‘Moving Dartmouth Forward’ to Discuss Careers, Sexual Assault


Watch the April 7 , April 14, and  April 22 noontime sessions live on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel.

The next Moving Dartmouth Forward sessions will take up life post-graduation, consider faculty recruitment and retention, and continue Dartmouth’s efforts to address sexual assault, in events scheduled for next Monday, April 7; April 14 and April 22.

(Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

In next week’s session, Roger Woolsey, director and senior assistant dean of the Center for Professional Development, and Daniel Parish ’89, director of Dartmouth for Life, will host the community discussion “Professional Development for Life: Serving Dartmouth Students and Alumni.” They will discuss new initiatives being developed to support students and alumni as they navigate an uncertain economy and a professional marketplace that requires employees and employers to be prepared for change.

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There are two sessions of each program to allow for community-wide participation. The conversations, which are open to faculty, students, staff, and alumni, will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Alumni Hall, and again in the evening, with most taking place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Fahey Hall ground floor lounge. The noontime session next week, and for the next two topics, will be broadcast live on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel.

The investment in a Dartmouth education has an impact far beyond one’s four years as a student, note Woolsey and Parish. How can the College best help students prepare for life after Dartmouth, harness the experiences of alumni to benefit current students, and support alumni in their professional development after graduation? How does the College make it easy for students, faculty, parents, and alumni to connect with one another around the goal of preparing Dartmouth graduates for successful and fulfilling lives after Dartmouth?

“Liberal arts students and graduates possess fundamental skills and attributes that can be applied to a variety of industries and jobs,” says Woolsey. “For Dartmouth undergraduates, an emphasis on postgraduate professional preparedness is paramount in addressing affordability of a Dartmouth education in line with its outcomes: employment, graduate school, a fellowship, or service.”

“While Dartmouth is known for the dedication and commitment of its alumni,” says Parish, “it is critical that the College both facilitate the connection between successful alumni and current students and continue to support the professional growth of our alumni as they transition from one career stage to the next.”

On Monday, April 14, the series turns to faculty recruitment and retention. Michael Mastanduno, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, and Martin Wybourne, interim provost and vice provost for research, will lead these sessions, first from noon to 1 p.m. in Dartmouth Hall 105, with a live webcast. A second session takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Fahey lounge.

And on Tuesday, April 22, Moving Dartmouth Forward presents “Addressing Sexual Assault at Dartmouth,” a community discussion led by Robert Donin, Dartmouth’s general counsel; Charlotte Johnson, dean of the College; and Leigh Remy, director of the Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs. The first session, also webcast live, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hood Museum of Art, located on the lower level of the museum. The second session will take place at an earlier time from the other programs—5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Fahey lounge.

Two more topics have also been added to the series—Arts and Innovation, and Global Learning Experiences. (See details below.)

The “Moving Dartmouth Forward” series is designed to give community members an opportunity to discuss ideas related to the initiatives of President Phil Hanlon ’77, to generate new ideas, and to advance implementation of the president’s plans to ensure that Dartmouth remains the premiere undergraduate teaching institution while deepening the impact of its scholarship nationally and internationally.

Moving Dartmouth Forward’s first session looked at the challenges and opportunities of the D-Plan, Dartmouth’s year-round academic calendar. The second session focused on enhancing residential life at the College. And the third session featured Dartmouth’s digital learning initiatives.

Videos of the full sessions are available on the Dartmouth YouTube channel and on the Moving Dartmouth Forward page on the website of the Office of the President. Video of the April 7 session will be posted to YouTube later in the day Monday. Members of the community can also join the discussion through the Improve Dartmouth website.

The “Moving Dartmouth Forward sessions will continue into the spring; each session takes take place from noon to 1 p.m., and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Below is the current schedule of the sessions, with presenters for each one.

  • April 14: Faculty Recruitment and RetentionPresenters: Michael Mastanduno, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences; Martin Wybourne, interim provost and vice provost for research
  • April 22: Addressing Sexual Assault at DartmouthPresenters: Robert Donin, general counsel; Charlotte Johnson, dean of the College; and Leigh Remy, director of the Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs. NOTE: Evening session is 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • April 28: Arts and InnovationPresenters: Trip Davis, executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer; and Adrian Randolph, associate dean of the faculty of arts and humanities and the Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History.
  • May 12: Global Learning ExperiencesPresenters: Lynn Higgins, associate dean of the faculty for international and interdisciplinary studies; and Lindsay Whaley, associate provost for international initiatives.
Kelly Sundberg Seaman