Annual Meeting Sessions and Events


A schedule of Annual Meeting sessions and events for each day is provided below. An Annual Meeting program outlining all sessions and events will be provided to attendees either in their hard copy Annual Meeting packet or within the Annual Meeting app. An advance copy of the program will be published on this page prior to the Annual Meeting.

Registration is required for the Annual Meeting.

Friday, November 18, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting
(Executive Committee members only)

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop has been designed to address several of the most important areas of concern for administrators. Each segment will involve a basic briefing on a topic, followed by ample opportunity for interaction and discussion. The content will focus on principles and approaches applicable to all types of institutions.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Orientation for New Board of Directors Members
(Board of Directors members only)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting
(Board of Directors members only)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Workshop: The NASM Handbook—Working with the National Standards and Guidelines
(Advance registration required; click here for full workshop description)

This workshop is designed for 1) representatives of institutions scheduled for NASM comprehensive accreditation reviews within the next three years, as well as for individuals who will have the responsibility for leading the accreditation process and/or writing the Self-Studies; 2) currently trained NASM visiting evaluators; 3) individuals attending the 2022 NASM Workshop for Visiting Evaluators, and 4) individuals attending the 2022 NASM Workshop for Experienced Evaluators. The primary focus of the Workshop will be the NASM Handbook and will include a discussion of the Rules of Practice and Procedures, Code of Ethics, Standards for Accreditation, and Handbook Appendices. Attendees will devote a substantial amount of time to discussing the standards—including the role they play in NASM evaluative review processes and their application.

(Please note: Individuals attending the Workshop for Visiting Evaluators and Workshop for Experienced Evaluators [Saturday, November 19 from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.] and the Briefing for Evaluators [Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.] are asked to attend this session in preparation for these invitational training sessions.)

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Dinner Meeting
(Executive Committee members only)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Board of Directors Breakfast Seminar Meeting
(Board of Directors members only)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop for Visiting Evaluators

This annual workshop will provide training to music administrators interested in becoming visiting evaluators for NASM. Fundamentals of the accreditation process will be addressed in detail. Considerable time will be spent discussing expectations with regard to Self-Studies and Self-Study documentation. Standards and guidelines located in the NASM Handbook and their application to applicant institutions will receive considerable attention as potential evaluators are guided through the process of on-site review and Visitors’ Report preparation. Attendees will have the opportunity, using case study materials, to consider various scenarios that may arise during on-site reviews.

(Please note: This session is by invitation only. Representatives from accredited institutional members interested in becoming NASM evaluators are encouraged to contact the National Office staff for consideration for training in 2023.)

(Please note: Individuals attending this training session are asked to participate in the Pre-Meeting Workshop: The NASM Handbook—Working with the National Standards and Guidelines, which will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.)

(Please note: A box lunch will be provided to all Workshop for Visiting Evaluators participants.)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop for Experienced Evaluators

This annual workshop will provide training to music administrators who have been trained previously as evaluators and who have served as members of visitation teams. The role and responsibilities of the visiting team chair will be discussed. Detailed expectations regarding the review of Self-Studies, the on-site visit, and the Visitors’ Report will be reviewed. Attendees will have the opportunity, using case study materials, to consider various scenarios that may arise during on-site reviews.

(Please note: This session is by invitation only. Representatives from accredited institutional members interested in becoming NASM evaluators are encouraged to contact the National Office staff for consideration for training in 2023.)

(Please note: Individuals attending this training session are asked to participate in the Pre-Meeting Workshop: The NASM Handbook—Working with the National Standards and Guidelines, which will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.)

(Please note: A box lunch will be provided to all Workshop for Experienced Evaluators participants.)

8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

This workshop has been designed to address several of the most important areas of concern for administrators. Each segment will involve a basic briefing on a topic, followed by ample opportunity for interaction and discussion. The content will focus on principles and approaches applicable to all types of institutions.

8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Workshop: Creating Effective Format A Self-Studies
(Separate fee and advance registration required; click here for full workshop description)

This workshop is designated for representatives of institutions scheduled for NASM comprehensive accreditation reviews in the next three years, as well as for individuals who will have the responsibility of leading the process and/or writing the Self-Study. Those who have never led a comprehensive NASM accreditation review initiative or written an NASM Self-Study are especially encouraged to attend. The primary focus will be the NASM Self-Study document utilizing Format A and the comprehensive review process.

(Please note: Attendees should bring either a hard or downloaded electronic copy of the current NASM Handbook and are welcome to arrive with prepared questions in hand.)

9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Workshop: Roundtable for Assistant Directors/Associate Deans
(Separate fee and advance registration required; click here for full workshop description)

This roundtable is an interactive workshop for music administrators currently serving as assistant directors/associate deans. Presentation topics include first-generation student engagement strategies; dealing with issues surrounding enrollment of international music students; and diversity as it relates to the makeup of the student body and faculty, and curricular offerings within the music unit. Attendees will also consider self-selected topics and case study materials dealing with issues pertinent to the work of assistant directors/associate deans.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Regional Chairs Meeting

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop for Visiting Evaluators of Community and Two-Year Colleges

This workshop will provide training to music administrators of community and two-year colleges interested in becoming visiting evaluators for NASM. Fundamentals of the accreditation process, and the roles and responsibilities of visiting evaluators will be discussed in detail. Significant time will be spent discussing NASM expectations with regard to Self-Study submissions and Self-Study documentation. An overview of the current Handbook and its constituent parts will be provided. Standards and guidelines and their application to applicant institutions will receive considerable attention as potential evaluators are guided through the process of on-site review. Further specific attention will be devoted to guidelines that speak to the preparation of Visitors’ Reports.

(Please note: This session is by invitation only. Individuals interested in becoming NASM evaluators are encouraged to contact the National Office staff for consideration for training in 2023.)

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop for Visiting Evaluators of Non-Degree-Granting Institutions

This workshop will provide training to music administrators of non-degree-granting institutions interested in becoming visiting evaluators for NASM. Fundamentals of the accreditation process, and the roles and responsibilities of visiting evaluators will be discussed in detail. Significant time will be spent discussing NASM expectations with regard to Self-Study submissions and Self-Study documentation. An overview of the current Handbook and its constituent parts will be provided. Standards and guidelines and their application to applicant institutions will receive considerable attention as potential evaluators are guided through the process of on-site review. Further specific attention will be devoted to guidelines that speak to the preparation of Visitors’ Reports.

(Please note: This session is by invitation only. Individuals interested in becoming NASM evaluators are encouraged to contact the National Office staff for consideration for training in 2023.)

1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Workshop for Community and Two-Year Colleges: Preparing for Comprehensive Reviews
(Advance registration required; click here for full workshop description)

Community and two-year colleges offering programs in music study represent a growing number of institutions within the NASM membership. This workshop, which will acknowledge and address many of the characteristics unique to these institutions, will provide information and guidance concerning the NASM comprehensive review process including self-study and the preparation of the Self-Study document, and the on-site evaluative visit. A step-by-step walk-through of the accreditation process will be provided. The benefits of NASM accredited institutional membership will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to pose questions during this session. Interested individuals representing community and two-year colleges at all stages of the self-study process are welcome.

1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pre-Meeting Workshop for Non-Degree-Granting Institutions: An Open Conversation
(Advance registration required; click here for full workshop description)

This session will provide an opportunity for representatives from institutions holding accreditation with NASM and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS), NASM degree-granting institutions offering precollegiate and community arts programs, NASM degree-granting institutions offering post-secondary non-degree-granting programs, NASM post-secondary non-degree-granting institutions, and interested individuals an opportunity to come together to share and discuss topics related to community development, along with issues of common connection, interest, and concern.

Attendees will begin by considering ways in which community-based activities can be built into existing programs. Participants will consider how 1) current institutional assets and strengths can be leveraged to support activities, 2) to ascertain local community needs so that programming can align with these needs, 3) to develop action plans which are informed by desired outcomes, and 4) to adjudge the success of efforts. Attendees will then explore questions such as: In what ways can programs/institutions offering non-degree-granting study in music work together to align their efforts, resources, and activities in ways that best serve the needs of today’s students, local communities, and the field of music? In what ways can pre-collegiate and collegiate programs/institutions partner to create, expand, and open pipelines that enable precollegiate students to embark upon paths that will enable them to successfully pursue and enroll in music study at the collegiate level?

(Please note: This session is open to administrators of all levels and from all types of programs/institutions offering opportunities for non-degree-granting music study including those considering accreditation with ACCPAS and/or NASM. Programs/institutions are welcome to send more than one administrative representative.)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Orientation for Music Executives New to NASM

Attendees will be welcomed to NASM with a brief orientation and introductions to the members of the Board of Directors, including the Regional Chairs, and staff. The presentation of general overview information will be followed by small roundtable discussions led by Regional Chairs. Those who register in advance will be guided to review website information about NASM prior to the Annual Meeting.

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Briefing for Facilitators, Moderators, and Recorders

This briefing will present instructions, expectations, and helpful guidelines to Annual Meeting session facilitators, moderators, and recorders. All individuals who have agreed to serve in one of these capacities should plan to attend this briefing.

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Roundtable for Women Music Executives

Attendees will consider and discuss current and salient issues facing music administrators today based on an agenda developed by the session facilitators. Through conversation, the music executives in attendance will explore the challenges, opportunities, and realities posed by each. Time will also be devoted for attendees to meet, mingle, and mentor. This roundtable is open to all registrants.

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception for the Association

Sunday, November 20, 2022

6:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for the Association

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Regional Meetings: Elections and Discussion

These sessions are designed to enable the regions to welcome attendees, conduct their formal business, and begin discussion pertaining to issues of common interest and concern. Regions 7, 8, and 9 shall conduct regularly scheduled elections of all officers. Any open officer positions in other regions shall be filled by election during these meetings. Programmatic sessions developed by Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be presented Monday, 1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.; Regions 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be presented Monday, 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Region 1
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Heather Landes, Arizona State University, Chair

Region 2
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Brian Kai Chin, Seattle Pacific University, Chair

Region 3
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Eric Honour, University of Central Missouri, Vice Chair

Region 4
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Rebecca Ryan, North Park University, Vice Chair

Region 5
Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
Susan D. Van Vorst, Baldwin Wallace University, Chair

Region 6
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
David Davies, Houghton College, Chair

Region 7
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia
Isaiah R. McGee, Claflin University, Chair

Region 8
Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
Julia Mortyakova, Mississippi University for Women, Chair

Region 9
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Vicky Johnson, Tarleton College, Vice Chair

8:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

First General Session: Plenary Business Meeting and Keynote Address

Call to Order and Welcome

Greetings from the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

Reports of the Commissions
Commission on Community College Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation

Introduction of Newly Accredited Member Institutions

Report of the Treasurer

Report of the Committee on Ethics

Announcements

Consideration of Proposed Handbook Amendments

Report of the Nominating Committee

Keynote Address to the Association

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Reception for Spouses and Guests

This reception provides an opportunity for spouses and guests of Annual Meeting attendees to meet and engage in fellowship. Light refreshments will be served.

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Inclusive Schools of Music

Effective teaching and learning can take place only when barriers that prevent healthy engagement are removed. In today’s session, attendees will consider what we as leaders of music programs can do to transform our institutions into places of mutual respect, belonging, and empowerment. Consideration will be given to how we can develop in ourselves, and in our colleagues and students, abilities that enable us to: wisely and responsively manage concerns raised about bias and discrimination in the classroom, studio, and rehearsal hall; enact proportional and consistent consequences for persistently biased and harmful conduct that lead to formative behavioral change; empower our faculty and staff to implement practices that will create inclusive learning and working environments that allow each individual to flourish and grow; communicate to employees at every touch point—the interview stage, hiring, orientation, evaluation—expectations in this regard; and develop and normalize a culture of inclusion, respect, and support for everyone regardless of their place in the institutional hierarchy. Participants will be encouraged to share and consider practices which will assist them to interrogate their own assumptions and expand the tools in hand which will enable them to continue the difficult but rewarding process of transforming their home campuses into environments that value and celebrate all perspectives. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss these and related issues in small roundtable discussion groups.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion Groups by Size and Type—Enrollment Levels

Roundtable discussion sessions offer to participants from institutions of similar size and type the opportunity to examine and reflect upon issues of shared interest and concern. Attendees are asked during this session specifically to consider together issues explored during the morning sessions as well as those of interest to participants, to frame the issues related to the topics, and to open and engage in a dialogue during which colleagues share thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Rather than discussing in brief a multitude of topics, participants are asked to think deeply about and discuss in detail the issues and ideas presented.

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting
(Executive Committee members only)

2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The Changing Face of Student Demographics—A Look Into the Future

In 2014, a Pew Research Center report noted that “huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use,” and that these trends point “toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.” These observations, and their foretelling of the “future,” have become our present.

As indicated by HEADS data, as of 2020, more than 98,000 students are currently enrolled in NASM-accredited music programs in the United States.  This represents growth of approximately 172% since 1990. During this same period, Hispanic music student enrollment grew by 638%, Indigenous American student enrollment by 343%, Asian student enrollment by 230%, Black music student enrollment by 219%, and White student enrollment by 123%.

As the broader population continues to shift, what effect will the collective profile of the U.S. have on music schools?  How might a solid grasp of and focus on trends indicated by various and reliable data points related to our current, incoming, and future students inform and guide our efforts as music administrators, as institutions, and as faculties and staff in matters pertaining to music study including the curriculum, resource allocation, strategic planning, and the establishment of departmental and institutional culture? How can we not only proactively address what we face today, but prepare for what is ahead? At the conclusion of remarks by the presenter, attendees will convene in small group roundtables to explore in further depth issues and share ideas.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion Groups by Attendee Last Name

Roundtable discussion sessions offer to participants the opportunity to examine and reflect upon issues of shared interest and concern. Attendees are asked during this session specifically to consider together issues explored during the afternoon session as well as those of interest to participants, to frame the issues related to the topics, and to open and engage in a dialogue during which colleagues share thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Rather than discussing in brief a multitude of topics, participants are asked to think deeply about and discuss in detail the issues and ideas presented.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Briefing: Federal Issues

Under the law, the federal government does not control higher education. However, the federal government does play a major role in developing conditions for the work of higher education, primarily through laws and regulations defining parameters for institutional participation in grant and student loan programs, and tax policies that influence economic conditions affecting education and the arts. Following a brief introduction to the higher education and policy landscapes, this session will address the current political climate; various pressures on institutions; and current and prospective federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting higher education and the arts. This briefing will take a non-partisan policy analysis approach, looking at the ramifications and costs of various options and probabilities. Time for questions and discussion will be provided.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

HEADS Part I: Completing and Submitting the HEADS Data Survey

This session will provide an in-depth review of procedures for online submission of the HEADS Data Survey for degree-granting institutions. A section-by-section overview of the Survey will explain in detail the Survey submission process, types of data collected, and suggested collection mechanisms. Questions will be taken throughout the presentation.

(Please note: “HEADS Part I” will not be repeated. “HEADS Part II: Using Statistical Data for Institutional Planning and Projections” will be offered Monday, 4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Briefing for NASM Evaluators

This annual briefing is offered by invitation for individuals currently trained and serving as NASM visiting evaluators. It provides an opportunity for evaluators to refresh their knowledge of NASM procedures, protocols, and standards, with particular focus on the Procedures and the Handbook. Helpful reminders regarding the format, preparation, and required content of Visitors’ Reports will be provided. The potential impact of the activities of external constituencies, such as the federal government, states, and other review bodies, which may affect the accreditation process, will be discussed. Documentation required of institutions and evaluators will be highlighted, as well as sources and uses of helpful and informative publications aimed to assist institutions in the preparation of Self-Studies and evaluators in the preparation of Visitors’ Reports.

(Please note: Individuals interested in becoming NASM evaluators are encouraged to contact the National Office staff for consideration for training in 2023.)

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

 

Communicating with the Commissions: Creating Effective Written Accreditation Materials

From time to time, member and potential member institutions of NASM must submit materials that will be reviewed by either the Commission on Accreditation or the Commission on Community College Accreditation, the Association’s accreditation decision-making bodies. These Commissions are responsible for ascertaining an institution’s current and projected compliance with applicable standards. This includes consideration of an institution’s short-term solutions and long-term plans. This session will offer an overview of the Commissions’ roles within the accreditation review process and will provide some helpful hints and tips for creating, writing, and submitting materials to the Commissions. Documents to be discussed include the Self-Study, the institution’s Optional Response to the Visitors’ Report, Responses, Progress Reports, and applications for Plan Approval and Final Approval for Listing. The mandatory and effective use of the NASM Handbook in preparing submissions will be discussed.

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Dialogue Sessions

NASM hosts several dialogue sessions that provide opportunities for attendees to meet with Commission Chairs and members of the Committee on Ethics. These sessions are intended to offer opportunities for open and informative discussion. Although the Commission Chairs and Committee on Ethics members will be unable to comment on accreditation actions or issues specific to a particular institution, they will address questions about accreditation policy and procedures, and accept suggestions with regard to NASM standards and accreditation procedures. The dialogue session with the Chair of the Committee on Ethics will provide to attendees an opportunity to explore aspects of the Association’s Code of Ethics found in the NASM Handbook.

(Dialogue sessions with the Chair of the Commission on Accreditation and the Chair of the Commission on Community College Accreditation will be repeated Monday, 7:45 a.m.–8:45 a.m. The dialogue session with the Committee on Ethics will not be repeated.)

Commission on Accreditation                                                                         

Commission on Community College Accreditation                                

Committee on Ethics

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Informal Gathering of New Music Executives

Individuals attending the NASM Annual Meeting for the first time, and those in the early years of their administrative careers, are encouraged to join other new executives for an informal gathering. This gathering provides an opportunity to meet, greet, cultivate valuable professional relationships, and to initiate conversations with other new music executives.

6:15 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Reception for the Association

Monday, November 21, 2022

7:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration

7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Coffee and Rolls for the Association

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Dialogue Sessions
(Repeat of Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.)

Commission on Accreditation

Commission on Community College Accreditation

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Briefing: Local Problem Solving with NASM Resources

Although NASM’s primary focus is accreditation, it also generates a wealth of resources applicable to non-accreditation-related issues. This session will provide an introduction to some of NASM’s most frequently cited papers and advisory statements on topics including justification, curricular review, promotion and tenure, musician health, and others. A brief look at the NASM website, including the location of various online resources, will be included. Music executives new to NASM, or those unfamiliar with its online resources and publications, are encouraged to attend.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Second General Session

Report of the Executive Director
Election of Officers
Report of the President

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Seizing Opportunity in the Creative Sector

There is no question that one of the crucial roles held by institutions responsible for educating and training today’s music students (i.e., tomorrow’s scholars, educators, and practitioners) is to ensure that students hold not only a command of discipline-specific knowledge, but as well, an understanding of the inherent aspects of our enormous and rapidly changing economy. As reported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in a survey completed in 2019, arts and cultural production contributed nearly $919.7 billion to the nation’s GDP, making the creative sector the third largest sector of our national economy. This session will elucidate the value-added contributions of arts and cultural industries, specifically highlighting the ways in which colleges and universities can and do advance economic and community development. Given the centrality of the arts to our nation and its economy, how can we instill in our students the importance of promoting the arts on the campus, in the community, and beyond? How can we spur our students to take ownership in, and shape what will become their future? Given the fact that artists are 3.6 times as likely as other workers to be self-employed, how will we prepare our students to not only work within, but to contribute to and advance our creative economy? What strategies might institutions implement to assist our students to realize, nurture, and seize the opportunities in this vibrant and soon to be $1T sector? How might we assist our students to find and create opportunities in the creative economy, and once so engaged, to manage, balance, and expand the resources necessary to advance their contributions and in turn ensure the continued strength of the creative sector? Time for questions will be provided.

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting
(Executive Committee members only)

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Programs Sponsored by Regions
(Please note: All attendees are welcome to attend any of the programs sponsored by Regions scheduled 1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)

Region 1
(Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)

Region 3
(Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Region 5
(Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)

Region 7
(Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia)

Region 9
(Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Programs Sponsored by Regions
(Please note: All attendees are welcome to attend any of the programs sponsored by Regions scheduled 1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)

Region 2
(Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)

Region 4
(Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin)

Region 6
(Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia)

Region 8
(Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee)

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The National Standards and Their Application: Designing and Implementing Undergraduate Curricular Programs

From time to time, and for a variety of reasons, music units may decide to undertake the complex task of designing and implementing new undergraduate degree programs. There are many issues that must be considered, such as the intended purpose of the degree, the degree’s title, whether the content required aligns with the title assigned, and the availability of coursework necessary to develop desired competencies. As well, resources must be considered, and consensus must be built. Only with these understandings in hand can an institution begin to plan the architecture of a curricular program.

During this session, attendees will explore the issues noted above, and as well, the standards and guidelines located in the NASM Handbook, and their application. The natures of and differences between liberal arts and professional baccalaureate degrees will be addressed, as will the fundamental function of majors, minors, and areas of emphasis. Issues that arise regarding title and content consistency will be discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to pose questions and explore possibilities.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

HEADS Part II: Using Statistical Data for Institutional Planning and Projections

The institutional research data gathered and compiled by the Higher Education Arts Data Services project constitute a unique and valuable resource for music executives at degree-granting institutions. This session will highlight many of the ways the data can be used to assist, support, and possibly guide local planning, conversations, and decision-making. The session will offer a detailed overview of statistics contained in the HEADS Project (the data compiled annually from HEADS Data Surveys), and the use of HEADS Navigational Dashboards. In addition, attendees will also learn how to create longitudinal reports, and consider together how such reports can be used to capture, analyze, and present available data in ways which may convincingly support music unit initiatives.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Open Forum: Historically Black Institutions

This session is designed to provide a forum where ideas and concerns of particular relevance to historically Black institutions may be discussed. Attendance is open to all interested individuals. Participants may wish to give consideration to topics of interest in advance.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Roundtable for Small Music Units

Music executives from small music units, typically with fewer than 50 majors, will have the opportunity to discuss topics of specific relevance or concern, and to pose questions to colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities. Attendance is open to all interested individuals. Participants may wish to give consideration to topics of interest in advance.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Open Forum: Issues in Sacred Music/Worship Studies

This open forum will provide an opportunity to discuss topics of interest and importance to units offering sacred music/worship studies. Attendance is open to all interested individuals. Participants may wish to give consideration to topics of interest in advance.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Roundtable for Community and Two-Year Colleges

This interactive session will provide an opportunity to brainstorm and discuss ideas and best practices of particular relevance to community and two-year colleges. Participants will be encouraged to share information from their own institutions, followed by a time for reflection and discussion. Attendance is open to all interested individuals.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Specific Procedures for NASM Evaluation

This session will provide information and guidance concerning the self-study and visitation processes for individuals whose institutions are (1) scheduled to be visited in the next two years, (2) planning to begin the NASM evaluation process, (3) formally engaged in the process, or (4) contemplating the submission of original applications for accreditation. A step-by-step walk-through of the nuts-and-bolts of the accreditation process will be provided, including confirmation of timelines and deadlines, and information regarding accreditation procedures, Self-Study formats, on-site reviews, the Visitors’ Report, the Optional Response, and Commission action. All three Self-Study formats (A, B, and C) will be discussed. All interested individuals are welcome.

(Please note: Attendees should bring either a hard or downloaded electronic copy of the current NASM Handbook and NASM Procedures for Self-Study (Format A, B, or C), and are encouraged to arrive with prepared questions in hand. A box lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to register in advance.)

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Board of Directors Breakfast Seminar Meeting
(Board of Directors members only)

12:00 noon

Adjournment

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