October 20-24, 2016
Committee chair Tim Millikin ’05 opened the meeting. Attendees introduced themselves.
Inge-Lise Ameer, vice provost for student affairs, provided updates about student affairs programs and initiatives and offered an overview of the makeup of the class of 2020. She shared orientation highlights including the launch of the new House system. All new students signed the Citizenship Pledge before meeting President Hanlon during matriculation, and orientation featured a twilight candlelight procession from Collis to the Bema. Ameer described a new mid-term early warning partnership between the Undergraduate Deans Office and faculty and noted an increased demand for mental health services.
Vice-Provost Ameer and Committee Vice Chair Molly Van Metre ’81 next introduced a panel discussion featuring: Dennis Washburn, faculty director of the Global Village; Amy Newcomb, student programs officer and YALI academic director at the Dickey Center for International Understanding; Danielle Hussy, assistant dean and advisor to international students; and Ashley Manning ’17, human development fellow and Dickey Center war and peace fellow. Each panelist offered descriptions of their role and support of global perspectives at the College. Discussion ensued about the role alumni can play in supporting global perspectives at Dartmouth. It was agreed that it would be helpful for alumni to be present on campus to show the diversity of a liberal arts education, demonstrate for the students the power of the alumni network, seek opportunities to engage and connect with students in casual settings, and reach out to the Dickey Center directly with offers of professional expertise.
After the panel discussion, the committee broke into discussion groups. At the conclusion of the meeting, committee chair Tim Millikin ’05 thanked all for their participation and invited the committee to submit requests and ideas for the spring meeting, including a theme for the discussion.