It’s spring break, 2015 and a small team from Hampshire flew away from the snow and mud to visit the Colket Center for Academic Excellence and the Tutt Library at Colorado College.

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Our Hampshire team included Jennifer King (me), the Director of the Library; Laura Wenk, Dean of Curriculum and Assessment; Rachel Rubenstein, Dean of Center for Academic Support and Advising; & Bob Crowley, Director of Information Technology.

We were intrigued to learn more about the academic resources in the Colket Center that is located in the Tutt Library. How does it work? What is the impact? What is the relationship between the library and the Colket Center, and what do they imagine are next steps?IMG_3849

We met with Traci Freeman, Director of the Colket Center, and program leads for The Colket Center’s Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC); Writing Center; ESL Specialist; and  Critical Reading and Rhetoric program. We met with the Academic Deans for the College, Accessibility. We met with Information Technology, and we met with the Librarians.

More photos from the Learning Commons and Library are posted on our flicker page.

An unexpected bonus of the trip was to escape the snow-covered Massachusetts muddy spring, and be greeted by a stunning Colorado Rocky landscape.



 IMG_3918The view from the Colorado Springs Airport — capped in white is Pike’s Peak, highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America.

Next up is Los Angeles to visit the library and Academic Commons at Occidental College.

1 comment

  1. Comment by Margie Hutter

    Margie Hutter Reply March 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Jennifer, I loved reading your “on the road” report about your Colorado College “pit stop”! It is great that they had you all meet with so many folks out there.

    And your photos are restorative as I scramble to prepare for my two-week vacation. They remind me how stunning that area is around Colorado Springs! (I was at the top of Pike’s Peak several years ago, and it was truly one of the most thrilling experiences of my life.)

    I look forward to your next post about the Occidental visit…and to being there myself on Sunday.

    To all, I hope you continue to have a great time and learn a lot! Best, Margie

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