Criteria to Serve on the NAEA Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Applications must be submitted on or before October 29, 2017

Personal Qualities

Demonstrates a commitment to social justice work, and shows support for NAEA’s mission

  • Collaborates well with others
  • Thinks strategically
  • Displays positive attitude and responds positively to change
  • Shows personal drive and integrity
  • Communicates clearly (verbally and in writing)

Relevant Skills and Abilities (Experience)

Maintains or is establishing a leadership track record with wide-ranging experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives

  • Has a personal history of underrepresentation or experience teaching/working with underrepresented populations
  • Advocates for equity, diversity, and inclusion (willing to stand up and speak out on behalf of marginalized and disenfranchised others)
  • Participates with other organizations, groups, or institutions who are doing equity, diversity, and inclusion work
  • Has research experience and/or a strong interest in research
  • Has access to technology and is willing and able to interface with technology


Shows an awareness of current sociological issues surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Displays cultural competence (ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people from cultures and/or belief systems other than one’s own)
  • Has knowledge of research in art education concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion

Diversity of Perspective(s)

Contributes to a diversity of perspectives (i.e., background, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, region, division, interest groups, grade levels, etc.)

  • Shows respect for different perspectives
  • Values diversity and individual difference

Professional Expectations/Requirements

Capable of fulfilling the professional obligations of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Active NAEA Membership
  • Fourteen month (minimum) commitment (from January 2018 through March 2019)
  • Travel and participation in task force meetings:
    • Two face-to-face meetings: NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia (January 26 – 28, 2018) and 2018 NAEA National Convention in Seattle. The final report and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Directors and members during the 2019 NAEA Convention in Boston. (NAEA will cover travel and expenses for the meeting in Alexandria.)
    • Virtual Meetings: A series of videoconferences will be scheduled by the task force as plans are developed to meet its charge.

Complete online application here

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