Committee Members

Rich Madonna, Vice President for Finance and Administration (chair)

Victor Arcelus, Dean of Students

Mary Calarese, Director of Financial Planning

Christine Chung, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Jeffrey Cole, Associate Dean of the Faculty/Professor of Anthropology

Jane Dawson, Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Professor of Government and Environmental Studies/Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development/Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Noel Garrett, Dean of Academic Support/Director of the Academic Resource Center

David Jaffe, Associate Professor of Theater

John McKnight, Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Chris Penniman, Director of Instructional Technology

Darryl Phillips, Associate Professor of Classics

Fran Shields, Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics/Chair of Physical Education Department

Jefferson Singer, Dean of the College/Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology

Staff: John Nugent and Lisa Lombardo


Committee Charge

The charge of the Implementation/Action Planning Group (IPG) is to develop the practical roadmap that will take the Connecticut College strategic plan from concept to action. The three strategic priorities and their associated goals and objectives, developed by the Strategic Planning Committee, will be the launching point for that work.

During Summer 2016, the IPG will engage regularly with the IPG chair and the College’s planning consultants, Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A) to develop, review, revise, and finalize action items, or "activities." For each activity, IPG will create timelines and sequences, make tentative assignments of responsibility and accountability, define assessment methods and metrics, and identify required resources that will support achievement of the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. Activities will include both those suggested during the data gathering and drafting phases of the strategic planning process and others as deemed necessary by the IPG. IPG may consult with other members of the campus community as required to obtain information and data, ask questions pertinent to the process, and gather suggestions or feedback that might be useful in developing the implementation/action plan.

After the IPG concludes its work at the end of the summer, K&A will synthesize and distill all prior versions and drafts of the strategic plan into a cohesive, integrated document including the full implementation/action plan. A near-final version of the complete plan will be ready by the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, at which time the IPG will hold open forums to review their work with the campus community. The final strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their first board meeting of the new academic year on October 21, 2016.