The Review & Reflection Paper summarizes CRANE's deep study of everything Grinnell: their numerous individual and group conversations with faculty, staff, and students; phone interviews with Trustees, alumni, students, parents, and college counselors; and their thorough review of our institutional documents and history, including online and print materials, strategic planning reports, Art & Science findings, campus climate surveys, and more. The paper and corresponding presentation includes the CRANE team's impressions of Grinnell's distinctive qualities. It also presents insights into aspects of the College that they feel may be hampering our ability to present our best selves.
The Review & Reflection Paper concludes with a first-draft Promise Statement. This document, which builds on CRANE's observations, provides a first look at the thematic direction of CRANE's recommendations, and will deeply influence the eventual outcome of the work CRANE is doing for us. It is vitally important to the success of this project that our whole community takes the time to understand and reflect on CRANE's observations.
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