Williams College invites Public Input to their Strategic Planning Process: 3 ways to participate

Williams in the World, 1 of 8 strategic working groups, is asking local residents to think out loud about how they could imagine Williams & its students, faculty, staff becoming more fully & effectively engaged in the community … and farther afield.

There are three ways for members of the public to participate.

1. At open forums to be held:

October 17
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
The Green
85 Main St., North Adams

October 22
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Williamstown Youth Center
66 School St., Williamstown

October 24
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
74 First St., Pittsfield

2. At drop-in listening sessions held every Wednesday morning in October from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m at The Spring Street Market and Café, 66 Spring St., Williamstown

3. At the comment section of the strategic planning website, at https://www.williams.edu/strategic-planning/welcome/contact-us/

The goal of the strategic planning process is to map the road of major initiatives at the college for the next 10 to 15 years.

A Coordinating Committee guides the process by articulating goals; confirming areas of interest and convening subcommittees to explore them through targeted outreach and feedback; and, finally, knitting the results into a plan to support the college’s educational ambitions.

Eight working groups are focused this fall on gathering input about various aspects of the college. The groups are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Faculty and Staff Development; Governance, Learning Beyond the Classroom; Student Learning; Sustainability; The Built Environment; and Williams in the World.

The final plan is expected to be produced throughout the winter and spring and finalized around the end of the academic year.