Chautauqua Institution


(Adopted November 1998)

Any administrator, task force, or trustee committee, when evaluating or endorsing major projects, developments, augmentations, or extensions of programs or facilities, should consult the following guidelines:

MISSION: Analyze how the proposed project/development will maintain or enhance the mission of Chautauqua as expressed in the Chautauqua Challenge, as well as in any subordinate mission or policy statements immediately relevant to the proposal (e.g., the Mission statement of the Department of Religion or the policy statements of various components in Continuing Studies).

COMMUNITY: Analyze how the proposed project/development will sustain or enhance the Chautauqua community by considering its effect on relationships within the community, the size of the community, and the diversity of the community.

STEWARDSHIP: Analyze the extent to which the proposed project/development exhibits and insurers responsible stewardship of human resources, financial resources, the environment, and facilities; ensure that the proposed project/development is legally sound.

COMMUNICATIONS: Develop a schedule, means, and process for consulting and informing members of the Chautauqua community about the proposed project/development in such a way as to maintain or enhance Chautauqua's mission, community, and stewardship.

QUALITY: Analyze how the proposed project/development will maintain or enhance the level of quality of programming, the natural environment, education, services, and architecture (including the Institutions designation as a National For storage Landmark).  Design procedures for evaluating the process by which the proposed project/development was developed and for assessing its outcomes.