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President's 12345 Message from Kristina Whalen

Presidential Advisory Committee on Political, Social & Civic Engagement.

December 13, 2023

Presidential Advisory Committee on Political, Social & Civic Engagement. In this week’s 12345, I would like to share five ideas for the charge of a new advisory group. The overarching goal is to assist Foothill College's navigation of difficult campus dialogue while leveraging our key strengths–collaboration and collegiality. The first meeting of the group is February 1st from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (location & modality TBD). If you would like to join the Presidential Advisory Committee on Political, Social & Civic Engagement, please fill out the interest form. Our student leaders are included on this email and are especially encouraged to particpate. Five preliminary aspirations for the advisory are as follows:

(1) Discuss if the Kalven Report is still relevant and may serve as a guide for college’s role in political and social action;

(2) Provide well considered advice and perspective to the President on Foothill College’s response to timely issues of political and social import;

(3) Develop a communication and education plan for the college that thoughtfully speaks to national and world events affecting the well-being of those on campus;

(4) Provide guidance on campus-wide sponsored events that increase understanding and build community;

(5) Further dialogue on roles, responsibilities, and best practices when the campus is dealing with polarizing issues.

I look forward to working with a committed group to revise and co-author this draft and continue to work together with honesty, integrity, trust, transparency, and openness.
Interest Form:

Yours in service,