The following email was sent to staff by Assistant Secretary of the College Jane Epstein on Tuesday, Nov. 27:
I am sending this message on behalf of the President’s Fifth-year Review Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Every five years, the Board of Trustees leads a broad review of the President’s work. The goals of this review are to reflect on the President’s performance to date, and to set goals and priorities for the years ahead.
By providing the President with constructive feedback, the Fifth-Year Review is intended to help her succeed in leading the institution and in strengthening her working relationships with the Board, her leadership team, and the College’s various constituencies.
The ad hoc Fifth-Year Review Committee of the Board is soliciting input from members of the Board of Trustees and senior administrative team; the faculty; the staff; undergraduate students; and graduate students.
The Review Committee will meet with a group of staff members on December 14, 2012. In addition, all staff are invited to submit responses to the questions below. These are the same questions being posed to all involved in the review process. You have several options for submitting your responses:
- You may email your responses to Jane Epstein, Assistant Secretary of the College (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- You may send your responses through interoffice mail (anonymous if you wish) to Jane Epstein, Room 209A Taylor Hall.
If you wish to contribute to this process, please submit your comments no later than December 7, 2012.
The Trustee Review Committee will preserve the strict confidentiality of any comments made during the review process and all materials will be destroyed at the end of the process. Margaret Morrow, the Chair of the Committee on Trustees, will summarize all constituent interviews so that no individual can be identified, and share only these summaries with the Board Chair and the President.
The Review Committee asks that staff comments respond to four broad questions.
- What have been the strengths of the president’s leadership of Bryn Mawr during her tenure (July 2008 – to the present)?
- In what areas of the president’s work do you see opportunities for growth?
- What single thing would you suggest to enhance the president’s effectiveness?
- What advice do you have for the president for her work in the next several years?
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process.