Strategic Plan

School of Fine & Performing Arts Essential Initiatives

I. Foster and support interdisciplinary co-curricular activities, research, scholarship, and creative production

  1. Identify organic/natural alliances within existing departmental/unit offerings
  2. Create a research link on FPA webpage to facilitate faculty/student engagement, assistance, connection
  3. Coordinate semester- and year-long events/activities more systematically (rather than incidentally)
  4. Generate and support new interdisciplinary initiatives across school and college
  5. Develop and implement a plan to increase resources for professional development

II. Repair, rebuild, repurpose spaces to support co-curricular activities

  1. Identify priorities, submit proposals and secure funding for rehabilitation of current spaces (excluding SAB, which already has funds identified).
    1. Studley Theater
    2. College Hall
    3. Old Library
    4. Fine Arts Building
    5. McKenna and Parker Theaters
  2. Identify flexible spaces/temporary spaces, and work with Facilities to develop appropriate/safe/sustainable/movable structures
  3. Identify office space for adjunct faculty

III. Seek out and devote resources to diversify faculty, staff, student body

  1. Through Community Arts Program (Saturday Arts Lab and Pre-College), collect data and identify prospective students from under-served populations
  2. Create scholarships within each department
  3. Expand outreach to under-served populations

IV. Partner with purpose with external constituents

  1. Alumni
    1. Create School-specific alumni e-newsletter
    2. Develop alumni programming for each Department
    3. Expand our Vendini operation to reach more patrons
  2. Institutions – Convene a colloquium of arts organizations in the region
  3. Professions – Each unit to create database of professional contacts
  4. Industry – Working with Development, establish effective and on-going partnerships with local industry to support the School

V. Create and implement fund-raising plan to support current and new initiatives

  1. Entry building/Cultural Arts Center (see Master Plan)
  2. Guest artist line for each department/program
  3. Student scholarships


Fine & Performing Arts Strategic Plan