Hamilton College played host to the Northeast Deans of Faculty annual meeting on Nov. 7-8. Deans from 22 peer institutions attended.
The two-day event included a welcome from President Joan Hinde Stewart; presentations on Digital Humanities: development and evaluation in tenure and promotion; Inclusive faculty recruitment & retention strategies; and leadership programming in the liberal arts; a discussion on Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss’ forthcoming book How College Works; and a roundtable discussion.
“These meetings allow deans at peer institutions to advise each other and enhance our thinking around emerging issues in higher education, all with the confidence that undergraduate student development in the liberal arts context is the core mission for us all,” said Hamilton Dean of Faculty and meeting host Patrick Reynolds.
“This was a wonderful opportunity not only to repay the hospitality extended to me by other deans and institutions in recent years, but to revel for two days in the best part of my job --- taking pride in and sharing all that is so very impressive at Hamilton: our students, faculty, and staff; programs, facilities, and catering... the list goes on,” Reynolds remarked.
Attendees also toured the campus and viewed the Wellin Museum of Art’s current exhibitions during a reception.
Colleges and universities represented included Skidmore, Connecticut College, Bard, Union, Colgate University, Lafayette, Franklin and Marshall, St. Lawrence University, Trinity, Bryn Mawr, Middlebury, Vassar, Wheaton, Smith, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, Swarthmore, Hobart and William Smith, Dickinson, Gettysburg and Amherst.