Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: February 1, 2021
Date of Second Reading: March 1, 2021
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – Dean’s Office – for the name change of an undergraduate certificate – from: Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts – to: Community-Engaged Practices in Design and the Arts
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Changing the certificate name will 1) Reflect the diversity of community-engaged practices across multiple disciplines and Herberger Institute schools (Socially Engaged Practice is a specific form of community-engaged practice used in the Visual Arts); 2) Address transformations across the arts and design industries such that the new name will be a solid value-add for student job placements; 3) Appeal to a larger student constituency in order to expand enrollment and support recruitment efforts; and, 4) Reflect the ASU Charter and further the Herberger Institute mission.