Dean's Memos

Please submit information to be included in future memos from the dean to Deborah Hill, Associate Dean for Communications at Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.

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Memo from the Dean - 1/26/16 - Update on Strategic Planning Activities & Faculty Recognition

Update on the leadership & mentoring strategic planning theme. Recognition of faculty: Buchanan, Arcidiacono, Chafe, Comer, Dorfman, Florand, Hariri, Lo, Matory, Merkx, Nelson,Stephems, Giliam, Longino, McLarney. Announcement of several leadership changes.

Memo from the Dean - 1-25-16 - Soliciting Interest in Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Humanities Positions

Invitation for faculty to submit interest for two leadership positions in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences: Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Dean of the Humanities.

Memo from the Dean 1/13/2016: Trinity College Follow up on Task Force on Bias and Hate

Update to faculty and staff on Trinity College's diversity strategic planning theme.

Memo to Students - Diversity & Inclusion Work in Trinity College - 1/13/2016

Update for undergraduate and graduate students on our school-specific plans to address the problems raised by the fall community conversations, and incidents of bias, racial aggression and hate that have occurred on our campus.

Memo from the Dean 12/14/15 - Celebrating Faculty Accomplishments

Recognizing Donald, Hargrove, Maurel, Munger, Powell, Ramaswamy and Sieburth for professional awards. Recognizing Whitfield and Neal for mentoroing awards. Recognizing Bail, Casanova, Dainotto, Donahue, Fish, Garreta, Hariri, Jaffe, Janiak, Johnsen, Kwon, Mackey, Moosa, Mottahedeh, Munger, Philipsen, ramaswamy, Rego, Rojas, Thompson, Torgovnik, Tuna, Wald, Beramendi, Kitschelt, Anomaly, Brennan, Munger, Aldrich and Rohde for publishing new books. Also recognizing Aers, Allison, Andresen, Antonaccio, Apollonio, Babnks, Barr, Boatwright, Brettler, Byers, Clum, Cobb, Donahue, Gonzalez, Jameson, Jenson, Lentricchia, Makhulu, Morgan, Need, Pickford, Rosenberg, Rupprecht, Stern, Wiegman Miglarese, Morgan and Rompay for publishing new books.

Memo from the Dean – 11/17/2015 – Follow Up from Duke Community Conversation

As a key driver for new ideas and creativity, diversity is at the very core of a liberal arts education—and at the core of our institutional values. To be a truly educated person, we believe you should embrace and practice an appreciation for different disciplines, thought processes, modes of expression, and histories. As we dedicate ourselves each day to providing such an education, we must also be dedicated to ensuring inclusion for every member of our community. We equally recognize intellectual freedom and the courage to hold, articulate and defend and debate ideas, whether popular or not, as an essential value of the university.

Memo from the Dean - 10/22/2015 - Financial Update

Financial update on the close of the FY14/15 fiscal year.

Memo from the Dean - 10/14/15 - Condolences for Friedl and Gillis

Condolences for the passing of former deans Ernestine Friedl and Malcolm Gillis.

Memo from the Dean - Fall A&S Address 9/11/2015

Overview of Dean Ashby's Fall 2015 address to A&S Council. Welcome to new department chairs.