From the President

Shared Governance Task Force—March 1, 2021

The following message was sent to Students on March 1, 2021.

Dear Students,

We have created the below shared governance survey in partnership with the Association of Governing Boards and invite all students to participate (similar surveys are being sent to faculty and staff). The results will be essential in helping us to better understand each constituency's perspectives and feedback on shared governance at Bennington College, and will be a great complement to last week’s shared governance conversation. We would appreciate your responses by Monday March 8.

We also look forward to your nominations and election of four of your peers to join us on the Task Force, which we know a number of students are working on. These individuals will be joined by five of our trustees, four staff members (to be elected shortly) and the four faculty members recently elected at the end of last term: Hugh Crowl, Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly, John Hultgren, and Liz White. Our hope is that your representatives will be able to join the first full virtual meeting of the Task Force, which is currently scheduled for Friday March 12 at 3:00 pm ET. 

We look forward to learning from your survey feedback, and continuing to collaborate on this important project together.