense of the consideration that should be given to these elements in Strategic Planning efforts.

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall


All-Staff Meeting

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Suzanne Welsh, Associate Professor of Astronomy Eric Jensen, and Vice President for Human Resources Melanie Young joined President Rebecca Chopp for a panel discussion focusing on the College’s key values, opportunities, and challenges, and the critical role that staff play in supporting our educational mission.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
10 a.m.
Lang Concert Hall


Meeting with Seattle, Wash. Alumni

President Rebecca Chopp invited Seattle area alumni to share their experiences, insights, and suggestions as they relate to the future of the College. Parents have also been invited and represent a sizable portion of those who have registered to date.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6–9 p.m.
Alexis Hotel, Seattle Wash.


Faculty Meeting

Professor of History Timothy Burke, Associate Professor of Astronomy Eric Jensen, Professor of Economics Stephen O’Connell, and Professor of Film and Media Studies Patricia White, joined by Provost Constance Hungerford, led a panel discussion of preliminary thoughts about the College, higher education, and the future.

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
12:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall