NewsPress Release: 11/4/02
MARLBORO, VT Marlboro College is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for the purpose of preserving its students’ Plans of Concentration.
The Plan of Concentration is the cornerstone of Marlboro's academic program. It is an in- depth, self-designed exploration of a field or fields of each student's choosing. The Plan culminates in a major independent project involving research, one-to-one study with faculty in tutorials and a three-hour oral examination with Marlboro faculty and an outside examiner who is an expert in the student's field.
The money earned from the foundation will go toward putting Plans on microfilm.
According to Library Director Mary White, the college currently has only the original copies of each student’s Plan of Concentration, with no back-ups in the event of a fire.
“It is our hope that someday we could also put these Plans online, but that is more time and money. I have spoken with experts who have said that microfilm is the way to go as far as preservation of student work,” White said.
White said the college has received money from the foundation in the past for the same purpose.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit cultural heritage.
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education
in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet
technologies. Its 300 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty
ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses
of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.
For more information on the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation visit www.delmas.org.