CAA Announces Guidelines for Faculty and Administrations Eliminating Arts and Humanities Programs and Departments

By any number of metrics, the arts and humanities are experiencing challenging times. In response to these challenges, some universities and colleges in the United States have cut programs, collapsed libraries, or shuttered entire departments. Over the past years, CAA has tracked these changes in higher education through the organization’s own research efforts and through narratives relayed directly from our members. These actions taken by administrations are in no way secret. In article after article, the alarm has been sounded. We believe there is a better way to resolve these issues and protect the arts and humanities at the same time.

To bridge this divide, CAA is pleased to release Guidelines for Addressing Proposed Substantive Changes to an art, Art History or Design Unit or Program at Colleges and Universities.

Conference Assistant – 2019 CAA Annual Conference

Join us as a conference assistant in 2019! CAA encourages students, emerging professionals, and others in the New York City area to apply, particularly those with strengths in hospitality and technology.

CAA employs assistants throughout the conference from Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, February 16. Assistants provide essential support to ensure a successful conference: welcoming participants and attendees, helping answer questions and monitor activities, plus troubleshooting problems that may arise.

Deadline: December 19, 2018

Role Description:
Assistants ensure that session rooms and other venues are prepared prior to the start time, help participants, assist with AV, and communicate with on-site AV technicians as needed. Assistants also monitor session rooms, conference badge and ticket adherence, record attendance numbers, and help prepare for the next session or event.
Assistants working in the registration area direct attendees to check-in areas, answer questions about conference, CAA membership, the CAA 2019 app, and support CAA staff.

Requirements:
Successful applicants will be friendly, communicative problem solvers who are comfortable in a customer service role, able to navigate crowds quickly as well as being patient and flexible in a busy environment.
Experience with projectors and both MAC and PC laptops is essential. Familiarity with New York City and the subway is preferred.

Employment details:
Assistants are paid $12 per hour and receive complimentary full-conference registration. Assistants are required to work a minimum of 20 hours (or a maximum of 32 hours) over the four days of the conference. Attendance at a one-hour (paid) training meeting Tuesday night, February 12, 2019, is required.

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents and able to fill out a W-9 employment form.

For more information: Scroll down to “Work at the Conference” for more information.

To apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcHYWwJPQnUgXwH62nwMgv6U0n2V0lKjtoJ8umuwg-VLOD6w/viewform

 

Help Shape CAA’s New Guidelines for Addressing Changes to Visual Arts Programs at Colleges and Universities

About the Project:

Over the past few months there have been an alarming number of colleges and universities throughout the nation—from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point to University of Texas at Austin—taking actions we perceive as detrimental to the education of future generations in the arts and humanities, particularly in the fields of art history, studio art, and design.

From our perspective, in many instances, it appears that decisions to merge departments, eliminate degrees, or reduce libraries are largely transactional in nature, designed to balance present-day budgets. Continue reading “Help Shape CAA’s New Guidelines for Addressing Changes to Visual Arts Programs at Colleges and Universities”