Additional brainstorming sessions – planning campus lecture programs and series

Greetings from the Office of Student Learning & Success,

PLEASE JOIN ME for additional brainstorming sessions on campus lectures and lecture series!

Wednesday, June 20th – Noon – 1:30 and 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Room 1715

Background:
Last month, about 25 faculty and staff gathered for a first brainstorming session on future directions for Shoreline’s lecture programs and series. We moved quickly through ideas about topics, structure, and support, and determined at the end that we needed more time to talk through the possibilities – and to include more voices in the conversation. Again, these are brainstorms and not intended to make decisions on next steps; rather, we want to start a conversation that will continue into the next academic year and help us to shape the next steps and coming years’ programming. Below is the description of what these discussions are about – taken from the announcement from last month’s discussion. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, ideas, comments, etc. you may have. I’d love to hear from you! And watch for more opportunities to contribute in Fall quarter.

We want to learn from you about what kinds of gatherings, presentations, and learning experiences you think Shoreline is known for, and might want to provide more of, as well as how we might organize our events and activities to best further our strategic plan and move our work forward on the 3 “E’s.”

The conversation will address how we can create intentional experiences for our students, employees, and the diverse communities we serve, and create structures that can effectively sustain these efforts. We will build on the work of the Global Affairs Center and Equity and Social Justice lectures and trainings, but will also include other offerings Shoreline provides to our communities, such as Student Life’s Margin to Center and the Parent Ed Lecture Series.

The conversation is intended as a beginning, and a true brainstorm – all ideas are welcome, including ideas that build on the other ideas that come up as we discuss! The goal is to start to frame a cohesive programming plan that can evolve and grow based on our college’s strategic work. We would like to consider the various types of resources that are currently used for our lecture and presentation series and how we might best allocate those resources. The discussion could also touch on the intersection with our curriculum and how we might approach a multi-year progression of events and activities, building upon each other.

I look forward to seeing you at our brainstorm! If you are unable to attend but interested, please let me know – we may set up a second day and time to accommodate as many people as possible in this first conversation.

Alison Stevens, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Student Learning & Success

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