William & Mary

Provost's message regarding Campus Conversation No. 3

The following message was sent to the campus community by Provost Michael Halleran on Jan. 13, 2010. - Ed

DATE:  January 25, 2010
TIME:  3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:  Sadler Center - Tidewater A
SUBJECT:  "Professional Programs in/and the Liberal Arts University"
One important aspect of W&M as a leading liberal arts university in the 21st century is the role of the professional schools.  Our strategic plan states as one of its goals "to embed the core values of the liberal arts education in all parts of the university-undergraduate, graduate and professional."  What does this mean in practice?  How are and how can these values be reflected in the professional programs - undergraduate and graduate both?  How, in turn, can the core W&M liberal arts disciplines be enhanced by the professional programs?  Looking to the future, how do we take best advantage of W&M's mix of liberal arts and professional programs?  These are among the questions that will be addressed at this forum. 
Three faculty­one from each of the professional schools­will lead off the discussion, and I will serve as moderator.  Short statements from the panelists will be posted on the conversation Web site http://www.wm.edu/about/administration/provost/conversation/?svr=web in advance.  The three faculty members are:
Pamela Eddy, Associate Professor of Education
Bill Geary, Associate Professor of Business and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs
Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law
I look forward to seeing you there.
Michael R. Halleran