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HWS Welcomed into Leading Liberal Arts Consortium

Hobart and William Smith have been selected as the newest member of a consortium of 24 renowned institutions devoted to advancing liberal arts education. As part of the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC), HWS will work with other member colleges to enhance student experiences, develop faculty leadership and better address the challenges facing liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

“For the past decade, AALAC’s workshop program has enabled faculty at many of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges to come together around shared research and teaching interests and to create valuable and enduring professional networks,” says Andrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College at Wellesley College. “The AALAC deans are delighted to welcome HWS into our group and confident that HWS faculty will contribute significantly to these networks.”

AALAC members include: Amherst College, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Colorado College, Davidson College, Denison University, Furman University, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Macalester College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Reed College, Rhodes College, Scripps College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Wellesley College and Williams College.


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