New Name: Arts Administration, Education and Policy
Just in time for the new academic year, the Department of Art Education has a new name. According to Chair Debbie Smith-Shank, the new name, Arts Administration, Education and Policy, is a better representation of the courses, scholarship and practices conducted in the department to educate art teachers, arts administrators and arts policy makers.
“The new name more accurately reflects the breadth of the activities within our department,” Smith-Shank said. “Our degrees in arts management, arts policy and administration, and art education, along with our minor in arts entrepreneurship, and graduate specializations in museum education and material culture all focus on a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the arts.”
She said the name change recognizes the department’s involvement in academic, policy, and arts organizational worlds. “It maintains our sense of what it means to prepare future generations to teach, shape, and practice the arts in the 21st century,” she said.
The department, currently housed in temporary quarters in Ohio Stadium, will move into its new permanent home in the renovated Sullivant Hall in autumn 2013.
(Photo: Arts Administration, Education and Policy graduate students with Professor Wayne Lawson attend a gallery lecture in Valparaiso, Chile, earlier this month.)
(Front page image: Students Emma Kroon Van Diest, Lauren M Flaherty, Stephanie Proffitt, Caroline Glenn, Tiffany Lewis)