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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:54am

Teresa Amott, who has served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 2005, has been named president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She is the first woman to lead Knox, a 174 year-old liberal arts college known for its innovative immersion, study abroad and public service programs. "Teresa will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends here on campus and within the Geneva community," says HWS President Mark D...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:04am

The deans of students plan to bring together their staffs again during the 2011-12 academic year, building on the success of the initial such event held in 2010 at Union College.  The workshop will offer an opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:01am

The deans of students have proposed a joint meeting with provosts and presidents to discuss the “Role of the Liberal Arts College in the 21st Century,” with the goal of building further connections between academic affairs and student affairs.  Suggested timing is fall 2011.  Amy will discuss with the provosts whether there is a possible tie-in with the Teagle proposal. NOTE: In a discussion of this idea with the presidents, further refinement of the concept was requested.  Amy will work...

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:24pm

We are beginning to plan a June diversity training program for student services staff (e.g., registrar’s office, bursar’s office, financial aid).  St. Lawrence has offered to host. 

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:11pm

The New York Six deans of students proposed a joint meeting in the spring with the career services directors to share best practices, and are working to secure as a speaker/facilitator Sheila Curran, an expert in higher education career planning who advocates a “career planning community” approach.  The meeting is scheduled for May 25 in Lake Placid in conjunction with the annual Liberal Arts Career Network meeting. ...

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:06pm

Student Leadership – Union’s student government president wants to organize networking and planning among his New York Six peers.  The deans encouraged this approach and will work to engage the SGA leaders on their home campuses.New York Six members' student government links:Colgate...

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:24pm

The Connect NY executive committee has received a proposal for the addition of Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, and Skidmore, and has appointed a negotiating team to work with the vendor to iron out the details and bring the costs in line with our budget.  We expect an update on the progress of the negotiations in late March.More info. about Connect NY may be found here.

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:23pm

Some of our campuses are conducting faculty focus groups to determine classroom/academic needs regarding use of media, to help ensure that our MediaShare outcomes are in line with these needs.  The campuses that are not participating already have obtained this information through other means.Target date for completion of focus groups: May 31

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:15pm

The MediaShare working group is exploring the possibility of joining NJVid, which already provides streaming video services to its members (all located in New Jersey).  St. Lawrence and Hamilton have agreed to participate in a pilot with NJVid to test their systems and viability of this option.  Concurrently, Colgate and Skidmore are testing streaming media over a shared server via both the commodity internet and Internet 2.Information about NJVid is available at: ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:26am

Colgate University's online magazine, Colgate Scene, recently featured the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium in its "Life of the Mind" column.  You can read the column here.