Opportunities

Re-imagining a More Inclusive Advancement Office

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

In this discussion, Kim Nyoni, Associate Vice President for Development at UNLV (please also see this article) will unpack a few thoughts that may be applicable in a variety of university advancement offices.

Roundtable Presentations

Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2, 2020

Through the years, ICFAD’s Roundtable Sessions have served as a catalyst for great discussions, developing potential partnerships, and envisioning future endeavors. This year’s online Roundtable Presentations are proudly sponsored by



Success Over the Bottom Line

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The session will be led by Jean Marie Gath and William Murray, FAIA, arts planning experts from Pfeiffer Partners Architects, known for the design of fine and performing arts facilities, along with Sean Ryan, FRICS, a costing expert with 40 years of experience  and demonstrated success in estimating facilities for the arts. Sean is a Principal with Venue, an estimating and cost control service, specializing in performing, visual, educational and entertainment arts projects.
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Leonardo's Children: Stories on Creativity by Fine Arts Leaders
that will Blow your Mind

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hosted by Aldemaro Romero, Jr., Immediate Past Dean, Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, CUNY Baruch College, Steve Peters, Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Montevallo
This session is in partnership with CCAS (Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences).

Accessing Theater When the Stages are Shut Down: Utilizing "Playing on Air: A Theater Podcast"

Thursday, October 22, 2020

In this webinar, developed specifically for ICFAD and ATHE, members of the Playing on Air team will highlight how Playing on Air can best be utilized in higher education. We will also introduce our new Education Initiative, which was developed as an all-purpose teaching tool and resource, but has since recognized the unique potential and perfect application of audio theater in this time of Covid 19.

 


Previous Opportunities

ICFAD Discusses: Follow-up Discussion: What Are Arts Colleges Doing About Racism?

Thursday, August 27, 2020 

Stephen Carpenter, Dean, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University
Charles O’Connor, Dean, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
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Healthy Buildings – Beyond Social Distancing
Thursday, July 30, 2020 / 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 – 4:30 Central / 2:30 – 3:30 Mountain / 1:30 – 2:30 Pacific
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A Panel of Engineers, Architects, and Scientists throughout the Tetra Tech organization and Beck Design collaborated to contribute solutions that can help create “Healthier  Spaces”. We also retained Dr. Bahnfleth, Chairman of the ASHRAE COVID-19 task force as part of the team to provide information to our clients. The research and data goes beyond social distancing and creating spaces that are spatially function post COVID 19.  When looking at physical environment design concepts we are focusing on 4 main strategies to create a checklist for healthier buildings – Architectural, Material, HVAC and Technology. This information is critical for performance spaces, large musical / art gatherings and classrooms. The Facilities Staff find this instrumental in keeping spaces as healthy as possible.

Presenters were:

Scott Caesar, PE, Senior Vice President, Cosentini
Donald K. Beck, Jr. AIA, NCIDQ, Partner-In-Charge, Beck Design
Paula Beck, Interiors Director, Beck Design
Casey Tarp, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Managing Partner

Changing Spaces: Re-thinking Arts and Architecture Facilities and Resources in the Age of COVID-19
Thursday, July 23, 2020
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 – 5:00 Central / 2:30 – 4:00 Mountain / 1:30 – 3:00 Pacific

Facilitated by Royce Smith, Dean, College of Arts & Architecture, Montana State University
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As universities that plan to incorporate some aspects of face-to-face instruction in the fall work through the associated logistical, epidemiological and institutional challenges, many of us have been asked to rethink our teaching, to reconceptualize our resources and facilities and to adapt teaching to health-focused (as opposed to solely pedagogical) priorities. As we navigate the new realities presented to us by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we employ the adaptability, flexibility and innovative spirit that has always characterized what we do to serve us during these unprecedented times? How might we rethink space, teaching and interactivity in ways that our sensitive both to health and well-being and student success.
Dr. Smith was joined by Susan Lowance AIA and Stephen Van Dyck AIA of LMN Architects, who shared early observations and speculations about the adaptation and rethinking of campus spaces in response to the pandemic. This collaborative discussion allowed us to brainstorm some of the institutional solutions that our members have established, rely on one another as a sounding board for ongoing problems related to fall planning and share current information and guidance related to best-of instructional practices in the age of COVID-19.
Rough notes were taken by participants in different discussion rooms and shared at the conclusion of the session. We’ve made them available here, compiled and unedited.

Inspiring Civic Engagement through Theatre - Navigating the New Play Exchange
Thursday, July 16, 2020
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 – 5:00 Central / 2:30 – 4:00 Mountain / 1:30 – 3:00 Pacific


To study Shakespeare, you go to the Riverside edition. To study contemporary drama, you need the New Play Exchange.

The New Play Exchange is the world’s largest digital library of plays by living writers. With more than 35,000 scripts by more than 8,500 writers – and growing each day – the utility of this tool in our current educational climate is limitless. In this hour-long webinar designed specifically for Deans and their Directors of Theatre, the Architect and Chief Evangelist for the NPX, Gwydion Suilebhan, will share how the New Play Exchange can be used to study theater, especially in a remote-learning environment. In addition to providing access to this growing canon, students and educators can use the NPX to gain access to professional playwrights, dramaturgs, and other theater-makers, and use the robust search functionality to inspire civic engagement on a range of topics from climate change to #BlackLivesMatter.

National New Play Network is the country’s alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays. In 2015, NNPN launched the New Play Exchange, and in 2019 created an Education subscription that uses IP whitelisting technology to make this revolutionary tool available to students around the world. We are pleased to offer a new webinar to specifically highlight the uses of the NPX for educators.

Movement, Posture and Form: Dancing Our Way Through a Global Pandemic
Thursday, July 9, 2020
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 – 5:00 Central / 2:30 – 4:00 Mountain / 1:30 – 3:00 Pacific

Facilitated by James Frazier, Dean, College of Fine Arts, Florida State University and Onye Ozuzu, Dean, College of the Arts, University of Florida

In Movement, Posture and Form: Dancing Our Way Through a Global Pandemic,  Deans James Frazier and Ozuzu, College of Fine Arts, Florida State University hosted a dialogue to explore how dance and the performing arts are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; how it will affect faculty and students in the classroom and studio in fall 2020; and how it could impact international  opportunities for faculty and student exchange over the next five years.
Rough notes were taken by participants in different discussion rooms and shared at the conclusion of the session. We’ve made them available here, compiled and unedited.


This Time Has to Be Different: 
What Are Arts Colleges Doing about Racism
?
Thursday, June 18, 2020 / 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 – 5:00 Central / 2:30 – 4:00 Mountain / 1:30 – 3:00 Pacific
 

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The fire this time? Like you, many arts leaders have been watching with sorrow and astonishment as the events of protest and police confrontation unfolded these past two weeks in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Like you, many of us feel that this time has to be different and cannot just be another instance of collective rage followed by inured acceptance.  We need more than talk of social justice. We need social action. Please join our community of university arts leaders as we share creative ways to meet this moment and support our students and friends of color. This discussion was facilitated by Charles O’Connor, Dean, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska – Lincoln and B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Dean, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University. Suggested reading and listening: We Cannot Return to Normal and Black Like Me, past, present and future: Behind the Stratford Festival Curtain

Navigating Extreme Uncertainty to Reimagine Higher Education
Friday, June 12, 2020 | 8 – 10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has created extreme uncertainty for schools leaders, faced with consequential decisions at multiple levels. Regardless of when and how schools reopen in the Fall, the coronavirus will require us to think differently about how we approach our work and it will challenge many assumptions about our education system. In this experiential workshop led by Stanford d.school educators from the University Innovation Fellows program, your campus team will explore tools that combine human centered design and futures thinking to help craft clarity out of ambiguity towards reimagining higher education.

Defining Boundaries in a Virtual World

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 2 p.m. EDT

Some of the impact of COVID-19 is visible and well-documented, but critics have suggested that the pandemic could have repercussions for our democratic societies that are far less visible. Decision-making by governments in times of social upheaval is not always immediate or transparent. This makes us consider whether democratic processes should be subjected to more scrutiny. Protecting privacy during turbulent times as people utilize virtual meetings for both professional and private connections is increasingly problematic. How can educational institutions and the arts work together to protect the health and safety, economy, and privacy of those they serve? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health practices, the global economy, and the way we live. The arts in higher education have been severely affected, with institutions around the world slowly reopening for fall 2020 and planning being developed for new ways to teach and learn. Some of the impact of COVID-19 is visible and well-documented, but critics have suggested that the pandemic could have repercussions for our democratic societies that are far less visible. Decision-making by governments in times of social upheaval is not always immediate or transparent. This makes us consider whether democratic processes should be subjected to more scrutiny. Protecting privacy during turbulent times as people utilize virtual meetings for both professional and private connections is increasingly problematic. How can educational institutions and the arts work together to protect the health and safety, economy, and privacy of those they serve? This virtual conversation was moderated by David White of the University of the Arts London and featured three speakers: Ariel GuersenzvaigKarin Harrasser and Hael Kobayashi