Goals & Objectives
CPVA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2008-09
Continuing Initiatives and Activities
- Enhance recruitment and retention programs in each department.
- Expand Marketing/PR activities and audience development for all CPVA Departments, Programs and Affiliates.
- Continue to monitor enrollment management plans in each department to maximize existing resources.
- Ensure CPVA faculty are applying for Faculty Development Grants for each review cycle.
- Follow up on the accreditation process of all SUU arts departments:
- Complete responses to NASM issues in Music by May 2009
- Complete responses to NASAD issues in Art & Design by Sept. 2008
- Continue developing self-study in Theatre for future NAST accreditation
New initiatives for 2008-09
- Implement the CPVA 10th Anniversary celebratory events for 2008-09.
- Complete the fundraising plans for the college within the overall goals of the SUU Future is Rising Capital Campaign. Work with CPVA Development Director to coordinate and implement fundraising initiatives for the departments and the new Center for the Arts and Arts Education.
- Develop conceptual design plans and a detailed building program for the spaces within the new Arts Center by May 2009.
- Develop a long-range plan for the Music Building and South Hall relative to the Music Department by May 2009.
- Create CPVA National Advisory Board and secure members from each arts discipline by May 2009.
- Develop and approve new policy for the operation of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.
- Secure the funding to hire a full time Director/Curator for the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery by July 1, 2009.
- Review and assess department faculty needs: Art & Design - Graphic Design, Photography, and Sculpture, Music – Vocal Performance/Choral Conducting, Theatre & Dance – Music Theatre.
- Secure approval for the BFA in Interior Design program (R401 proposal) by February 2010.
- Activate the Utah Center for Arts Administration upon approval by SUU Trustees and the Board of Regents
- Develop and offer a 1-day arts management workshop for spring semester of 2009
- Develop and offer a two or three-day arts management workshop for the summer of 2009
- Develop one online course for the fall semester of 2009
- Implement plans for the Music Department to become a participant in the USF/SUU High School Shakespeare Competition by October 2009.
- Assess the feasibility of establishing a BFA in Dance by Fall 2012.
Challenges and Opportunities in 2008-09
Art & Design
- Address the problem of more demand than faculty in Graphic Design and Photography – both an opportunity and a challenge
- Address the problem of a Ceramics/Sculpture Emphasis with no faculty member in sculpture, the demand from Snow College transfer students in sculpture, and the frequency of 3D Design and sculpture classes all of which indicate the need of a faculty line in sculpture.
- Advocate for Interior Design program R401 proposal going forward to the Board or Regents. If allowed to go forward, we could have as many as 20 majors in two years. This program is a great opportunity to position SUU in a high student demand area
- A short-term plan (next 5 years) needs to be created to address space constraints the department faces
- Develop a plan to cap high demand areas within the major if additional resources are not available
- Continue to develop the departments involvement with the High School Shakespeare Competition
- Develop plans for sustained growth in the number of majors over the next five years
- Increase scholarship opportunities for students
- The limited music facilities space continues to hamper growth. Formulate a short-term plan (next 2 years) to address reclaiming Music Room 209 for department use
- Implement the Music Technology Lab
- Continue addressing poor condition of many of the music instruments in the department
- Develop plan for Music Department participating in the High School Shakespeare Competition by Fall of 2009
Theatre & Dance
It is important to remember when outlining the department needs that Theatre and Dance are really two departments under one roof and that each of the disciplines with many different needs.
- Develop plans to increase the number Dance majors over the next five years
- Assess the feasibility of establishing a BFA in Dance
- Address the acoustic treatment to the dance studios
- Create a proposal to add another full-time tenure-track faculty position in dance
- Develop a plan for funding a staff accompanist for Dance
- Implement the new BFA degree and monitor progress in growing the program
- Develop concrete action steps to better integrate the new BFA with the programmatic activities of the Utah Shakespearean Festival
- Seek another studio space for Theatre to use so Music can use reclaim room 209 in the Music building in the next 2 years
- Develop budget plan to fund the costume shop manager as a full-time (9 months) benefited position, in partnership with the Utah Shakespearean Festival
- Develop budget plan to fund a scene shop manager as above
- Assess current curricular offerings in MFA Arts Administration degree to better support professional development mission
- Continue refining the relationship of the graduate assistantship with the CPVA office and its departments, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival
- Develop workshop and online course content in support of the Utah Center for Arts Administration
- Implement plans for the newly reorganized and reconfigured ensemble
- Assess the effectiveness of the changes
American Folk Ballet
- Further develop plans to license Burch Mann’s choreography and present at least one of her pieces on the spring SUU Faculty Dance Concert
- Develop a more suitable environment to store costumes and other artifacts from the Bruch Mann and American Folk Ballet collection
Artist Services Program
- Develop a sustainable system to support our faculty with bookings for off campus presentations in Music, Theatre, and Dance
- Develop a long-range plan for providing adequate funding for a benefited position for the Ballroom Dance Program
- Redesign the budget to include an Assistant to the Director
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
- Address the long-term problem of staffing the gallery with a full-time Director and an Education Coordinator
- Assess which work from the collection could be sold to assist with stabilizing the financial operations of the gallery