The Association of Amherst Students held an open meeting on Wednesday, March 11, in order to clarify AAS’s role in the strategic planning process. AAS President Tomi Williams ‘16 directed the meeting, which was the first of a series of discussions that are planned to reflect upon the effectiveness of AAS’s initiatives on campus.

On Feb. 3, the College’s strategic planning committees held a town hall meeting to discuss the progress they have made since September and ask for student input.

Directed by Provost Peter Uvin, the strategic planning committees are organized under four core themes: The Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, The Integration of Curricular and Co-Curricular learning, Diversity and Community and The Internalization of Liberal Arts Education. Each committee consists of diverse range of students, faculty and staff.