College of Performing & Visual Arts
 

Arts Administration - Current Students

Announcements

  • GRADUATION INFORMATION: For information on SUU graduation happening THIS WEEK, please visit https://www.suu.edu/graduation/.
  • For up-to-date information on the SUU response to COVID-19, please visit the SUU Coronavirus Health Notice page.
  • Registration is open for Fall Semester. If you have any questions about that process, please contact your academic advisor (Last Name A-K is Rachel, Last Name L-Z is Josh).
  • New Students: Please follow the program on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: SUU-AA on Facebook (Arts Administration at Southern Utah University), SUU-AA on Twitter (@SUUArtAdm), and SUU-AA on Instagram (@SUUArtAdm). We've even made it easy for you... just use the buttons to the left!

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative

As faculty of the Arts Administration program, we have been trying to figure out the best way to convey our feelings regarding recent events. Individually, we have both tried to examine our own biases, and work to stand as allies. We have spent the last few weeks reading, watching, and most importantly, listening.

We say, without equivocation, that black lives matter.

We’ve also been talking a lot about these issues in higher education, and how that affects the Arts Administration Program. We are deeply committed to creating a safe, supportive, positive, and an engaging culture of discussion and learning.

We do, however, acknowledge our own racial and cultural biases, and recognize that the Arts Administration Program needs to address these systemic issues and pledge to make changes related to the program and to us as faculty.

As such, we commit to the following:

  • CURRICULUM: We will undertake a thorough examination of our current courses to ensure that we are including examples and information from BIPOC and organizations of color.
  • RECRUITMENT: We will make a concerted effort to expand the scope of our recruiting and admissions practices to ensure that we are seeking cultural, geographic, and artistic diversity.
  • TRAINING: As faculty and staff, we will participate regularly in anti-bias and anti-racist training through the university, and will give our students the same opportunities for such training.
  • LEADERSHIP: As faculty and staff, we commit to constant personal education on issues related to anti-racism and bias, setting the tone for such exploration for the whole program.

As Arts Administrators, we are in the business of critically examining imperfect systems, and collaboratively making those systems better. This will be an imperfect and evolving process, but we are deeply committed to the work.

Rachel Parker, Director
Joshua Stavros, Associate Director