Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

NAEA ED&I Commission: Call for Commissioners

Nomination Deadline: February 27, 2023

ED&I Commission Vision

The NAEA ED&I Commission aims to center perspectives and amplify the voices of historically minoritized and/or underserved art educators and learners.

The purpose of the NAEA ED&I Commission is:

  • to empower art educators to enact change that ultimately fosters greater diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility throughout their state organizations and professional communities of practice.
  • to do the necessary and important work of examining systemic inequities and incite organizational change within art education. to reimagine an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible art education for all learners. ]’]p; All current NAEA members who have an interest and meet the following criteria for serving in this national leadership role are encouraged to apply.

Open Positions:

  • Associate Chair
  • Division Commissioners
    • Supervision and Administration
    • Secondary
    • Elementary
    • At-Large

Associate Chair

The Associate Chair of the ED&I Commission supports the Chair of the ED&I Commission and the Past Chair of the ED&I Commission, as well as helps facilitate the work of the Commissioners.

Duties of the Associate Chair of the ED&I Commission may include the following:

  • Assist the Chair of the ED&I Commission and the Past Chair of the ED&I Commission in conducting the work of the ED&I Commission;
  • Serve on the ED&I Commission Nominations Committee;
  • Review the literature of the field within the art education and more broadly of any research from outside the field that impacts teaching and learning;
  • Succeed to the office of Chair of the ED&I Commission upon successful completion of the term of office of the Associate Chair of the ED&I Commission.

Qualifications for Associate Chair of the ED&I Commission

The Associate Chair of the ED&I Commission should have:

  • Established record of equity, diversity, and inclusion work, research, grants, and/or research publications;
  • Broad knowledge about current research and writing about ED&I research;
  • Demonstrated successful organizational, administrative, and leadership capacities;
  • Demonstrated successful leadership within NAEA or a comparable organization or institution at the state and national levels;
  • Demonstrated a record of initiating impactful projects;
  • Ability to serve for 6 years (2 as Associate Chair, 2 as Chair, and 2 as the Past Chair);
  • Need to maintain NAEA membership.

Term of Office: (6-year commitment)

April 2023–March 2029

The Associate Chair transitions to Chair after 2 years (2025–2027), and then to Past Chair (2027–2029) following that.

Nominations:

Submit your nomination (self-nominations encouraged) online before 11:59pm ET on February 27, 2023. Appointments will be announced March 15, 2023.

Click here to nominate or self-nominate.


Division Commissioners

ED&I Commissioners must demonstrate a commitment to social justice work as it supports NAEA’s vision and purpose.

Call for ED&I Commissioners in the following Divisions:

  • Supervision and Administration
  • Secondary
  • Elementary
  • At-Large

Duties of ED&I Commissioners:

  • Be passionate about ED&I work and exercising emerging or sustaining leadership in the field;
  • Be able and willing to initiate impactful projects related to implementing the final recommendations of the ED&I Task Force;
  • Be able and willing to serve at least 2 years and participate at an in-person summer convening with the ED&I Commission each year (travel costs covered by NAEA);
  • Assist in prioritizing ED&I-related themes, issues, or questions as submitted to the ED&I Commission;
  • Assist in exploring funding sources to support the work of the working groups and the ED&I Commission;
  • Assist in identifying exemplary ED&I work and/or reporting on it and initiating recommended actions to serve our field;
  • Act as a public representative of the ED&I community in the field of visual arts education; and
  • Assist in identifying candidates and in selecting a slate of candidates for Chair of the ED&I Commission, Associate Chair, and Commissioners to be submitted to the NAEA Board of Directors for its approval.

Qualifications for ED&I Commissioners:

  • Have ED&I-related experience at the level they are representing;
  • Be a passionate advocate for the ED&I needs of members within the Division;
  • Have experience with ED&I work in their community and/or organization;
  • Have demonstrated strong organizational and administrative capabilities;
  • Have demonstrated emerging or sustaining leadership within NAEA or a comparable organization or institution at the state and national levels;
  • Act as a representative of the diverse ED&I community in the visual arts education field;
  • Hold NAEA membership and be in good standing; and
  • Have the ability to serve for 2 years as a Commissioner.

Nominations:

Submit your nomination (self-nominations encouraged) online before 11:59pm ET on February 27, 2023. Appointments will be announced March 15, 2023.

Click here to nominate or self-nominate.


Questions regarding applying?

Please feel free to contact the following:

Browning Neddeau
ED&I Commission Chair: bmneddeau@csuchico.edu
Anna Pilhoefer
ED&I Commission Associate Chair: apilhoefer@sbunified.org
Ray Yang
NAEA Director of ED&I and Special Initiatives: ryang@arteducators.org

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