Five College Consortium


Frequently Asked Questions
for Five College Academic Program Leaders



Planning & Logistics:

What are the important dates of the five campuses and Five Colleges Inc. that I need to keep in mind when planning for the year?
Advice about when to think about budget planning, annual reports, self studies as well as important submission due dates and deadlines throughout the year.

How do I reserve a room and make catering arrangements for a meeting at the Five College center?
Learn more about reserving rooms for meetings at the Five College center and catering arrangements and who to contact for assistance.

How do I find contact information for an academic program, Five College staff or campus directories?
Find links to useful directories.


Communications, promotions, website and listservs:

How do I promote a program or event?
Advice and tips on useful steps to take to promote your event or a Five College program. In addition, the Five College communications office can offer promotional advice and promotional support in some cases when contacted in advance of a Five College event or program.

How do I establish and manage a website area for my program on the Five College website?
Learn more about how to request a website for your program, manage an existing site or plan for website content management.

I want to join or create an email listserv for a Five College interest group. What do I do?
Learn more about joining (or leaving) an email listserv and how to set up a new email listserv associated with a Five College program or group.


Certificate award procedures:

I am advising a student who is completing requirements to earn a Five College certificate. What do I do?
Information for certificate advisors about when and how to submit paperwork to process certificate awards for graduating seniors.


Publishing a course list and advising tools for a Five College program on the website:

How do I publish a list of courses relevent to my program or other advising tools on the Five College website?
Information about the steps to take and who to contact for assistance.

How do I change the way a course listing appears on the website?
Learn more about the tools and options available, and who to contact for assistance.


Funding, budget and staff management:

How do I plan for using funds allocated or awarded by Five Colleges?
Learn more about budget planning and responsibilities of program or project leaders for managing funds and tracking expenditures.

How do I request and process payments for my funded program/event?
Learn more about the procedures and documentation required for requesting and arranging payments or use of funds allocated to a program or collaborative project.

How do I manage a support staff employee who is paid from a Five College program or project budget?
Learn more about how to manage a support staff member paid through funds allocated by Five Colleges Inc., including supervisor responsibilities, performance evaluations and contract details.


Hiring students:

What are the required steps to hire a graduate student to assist with a project?
Learn more about planning to hire a graduate student for Five College funded program or project.

What are the required steps to hire an undergraduate student to assist with or participate in a Five College program or project?
Learn more about planning to hire or engage an undergraduate student for a Five College funded program or project.