The Best Way to Predict the Future: Invent It

By:
Sally McRorie
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How will the organizational structures of higher education change over the next decade? What will be the major drivers of policy and practice? How will all these factors affect the education of visual and performing artists and the lives of faculty members in the visual and performing arts? The presentation addresses these questions by focusing on nine important drivers of higher education, including the rapidly increasing diversity of arts students in terms of their preferred learning styles, non-linear thinking patterns, and status as digital natives, particularly as compared with many current faculty with whom they work. How can higher education help invent the future of arts programs to best serve students in the next decade?


Keywords: Higher Education, Future Trends, Faculty, Students
Stream: Arts Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Sally McRorie

Dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance, Florida State University
USA

Sally McRorie serves as Dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University; over 120 full-time faculty; and over 1,700 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Prior professional experiences include service as the Chair of the Department of Art Education at FSU, Co-Director of the Florida Institute for Art Education, Co-Chair of the Getty and Annenberg Foundations’ $37 million project “Transforming Education through the Arts,” and Chair of Art and Design at Purdue University. Published widely in the fields of art, art education, and aesthetics;over 100 lectures and presentations nationally and internationally;numerous awards including the Manuel Barkan Award for Outstanding Paper Published in Art Education, and the Florida Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award.

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