On July 1, Tracy K. Smith, former Director of the Program in Creative Writing, became Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts. She is interested in feedback from alumni about their social and emotional experience, both within the arts at Princeton, as well as on campus beyond the arts.
The Lewis Center serves an ever-growing population of arts students from a broad range of social and academic backgrounds and has witnessed a growing desire for dialog on concerns of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability. The Center has hosted a number of open conversations, talk-back sessions and workshops involving students, faculty and staff directed at exploring these and other topics, many student-driven. The hope is to further these conversations for faculty and staff to become even better at supporting students and helping them to thrive.
To that end, the Lewis Center would be most grateful if you’d consider taking a few minutes to reflect upon your time in Princeton’s classrooms, performance spaces, and in your home department, and sharing your candid reflections on any challenges or setbacks you may have faced. The intention is to gather a number of anonymous alumni reflections and talk through them with current faculty and staff in order to draw valuable lessons from past missteps and missed opportunities.
Visiting arts.princeton.edu/alumni-reflections will take you to a secure site for alumni reflections. Your comments will be most helpful if received by August 15, 2019.
Thanks for taking the time to consider this request.
Submitted by Steve Runk - University staff