Sculpture self-study – October 26-28

Related to the Sculpture Department’s Self-Study, an Advisory Panel will visit RISD October 26- 28, including panel members: Kendall Buster, Chair of the Committee and Professor, Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University; Amy Hauft, Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture, Studio Art: Sculpture and Extended Media, The University of Texas at Austin; Martin Kersels, Professor, Yale University School of Art; and Dan Price, Chair and Associate Professor, Sculpture Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

RISD’s Board of Trustees established the program of departmental self-studies and visiting panels to help maintain academic programs at RISD, facilitate their ongoing development, and ensure their high quality.

Approximately every five to seven years, each academic department and Academic Commons area generates a self-study and helps to identify panelists from other organizations who are knowledgeable about the particular field. We bring the panelists to RISD so they can meet members of the department, visit studios and classrooms, and see exhibitions of student and faculty work. Through additional discussions, the visitors consider relationships of the department with other groups at RISD, as well as with constituencies and opportunities beyond the institution. After the campus visit, the panelists provide a report on their observations and recommendations.

The department considers this feedback in generating a Departmental Plan, in collaboration with Academic Affairs, to project future resourcing and program development. The Board of Trustees considers all of these materials in discussing strengths, weaknesses, and needs of an academic unit as they relate to goals, faculty, students, curriculum, and facilities.

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