Volume 50

One often hears in academe that we collectively do not offer sufficient, even adequate training for faculty who wish to enter administration, whether for a turn in a rotating chair’s position or in a career change. In this critique of ourselves, we frequently refer to the “skills” a person needs.…
The continuing growth in international education and in study abroad programs provides new opportunities for music faculty. What are some of the experiences one may expect leading a program abroad, and what are its benefits, both professional and personal? Judith Kritzmire, a member of the Committee on Academic Leadership and…
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grew out of Charles Boyer's reflections in Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. As president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Boyer noted that a relatively small percentage of higher education faculty are employed in research-intensive institutions, yet a traditional definition…
In the last issue of the Newsletter, CMS President Cynthia Taggart outlined efforts underway to make the organization of the Society more transparent. One of the four primary areas of activity in this reorganization is career development, and one of the five committees within this area focuses on academic leadership…
Abstract: This is an account of an ongoing project embedded within a university program in music teacher education, aimed at providing firsthand interaction of musiciansbecoming- teachers with children and youth of diverse cultural communities. Documentation is provided of the challenges and rewards of knowing diversity through musical engagements in communities…
Philanthropy, notes Anne Patterson, is defined as private action for the public good, from the Greek phil + anthropos, love of humankind. In these days of diminishing state support and the demands for increasing endowments to support tuition scholarships and other types of need, it also is an area of…
Now emerging from the 2008-2009 economic free-fall, academe faces a new reality, one that likely will define our fiscal landscape for some time to come. The question becomes, how will we guide ourselves in this time of limited-and limiting-resources, and how will we respond to the questions that come with…