Committees

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS COMMITTEE 

Chaired by Carmenita Higginbotham / Board Liaison Sarah Bay-Cheng


Vision: 
The Creative Collaborations Committee promotes and facilitates sharing peer knowledge and experience as ICFAD members navigate changes and opportunities in arts in higher education, resulting in a robust cross-pollination of ideas related to art, design, technology, and interdisciplinary research initiatives.

Term: The Chairperson is respectfully requested to serve a two-year term. 
Committee members are encouraged to self-assess their effectiveness
on an annual basis.

Goals
  • identify and plan at least one online discussion or program annually
    which is focused on institutional collaborations and cross-disciplinary
    initiatives that might include disciplines such as fine arts, design, architecture,
    media and film, communication, health and science, and creative technologies,
    business, or other areas
  • engage members with opportunities to share their institutions’ community
    or interdisciplinary collaborations to enrich dialog and increase
    opportunities for other members
Suggested Additional Activities
  • consider and develop a membe­r discussion series where ICFAD members
    have opportunity to share prese
    ntations about arts collaborations
    representing a variety of institutions 
  • engage thought leaders as speakers who might serve to inform
    on the future of arts, creative technologies, and cross-disciplinary curriculum
    and civic engagement in higher education
  • consider and develop new programs facilitating the development of relationships
    among arts institutions of higher education where relationships may not have
    previously existed
  • consider and develop new programs designed to sustain momentum
    of relationship-building between ICFAD conferences, international symposium,
    and other in-person events


Committee Chair 
Carmenita Higginbotham


Board Liaison
Sarah Bay-Cheng


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee

Co-chaired by Rubén Graciani and George Brown / Board Liaison Eileen Strempel

Vision: The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee develops goals and guiding principles that supports fine arts deans and executive arts administrators in creating more inclusive environments within the ICFAD organization and at their institutions. The Committee addresses issues related to inequities and systemic racism and promotes the development and mentoring of higher education arts administrators of diverse backgrounds. In an effort to broaden the voices represented by, and included in the arts in higher education, ICFAD commits itself as an organization to the work of being an actively anti-racist organization.

Term: The Chairperson is respectfully requested to serve a two-year term. Committee members are encouraged to self-assess their effectiveness on an annual basis.

Goals
  • identify an expert or panel of experienced thought leaders in diversity and inclusion to facilitate at least one online discussion or presentation annually
  • identify an expert or panel of experienced thought leaders in diversity and inclusion to facilitate one presentation for ICFAD’s Annual Conference
  • routinely seek information about what member institutions arts units are doing to address diversity and inclusion and update the ICFAD website to serve as a clearinghouse of information and resources for ICFAD members
  • working with the Leadership Development Committee, promote the development and mentoring of higher education administrators of diverse backgrounds
Suggested Additional Activities
  • review annually and propose edits to ICFAD’s Anti-Racism Statement 
  • collaborate with other professional associations and organizations to partner on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the arts

Committee Chair 
Rubén Graciani


Board Liaison
George Brown


Global Connections Committee

Co-Chaired by Amir Berbic and Royce Smith / Board Liaison Royce Smith

Vision: The Global Connections Committee is dedicated to the connection and enhancement of a worldwide community of arts executives in higher education. The Committee cultivates and nurtures working relationships between international arts institutions and organizations that advance common goals of global discussion and collaboration. The Committee strives to engender genuine understanding and appreciation of the arts in cultures from around the world.

Term: The Chairperson is respectfully requested to serve a two-year term. Committee members are encouraged to self-assess their effectiveness on an annual basis.

Goals
  • working with professional associations and organizations globally
  • partner in directing and providing at least one online discussion with international colleagues annually
  • plan and facilitate one presentation with international colleagues for ICFAD’s Annual Conference
  • routinely meet to discuss possible new programming which encourages opportunities for international engagement for ICFAD members
Suggested Additional Activities
  • seek information about member institution arts unit’s relationships with institutions abroad
  • update the database tracking this information used to extend invitations to in-person conferences and meetings
  • work with the ICFAD Executive Director to plan and accompany and lead ICFAD members in International Symposiums and Global Seminars
  • monitor the changing dynamics of arts in higher education from a global perspective and develop member programs for collaborative discussion
  • facilitate deans’ and executive arts administrators’ ability to participate in international programming offered by ICFAD

Committee Co-Chair
Amir Berbic

Committee Co-Chair & Board Liaison
Royce Smith


Leadership Development Committee

Chaired by Peg Faimon / Board Liaison John Scheib

Vision: The Leadership Development Committee strives to inspire enthusiasm for leadership opportunities in the arts in higher education while providing networking, mentoring, and learning experiences related to leadership and arts management. Committee goals include identifying critical issues facing arts administrators; assisting members in developing and enhancing their leadership abilities; and addressing challenges facing university arts faculty and staff; supporting those already serving in leadership roles; and nurturing those just starting their leadership trajectory.

Term: The Chairperson is respectfully requested to serve a two-year term. Committee members are encouraged to self-assess their effectiveness on an annual basis.

Goals
  • oversee the development and presentation of ICFAD’s Leadership Development Workshop annually
  • in addition to the Leadership Development Workshop, identify an expert or panel of experienced thought leaders in leadership development to facilitate at least one online discussion or presentation annually
  • identify an expert or panel of experienced thought leaders in leadership development to facilitate one presentation for ICFAD’s Annual Conference
  • working with the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee, promote the development and mentoring of higher education administrators of diverse backgrounds
Suggested Additional Activities
  • partner with other professional associations and organizations developing online leadership development discussions and programs
  • develop discussions and programs benefiting various constituencies – new chairs and directors, deans, founding deans, etc.
  • provide mentoring programs for those who are considering transitioning or have recently transitioned into administrative roles in arts higher education
  • meet with first-time conference attendees to prepare them to take full advantage of ICFAD conference opportunities for learning and networking
  • facilitate re-connecting opportunities for alumni of ICFAD’s Leadership Development Workshop

 


Committee Chair
Peg Faimon

Board Liaison
John Scheib