A Framework for Academic Progress and Success

July 02, 2020
Anne Harris in her office

Dear Grinnellians,

We are grateful for the clarifying questions our students, parents, and other members of the Grinnell community have raised in response to our plan for the year ahead.

Grinnell’s plans for the upcoming academic year reflect our mission, values, and priorities and are predicated on our commitment to protecting the health of our students, their families, our faculty and staff, and the community of Grinnell, Iowa.

Please know how committed we are to students’ academic progress and success. Within a multiplicity of factors, we are designing academic and enrollment continuity so that students can further their educational progress and build transformative relationships with faculty and staff. We believe that our actions and plans will allow us to maintain our commitment to providing educational opportunities that can change our students' lives so that they can change the world.

All the best,


Anne F. Harris
Acting President

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