NAEA Members are Invited to Apply to be a Member of the NAEA Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Deadline to Submit Application: October 29, 2017

The NAEA Board is creating a Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion to help answer the vital question, “What constitutes a diverse professional community that ensures equity, and is inclusive?” The task force will be charged with the following:

To (1) review NAEA’s history through the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion; (2) identify similar initiatives underway with other professional organizations and study implications for NAEA’s work; (3) understand the demographics of the profession across the NAEA community and throughout the field as a whole; and (4) develop a final report that (a) summarizes the work and (b) makes recommendations to the NAEA Board of Directors to include strategies toward enhancing and sustaining a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse professional community.

The task force will engage in thoughtful research and study of the NAEA community and the profession at large. Contributions by its members, through their individual and collective knowledge and experience, will be key to designing recommendations for careful consideration by the NAEA Board of Directors.

If you are interested in national service and meet the criteria, you are invited to apply to serve on the NAEA Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Complete applications must be submitted on or before October 29, 2017. Questions should be directed to

NAEA member Wanda B. Knight, Associate Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University, has been appointed chair of the task force by NAEA President Kim Defibaugh.

Applicants will be notified of selections by December 1, 2017.

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