The Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA) is pleased to share this update of consortium happenings during the spring semester and summer of 2017. Over that time we held an all consortium gathering on the topic of speech, piloted our revamped Academic Department Chair Workshop, awarded five year-long grants to teams from nine member institutions to explore Teaching and Learning initiatives, and held nine PCLA Cohort meetings and workshops.

For a full accounting of our spring and summer activities, you can find our newsletter here. The publicly available attachments referenced in the newsletter can be found here:

Please contact the consortium program coordinator for access to the Member Activity Report.

The Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), founded in 2014, is a consortium of eleven small liberal arts colleges across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Bryn Mawr, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Haverford, Juniata, Lafayette, Muhlenberg, Swarthmore, Ursinus, and Washington & Jefferson Colleges.) We strive to find areas of collaboration across our members that enhance the core principles of the liberal arts experience provided to the ~20,000 students that our institutions serve.

The PCLA is governed by the eleven member Board of Presidents, which is in turn led by a four person executive committee. The daily administration of PCLA activities is guided by the executive director, assisted by the program coordinator. The PCLA office is hosted by Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with employment and financial services provided by Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA.