There are several groups that participate in long-term planning for the college: the Priorities and Planning Committee, the Grants Group, the Technology Planning Group, the Campus-Community Advisory Committee. New groups are formed as needed to do planning that requires coordination among various areas of the college. A complete listing of the college’s committees and their membership can be found at the Committees website.
Priorities and Planning Committee
The Priorities and Planning Committee is a governance committee consisting of the president, the senior officers, the faculty compensation committee, the budget member of the faculty policy and conference committee, an assistant professor elected at large, the dean of admissions and financial aid, the budget director, the assistant to the president, the associate dean of the faculty, and the associate dean of strategic planning and academic resources.
The Grants Group consists of the director of grants administration, the director of corporate foundations and government relations, the associate director of corporate foundations and government relations, the dean of the faculty, the dean of strategic planning and academic resources, the vice president for development, the dean of the college, the associate dean of the faculty, and the associate dean of strategic planning and academic resources.
The role of the Grants Group is: 1) to review proposals for institutional grants to ensure that they meet college priorities and that all financial implications for the college have been taken into account; 2) to discuss ideas that are developed by individuals or groups that might involve grant or gift opportunities to decide whether such ideas should be developed; and 3) to initiate grant proposals that support college priorities not yet funded.
Technology Planning Group
The Technology Planning Group coordinates long-term planning for technology needs in every area of the college. The members of the groups are the vice president for computing, the dean of strategic planning and academic resources, the director of the libraries, the vice president for communications, and the director of web development.
The Classroom Committee plans for renovations and improvement of teaching spaces and offices on campus. It is a working group chaired by the associate dean of strategic planning and academic resources with representatives from Buildings and Grounds Services, the Registrar’s Office, Computing and Information Services, the Dean of the Faculty office, and Purchasing.
Campus-Community Advisory Committee
The Campus-Community Advisory Committee is an ad hoc committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators. Under the Vice President for Communications, the Campus-Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) addresses Vassar’s community-oriented activities both on- and off-campus, and more broadly the college’s relationships with Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County. The CCAC’s purpose is to strengthen existing partnerships, provide for the most effective use of college resources, and suggest new approaches that would serve the best interests of the college and community.