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Survey on CAA Guidelines for Faculty Teaching in New Media

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to ask for your insights regarding practices in new media by taking the following survey: http://bit.ly/CAAsurvey

It should take approximately 20 minutes for you to complete. 

The information gathered from this survey will be used to assist the CAA Professional Practices Committee Taskforce on updating and improving the existing CAA Guidelines for Faculty Teaching in New Media, which can be found at http://collegeart.org/guidelines/newmedia07. This document is a description of circumstances, standards, and practices within the field. Its purpose is to assist with faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, workload, compensation, funding, and support in new media, and to provide information about faculty working in this area that could be used in making accurate and comprehensive evaluations. 

Our aim is to revise these guidelines into order to the better reflect current practices, and to ensure that it is a useful document for all stakeholders. In February 2015 we will be making initial recommendations for revision, based on this survey and interviews with those in the field. Our goal is to have the updated document(s) approved by the CAA Board by May 2016.

If you are interested in being interviewed by two of our committee members, please contact us at caanewmediataskforce@gmail.com. In addition, we ask that you forward this email to your colleagues, whose input is valuable. We would especially like to involve part-time and contingent faculty in this survey.

We thank you for your time, and look forward to your input. 

Sincerely,

CAA Professional Practices Committee Taskforce on New Media Guidelines:

Paul Catanese
Columbia College Chicago 

Rachel Clarke
California State University, Sacramento

Chris Coleman
University of Denver

Michael Grillo
The University of Maine

Heidi May
Columbus State University

Ellen Mueller
West Virginia Wesleyan College

Joanna Spitzner
Syracuse University

Amy Youngs
The Ohio State University

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