CHANGING LANES: ADAPTING, REACTING, NAVIGATING
Boston University's School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is proud to host the 43rd annual conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators. We, as well as the city of Boston, welcome you to our vibrant, cultural city and hope you enjoy your stay with us. While in Boston you can experience the wide array of cultural activities available, and get to know our historical and cosmopolitan city.
The conference, "Changing Lanes: Adapting, Reacting, Navigating," references not only the notorious driving habits of Massachusetts residents, but the educational challenges and innovative opportunities academic institutions face today. With over 53 institutions of higher education in Metropolitan Boston, we are at the epicenter of discussions concerning the future of education in our nation. Boston University, the newest member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is a key voice in this conversation.
It is fitting to convene this conference in a place that not only discusses new trends, concerns, and twists in contemporary higher education, but also ponders the ability to implement creative ideas through change. By adapting, reacting, and navigating, we can avoid roadblocks to change, and through flexibility, we can build a world around new ideas.
What will this future look like? How do we lead? Can we be better advocates for our faculty and students, and our craft? Through discussion and divergent thinking, we will explore lots of possible answers and lots of possible directions.
We welcome all of you to partake in the discussion, meet old and new friends, and share in the dialogue that will shape our future.
Thank you so much for coming!
Go Red Sox!
Dean ad interim
Professor of Art
College of Fine Arts