Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

NAEA ED&I Commission: Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: February 9, 2024

The nomination period for this opportunity ended on February, 9, 2024.

NAEA seeks nominations for Commissioner positions on the NAEA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Commission. The 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:

  • Middle Level
  • Higher Education
  • Preservice
  • Museum Education
  • 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,be in good standing; and
  • Have the ability to serve for 2 years as a Commissioner.

Nomination Process:

Submit your nomination (self-nominations encouraged) online before 11:59 pm ET on February 9, 2024.

Nominations for all positions must include the following materials:

  • Nominee CV or resume.
  • Two letters of support that address the nominee’s qualifications in meeting the criteria to serve on the ED&I Commission (PDF file preferred).

  • Responses from the nominee to the following:

    • A statement of interest in serving on the ED&I Commission. Provide the response through the lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The statement should incorporate your personal qualifications.
    • An overview of your experience, service, scholarship, and leadership in the work of establishing greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.
    • Address how you have increased your knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
    • Explain how your background, knowledge, and skills support your ability to contribute to diverse perspectives.
    • List questions, challenges, and issues you believe need to be addressed in the work of establishing greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.

The nomination period ended on February, 9, 2024.

Nomination deadline: February 9, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
Appointments: Announced March 15, 2024


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