Thank you!

A Message from the President


Short Term Curricular Innovation Showcase Thursday, May 15, 2014, photographed by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College from 4:15-5:30 pm, in the Benjamin Mays Center. During Short Term2014 Bates launched two pilot programs: practitioner-taught courses and innovative pedagogy/course (re)design courses. Instructors and nearly 100 students in the 9 courses presented at this showcase event. President Clayton Spencer and Dean Matt Auer kicked off the event with brief remarks. Then guests were able to wander around the Mays Center and talk with the students, alumni practitioners and continuing Bates faculty involved in the courses as they showed off some of their work-in-progress in an interactive format. Innovative Pedagogy/ course (re)design courses for ST 14 ED/SO s51A: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Community Organizing. Mara Tieken. PSYC s51A: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Pedagogical Explorations in Statistics. Amy Douglas. PSYC s51B: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Computational Neuroscience. Jason Castro. RHET s51A: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Presidential Campaign Rhetoric. Stephanie Kelley-Romano. RUSS s51A: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Multi-Level Language Instruction. Dennis Browne. Practitioner-taught courses for ST14 EXDSs 15A. Short Term Practicum: Graphic Design. Brandy Gibbs-Riley. EXDS s15B. Short Term Practicum: Health Care Administration. Shannon Banks. EXDS s15C. Short Term Practicum: Social Change Organizing and Advocacy. Craig Saddlemire, Sarah Standiford, Aditi Vaidya. EXDS s15D. Short Term Practicum: Digital Innovation. Ben Schippers, Will Schenk.

2014–15 was a year of continued forward progress at Bates. A record number of students received Fulbrights. The women’s rowing team won the Division III NCAA national championship. Our debaters won top honors at U.S. and world championships. Bates faculty received national recognition for their research. Thank you for your investment in the success of our students and faculty. Together, alumni, parents, and friends contributed nearly $21.6 million last year — another record year of growth. Your support ensures that Bates can attract and enroll the best students, regardless of their financial circumstances, and provide them with a powerful liberal arts experience grounded in Bates’ distinctive history and values. Students are already realizing new opportunities through the Purposeful Work Initiative, ongoing curricular innovation, and expanding student-life programming — all supported by your commitment to Bates. Thank you for making the college a philanthropic priority.

— President Clayton Spencer


What You Supported

Students and faculty feel the impact of your gifts every day.

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Who Gave

Gifts to the college from all sources totaled more than $21.6 million, a 35 percent increase over 2013-14.

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How You Gave

Donors support the Bates mission in a variety of ways.

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Bates Fund

The Bates Fund, including gifts to Friends of Bates Athletics, provides vital support for academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.

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