Adaptations: Working in Art Departments at Public Liberal Arts Colleges
8-10 June 2017 • University of North Carolina Asheville • Registration $395
One of the goals of COPLAC is to work actively with member institutions to improve the quality of liberal arts and sciences education on each campus. Since 2005, COPLAC has sponsored a Summer Faculty Institute on Liberal Learning in the Disciplines.
We follow a seminar format, with participants leading discussion, sharing their department or program’s successes and challenges, and building effective strategies for improving the undergraduate experience on our campuses. The Institute will conclude by identifying a set of “best practices” in art instruction, and with a plan of action for reaching the previously identified goals. Results from the Institute will be presented to the COPLAC Board at the annual summer meeting in late June 2017.
Thanks to support from COPLAC’s governing board, a comprehensive on-site fee of $395 covers single dormitory room (with shared bath), meals, facilities charges, airport shuttle service, and transportation for special events. Just get yourself to Asheville and we will take care of the rest!
This institute is for:
Museum and gallery directors
We encourage faculty to indicate on their registration form which topics listed would be most interesting to address. The final program will be based on the areas of interest indicated by participating faculty. Please register and indicate your preferences by 15 March 2017.
Potential Institute Topics:
- Working in and leading blended departments
- Teaching art/arts administration without a major museum nearby
- Delivering courses and degrees in small programs (with two or three faculty)
- The creative process and liberal arts education
- Political challenges facing art instruction at liberal arts colleges
- The department’s relationship to the general education program
- Partnering with community arts organizations
- Senior capstone projects, undergraduate research, and demonstration of competency