Reciprocal Community Connections
The Reciprocal Community Connections (RCC) Task Force of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee invites you to a series of focus group conversations taking place November 19 through December 3.
Our goal in these sessions is to follow up on the information so many of you provided in response to our survey questions in October. In particular, we are gathering additional information about existing curricular and co-curricular community engagement as we seek to strengthen this aspect of our work together. Below, you will see some of the questions that will guide our conversations.
While we hope you can join one or more sessions, we recognize that it is a busy time of year; if you are unable to attend a session, please feel free to send along any thoughts or suggestions via email to lmcgrane [at] haverford.edu or zoberfie [at] haverford.edu.
The Reciprocal Community Connections (RCC) Task Force
(Calista Cleary, Gabe Franklin, Eric Hartman, Sarah Horowitz, Laura McGrane, Alex Molot, Zach Oberfield, Jorge Paz Reyes, James Weissinger)
- Open Call: Faculty and RCC (Friday 11/19: 9-10:30 a.m.)
- Philadelphia Area RCC (Monday 11/22: 4-5.30 p.m.)
- Open Call: Administrators & Staff and RCC (Monday 11/29: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Collaborative Design, Arts, Innovation and RCC (Wednesday 12/1: 4-5:30 p.m.)
- Sustainability RCC (Thursday 12/2: 12:30-2 p.m.)
- Ardmore and Local Vicinity RCC (Thursday, December 2: 4-5:30 p.m.)
- Campus K-12 Educational Opportunities and RCC (Friday, December 3: 10-11:30 a.m.)
- Open Call: Students and RCC (Friday, December 3: 2:00-3:30 p.m.)
Key Questions for Discussion
- Please tell us who you are, what your role is at the College (or what your relationship is to the College), and give us a thumbnail sketch of the work that you are doing?
- How often or regularly do you participate in, lead or organize this activity? Is this the right level of engagement, in terms of frequency and intensity, for your work with these programs or initiatives?
- Why do you think this work is valuable to Haverford College? To communities? How does it contribute to the College's mission and work?
- In what ways do you see the work you’re involved with as reciprocal? In what ways could this work be made more reciprocal?
- What sets up your projects for success or makes this work more difficult
- How can the College better support those of us who want to make their community engagement activities more sustainable? Needed resources?
- What can we do to better understand and assess our relationships with communities?
- What other models of reciprocal community connections should the college explore that might enhance our current work or point us in crucial new directions?