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Tessa Hicks Peterson assumed the position of the director of the Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration (OCAC) in July 2018.


The Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration works to develop and maintain effective, efficient, sustainable, and enduring cross-campus academic collaborations among the Claremont Colleges. In order to advance the core academic missions of the colleges, two principles guide our work: (1) Do together that which either cannot be achieved alone or would be more stunning if done together; and (2) Do together that which does not differentiate among our institution.


(1) To support the development of cross-campus programs and initiatives that benefit faculty, students, and other College stakeholders;
(2) To cultivate cross-campus curricular coherence; and

(3) To foster cross-campus research collaboration.
Responding to the interests of faculty, staff, and administrations across The Claremont Colleges, the Academic Deans Committee has identified some specific initiatives to focus this office’s attention. The two emphases for the 2017-2019 academic years are data science and justice education.