A Message from the AAAE President
I have just returned from a productive (though thoroughly exhausting) trip to Singapore to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Asia-Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research. It was an exhilarating meeting that, I believe, yielded some interesting opportunities for us. Those of you who attended last year’s conference in Boston will remember Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, the President of the ENCATC Board. She was also in Singapore for the conference so we had an opportunity for conversations about AAAE, ANCER, and ENCATC collaboration. It is important that this initial work be sustained. I will be speaking with our Board about ensuring that happens. In the meantime, if any of you are interested, the text of my Keynote Speech to the conference is attached below (log into your web profile to read it).
On another topic, you have earlier received a message and link to the document created by an ad hoc group I convened (chaired by Carole Rosenstein and including Rich Maloney, Ellen Rosewall, and Mike Wilkerson) that addresses the critical issues of faculty qualifications and standards for tenure and promotion in our field. The document the committee has drafted will serve as the basis for discussion of the topic in Claremont. I’d like to publicly thank Carole and the committee for their work. This is an area that is central to the future of arts administration education. I urge you to consider the draft and participate in the discussion at the conference. To see the document, sign into your web profile and access it here http://www.artsadministration.org/node/4200
And speaking of the conference, if you have not yet registered (and why have you not?) I would recommend you do so immediately. This will be a “Were you there?” conference for years to come. I look forward to seeing all of you there. And while I don’t look forward to what it means, I do want the opportunity to say goodbye to you as I transition to a new life beginning with the end of the conference.