Leadership

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The College of Fine Arts Emerging Leaders program assists our undergraduate students in creating and participating in leadership opportunities both on campus and off. There are three major components to the program: Student Advisory Committee, Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the College of Fine Arts Internship Opportunities. 

Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

SACs are student groups established within each department to promote communication and interaction among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. They are led by the SAC Chair at the undergraduate, and if applicable, graduate level. Under the leadership of the chair(s), SACs provide students with more opportunities to offer their voices and perspectives at the departmental level. SACs are both a social and an academic organization within their department and as such they advance involvement opportunities, encourage participation in departmental activities, and work together with others to build campus community.

Some of the ROLES of the SACs are to:

  • Promote academic and social activities
  • Encourage collaboration with other student organizations
  • Provide service opportunities
  • Assist in the faculty RPT process
  • Build campus community at the University

CFA SAC CHAIRS have the following responsibilities to the College of Fine Arts:

  • Primary leader and contact among the Dean’s Office, ASUU and the students in their units
  • Organizers of departmental SAC Open House
  • Voting members of the CFA College Council
  • Coordinators of the departmental SAC Retention Promotion & Tenure (RPT) reports
  • Voting members of the Fine Arts Fee Grants Funding Committee (FAFG)
  • Leaders in the annual SAC leadership transition
  • Committee members in the selection of the CFA Convocation Speaker

Each CFA SAC Chair who fulfills the additional responsibilities required by the College of Fine Arts will receive $500 for the academic year.

Meet the SAC Representatives

 

 

Emerging Leaders Internship Program

The College of Fine Arts Emerging Leaders Internship Program was created to give undergraduate students the opportunity to help facilitate and contribute to the betterment and proliferation of a strong arts education. Interns will be:

  • CFA undergraduate students with a desire to raise awareness and educate others about the value of arts degrees in our society.
  • Interested in working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Interested in strengthening their professional skill set.

 

ELI: Create Success Initiative: Applications will open Spring 2023

There are six intern positions available for current undergraduate College of Fine Arts students. This internship will focus primarily on working with the College of Fine Arts to help new College of Fine Arts students learn about the University while they transition into college and register during their orientations. Primary responsibilities will include working during scheduled orientation and recruitment programs and sharing information about the College of Fine Arts, Arts Pass, and ArtsForce Programs. Interns are expected to be available for up to 5 hours per week from March to May (lightly structured) during this time we will train you to be ready for orientation, and up to 19 hours per week from the end of April through August (highly structured). The option to continue through the Fall semester for up 7 hours per week may be considered.

Interns will make $11.00 an hour, and work directly with Jennifer McLaurin, Academic Advising Coordinator. Please email Jennifer McLaurin  if you have questions about this opportunity.  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via uMail. Please remember to regularly check your uMail.

Interns can expect to learn about:

  • The structure of the University and College of Fine Arts
  • Majors across the College of Fine Arts
  • Presenting information to new students
  • Helping skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Compiling and analyzing data

Students finishing their first and second year at the U are strongly encouraged to apply. To be qualified, you should: 

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student in the College of Fine Arts
  • Have access to a computer and reliable internet
  • Be able to travel to campus on a regular basis
  • Possess the following attributes:
    • Professional
    • Proactive
    • Dependable
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

ELI: ArtsForce: Applications will open Spring 2023

There are six intern ArtsForce positions available for current undergraduate College of Fine Arts students. This internship includes working as a member of a team to plan, promote and host career and professional development related events. Additionally, you will learn how to conduct informational interviews with professionals, maintain the ArtsForce Canvas Community, and research and share relevant information with students. Interns can expect to work up to 10 hours a week in the summer and up to 7 hours a week in the Fall and Spring.

Interns can expect to earn $11.00 per hour. ArtsForce Interns will work directly with Internship Coordinator, Kate Wolsey. Please email Kate Wolsey at  if you have questions about this opportunity. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via uMail. Please remember to regularly check your uMail.

Interns can expect to learn how to:

  • Conduct a meaningful informational interview
  • Network with professionals
  • Plan, promote and put on an event
  • Present timely and relevant information to students
  • Write professionally including emails, content for events and articles for the Finer Points Blog

Any College of Fine Art student at the U is strongly encouraged to apply. To be qualified, you should: 

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student in the College of Fine Arts
  • Be able to work remotely or in person
  • Possess the following attributes:
    • Professional
    • Proactive
    • Curious
    • Dependable
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Other Student Involvement Opportunities