Missing a Mission Statement

Last Wednesday, I attended the CCSRE’s X Anniversary Critical Conversations event. I sat at a table that was meant to discuss “Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Life.” The main question that our group tackled is the same as the subject of our Spring 2015 controversy at the College–the student/faculty power dynamic in an institution of higher...

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Janan Shouhayib

Janan Shouhayib ’16 is a psychology major and an English and global Islamic studies double minor. Her thesis, “Narratives of Biculturalism: Arab-American Identity Negotiation Post 9/11,” looks at “the identity development of Arab-American youth” in an “environment where the Arab World is demonized and ‘Othered,’ especially after 9/11.” The College Voice was able to speak...

Understanding Connections with Professor Hammond

Throughout the academic year, Connecticut College has been working on the implementation of the new “Connections curriculum,” continuing a years long process of curriculum revision. Starting with students matriculating this fall, the curriculum will transform the way in which students complete their general education requirements and encourage them to understand the links between the courses...

Developing Contentions Over Tenure and Promotion

The cloud of tenureship hangs over the Connecticut College campus every spring. Who was accepted? Who was denied? And why? Every faculty member in higher education is familiar with the term “tenure” because in academia, it is synonymous with “security.” Tenured faculty members cannot be fired from their institution unless they do something drastically wrong,...