Skidmore's commitment to lifelong learning and community enrichment is made apparent in the varied educational offerings sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs. This division and its distinctive array of institutes, seminars, residencies, and programs have contributed substantially to Skidmore’s unique place among liberal arts colleges and to its national prominence as a place for academic experimentation and cutting-edge artistic creation and development.
Whether by offering incomparable summer institutes, non-traditional degree-granting programs or wide-ranging residencies for artists and scholars, our Office of Special Programs has served as a powerful incubator for new ideas for over three decades. We will extend and deepen its reach with:
- Programs that attract even more artists, performers, scholars and activists
- Stronger liberal arts offerings and summer academic programs for teachers and students across the region