Welcome to Ideas in Action

In the Fall of 2011, Franklin & Marshall College’s new president, Daniel R. Porterfield, invited faculty, students, staff and alumni to suggest ideas that could make a difference for the F&M community.

In a collaborative, inclusive sharing process called “Idea Groups,” more than 200 ideas were collected through email, a Web form and letters over a six-week period.

Committees representing a broad cross-section of the College community evaluated the ideas and identified several dozen on which to take action — ideas that were determined to be ready for immediate implementation or system development. This website showcases the progress F&M is making on those ideas.

Continue to visit this website to see how the College is acting on the ideas generated by four questions posed by President Porterfield:


F&M community members will soon be able to continue submitting ideas through an online suggestion box that is in development — one of the “ideas in action” arising out of the Idea Group initiative.