Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Denise Bodman, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 26, 2021
Date of Second Reading: August 30, 2021
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – for the name change of a graduate certificate – from: Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts – to: Community-Engaged Practice 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.
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.
The certificate as it currently exists is low enrollment with confusing pathways and an abundance of approved courses that are no longer offered. The current name too reflects a focus on the visual arts rather than serving the multiple degrees and disciplines offered in the Herberger Institute.