Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2013-43
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 25, 2013
Date of Second Reading: April 22, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts–Office of the Dean -for the establishment of a graduate certificate- Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – Office of the Dean – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts
Rationale: Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts is an evolving area of art and design that uses community participation, reciprocal organizational relationships, and collaboration in public contexts to promote civic dialogue and investigate pressing issues of our time.
This certificate program provides a theoretical framework, rigorous training, and field experience in arts and design in civic and applied settings. Students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are the target audience, although the certificate is open to students from across the university. Course credit in the in the certificate can also apply towards a student’s major field of study in any of the units in the Herberger Institute, making it appealing to students already seeking a master’s degree.