Learn about the Preservice Division
March 10, 2021
History and Current Mission of the NAEA Preservice Division
As the newest Division, NAEA Preservice is growing and thriving. Representing and supporting all college students in art education and related fields, undergraduate and graduate, the Preservice Division works to foster the next face of art education in our nation.
We owe it all to the support of the NAEA as a whole, and the visionary leadership of our Student Chapter presidents. Key members of the Student Chapter Issues Group put forth a request to the Board for consideration to become a full-fledged seat at the table. After careful study, the Board recommended action by the 2013 Delegates Assembly. Once presented with the recommendation at the 2013 Assembly, registered delegates voted unanimously to recommend the establishment of the Preservice Division to the membership for consideration and a vote. Members voted “yes” on the proposed Preservice Division and related amendment to the NAEA Constitution.
The Preservice Division leadership structure has since transitioned to align with the NAEA Division structures, now consisting of a Division Director and Regional Division Directors. Representing 11% of the total NAEA membership, we are a dedicated and engaged voice in the field. We now have a wide array of leadership roles available for full-time art education and related field college students.
There is always room for more connections and contacts within this growing Division. Please join, follow, and friend the Preservice Division on our various social media platforms. Also, connect with our leadership directly via phone or email. Share what is working with your Student Chapter, and look to other Student Chapters for support and ideas. Below are all of the ways you can get involved now.
NAEA wants to help you make the most of this school year and make sure that we’re giving you the support you need. Find resources created just for you by the NAEA Preservice team in the new NAEA Preservice Toolkit. It includes a benefits summary, syllabus, and Student Chapter Registration Form.
Enroll as a Student and as an Institution Annually
Contact the Preservice Division Board Members to learn how to register your Student Chapter, and to learn about the many benefits to joining and maintaining membership with NAEA Preservice Division. Download the Student Chapter Registration Form.
Connect to Our Online Community
For information beyond our monthly newsletters, join the new Collaborate online forum for the latest news and information in addition to access to resources and networking with NAEA members (see Preservice Division under list of Communities). You can also add the NAEA Preservice to your Google+ circles for updates and announcements.
View the latest newsletter here.
- Volume 2, Issue 3: June/July 2017
- Volume 2, Issue 2: March 2017 - Special Convention Issue
- Volume 2, Issue 1: January/February 2017
- Volume 1, Issue 7: November/December 2016
- Volume 1, Issue 6: September/October 2016
- Volume 1, Issue 5: February 2016
- Volume 1: Issue 4: December 2015/January 2016
- Volume 1, Issue 3: November 2015
- Volume 1, Issue 2: October 2015
- Volume 1, Issue 1: September 2015
Preservice on Spotify
Listen while you work! Tune into the creatively-curated NAEA Preservice playlist on Spotify and get inspired.
Outstanding Student Chapter Award
In recognition of outstanding activities carried out during the year by a Student Chapter, the Retired Art Educators Interest Group (RAEA) annually invites nominations for the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, sponsored by the RAEA. The award, to be given annually, honors an outstanding NAEA Student Chapter. The RAEA/NAEA presents a certificate and monetary award to the selected chapter. The award is funded by donations and with proceeds earned from the RAEA Silent Auction, which is held each year at the NAEA National Convention’s Artisans Gallery. The selected chapter is encouraged to use the funds to help support student members who attend the NAEA National Convention or for special projects.
Any active, currently registered student chapter except the chapter that won the previous year is eligible. Must be a registered NAEA Student Chapter with NAEA effective through the NAEA National Convention, March 4-6, 2021 (annual registration required).
The application for the 2021 award closed on December 1, 2020.
The Award Selection Committee includes an appointed active RAEA member as chair/coordinator, serving without vote; the current Preservice Division Director as an ex-officio member, serving without vote; two (2) active RAEA members appointed by the RAEA President; and the student chapter advisor of the past year’s winning chapter, each with a vote (three voting members.)
Please direct questions about the award to Linda Willis Fisher, Preservice Liaison, at email@example.com.
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