ERIC Number: ED273201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Maturing of the Arts on the American Campus: A Commentary.
The growth of the arts in higher education during 1973-1983 was studied, based on a followup study of 17 colleges, interviews with about 80 educational leaders, and a national seminar with leading experts in the creative arts. Excluded from study were conservatories and proprietary schools. Of the 17 colleges studied in 1973, 16 continued to operate arts programs. Data collected in 1971 and 1972 and published in "The Rise of the Arts on the American Campus" in 1973 established benchmarks for the growth of the arts on campus. After reprinting historical sketches from this 1973 publication, authorities in the field offer updates for each of the disciplines, as well as views about the current condition of each art and possible future developments. Profiles of the study institutions are also updated. Findings drawn from the sketches and profiles are discussed, and a summary is provided of the national seminar on the arts in higher education. Also considered are the site visits to the colleges and interviews with the experts. Suggestions concerning major issues in the maturing process for the arts are included. Appended are the questionnaire; information about resistance to the arts; and data on degrees by field, faculty views of trends in their departments, and characteristics of U.S. graduate students. The study institutions are: Antioch College (Washington-Baltimore Campus), Bennington College, Carnegie-Mellon University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Earlham College, Fisk University, Harvard University, Indiana University, Jackson State University, New York University, Pasadena City College, Pennsylvania State University, University of California (Los Angeles), University of California (Santa Cruz), University of Georgia, and University of New Mexico. (SW)
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Education, College Faculty, College Programs, Creative Writing, Cultural Activities, Degrees (Academic), Departments, Educational Facilities, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Fine Arts, Followup Studies, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Program Administration, Questionnaires, Scholarships
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research; Books
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
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