Topics at a Glance

Perspectives on the Future of the Liberal Arts College

“The Changing Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities,”
Daniel H. Weiss, President, Lafayette College

“I Just Want to Say One Word to You,”
Eugene M. Tobin, Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“Distinctively American? Creating a New Narrative for Residential Liberal Arts Colleges,”
Rebecca S. Chopp, President, Swarthmore College

Keynote Address: “More to Hope Than to Fear: The Future of the Liberal Arts College,”
William G. Bowen, President Emeritus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University

Economics and Affordability

“Affordability and Access in American Higher Education,”
Catharine Bond Hill, President, Vassar College

“Higher Education’s Economic Model: Is It Sustainable?”
Jill Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College

“Emerging Economic Trends for Liberal Arts Colleges,”
Suzanne P. Welsh, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Swarthmore College

Technology and Mission

“Technology: Revolution or Evolution?”
Adam F. Falk, President, Williams College

“You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide,”
Kevin M. Guthrie, President, ITHAKA

“Digital Technology, Student Learning, and Campus Culture,”
Daniel R. Porterfi eld, President, Franklin & Marshall College

Changing Boundaries

“The College Without Walls: Partnerships at Home and Abroad,”
Carol T. Christ, President, Smith College

“The Networked College — Local, Global, Virtual,”
Jane Dammen McAuliffe, President, Bryn Mawr College

“The Liberal Arts College and Responsible Social Action,”
Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College


“Leading in a Challenging Environment: Using Governance to Strengthen the Liberal Arts,”
Susan Frost, Principal, Susan Frost Consulting, and Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates LLC

Changes in Knowledge: Teaching, Learning, and Research

“Back to the Future: Fostering Collaborations and Connections Within and Among Our Institutions,”
Wendy L. Hill, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lafayette College

“On Re-Routing the Curriculum: Which Turns Matter?”
Philip E. Lewis, Vice President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Our Teaching,”
David W. Oxtoby, President, Pomona College

The Small Residential College

“The Residential Academic Community in the 21st Century,”
Ronald A. Crutcher, President, Wheaton College, and John M. McCardell Jr., Vice-Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South