Arts in Higher Education Conference

Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project Conference
April 24-25, 2013

Free and open to the public

TITLE
Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and
Models for Innovation

CONFERENCE THEME
The conference explores the hypothesis that exposure to and participation
with the arts provide enriched and innovative learning experiences for
college students inside and outside the classroom. These experiences also
enhance students¹ ability to learn, question, and explore. The conference is
interested in learning about collaborative models between arts institutions,
particularly museums, and colleges and universities, and how educators are
integrating the arts across the curriculum.

LOCATION
Baruch College 151 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010
Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
April 24: Rubin Museum of Art: 4:30 pm ­ 7:00 pm, Gallery Tours and
Reception
April 25: Baruch College: 8:00 am ­ 5:00 pm, Presentations

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND RESEARCH PAPERS
We are accepting submissions for conference presentations and research
papers for publication that address the conference theme. Proposals for
special topics to be discussed in a panel format will be considered. In
particular, the conference organizers are interested in presentations that
explore, explain, and clarify innovative higher education teaching methods
employed to increase student exposure to the arts. New pedagogy, as well as
approaches to assessing the impact of the arts on students¹ critical
thinking skills, multi-modal learning, and sense of self, will be given
special consideration.

Participants will prepare a 15-minute presentation of their topic, and
provide a written document in the form of a research paper for possible
inclusion in the publication of the conference proceedings.

Presentation submission deadline is January 31, 2013
Provide a synopsis or presentation description, 300-500 words (approximately
a page and half) of your presentation topic, presentation style, and
technologies/equipment required. Your presentation should not exceed 15
minutes. Submitters of accepted presentation proposals will be notified in a
timely fashion.

The presentation should be lively and engaging (think TED talk), crafted
thoughtfully, and may include multi-media to illustrate the key concepts of
the presentation. The presentation should be designed to spark conversation
and the exchange of ideas. Presentations that consist of reading a paper
aloud exclusively are not acceptable.

Research paper submission deadline: March 31, 2013
All manuscripts must be sent to the conference organizers by March 31, 2013.
Final papers should be approximately 10-15 pages in length (approximately
3,000 ­ 4,000 words).

Submission Guidelines
All manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format and consist of a
single electronic file. Any pictures or graphics should be embedded in the
Word file.

Copyright Permissions
Manuscript authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for
any copyrighted materials included within manuscripts.

General Manuscript Structure
All manuscripts should conform to the following general structure:
1. Title Page
2. Abstract and Keywords
3. Body of Manuscript
4. Acknowledgements
5. References
6. Appendices
7. Biographical Notes of Authors

Specific Guidelines
Title Page: Includes the manuscript title, the authors’ names, and academic
affiliations. Abstract: Include a 100-200 word abstract summarizing the
manuscript. The abstract should be self-explanatory and provide the reader
with a summary of the contents of the manuscript. Keywords: Include 3-5
keywords at the bottom of the Abstract page, separated by commas, to be used
to index the manuscript.
Body of Manuscript
The body of the manuscript should conform to the following guidelines:
* Length: Manuscript length should be 10-15 pages. This length includes only
the text of the manuscript and not the abstract, references, and appendices.
* Manuscript Preparation
> * double-spaced text;
> * 12-point standard font (e.g., Times, Times Roman);
> * 1-inch margins (i.e., top, bottom, left, right);
> * italics, as needed, but no underlining;
> * page numbers, in the upper right corner of the page header; and
> * section headers, as needed.
* Manuscript Style: All manuscripts should conform to MLA, APA, or Chicago
style guidelines for punctuation, spelling, capitalization, italics,
abbreviations, headings, quotations, numbers, tables, and figures.

Acknowledgements
Any acknowledgements of persons, institutions, or granting agencies should
be brief.

Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be numbered sequentially (e.g., Table 1, Table 2,
and Figure 1, Figure 2) and include descriptive titles.

Author Biographies
All authors of accepted manuscripts must include short biographies, 50-100
words, that include the authors¹ institutional affiliation, current job
title, and relevant accomplishments, positions, publications, and teaching
responsibilities. Upon manuscript acceptance, authors will be asked to
submit the short bio.

Submission Procedure
Submissions must be emailed to Dr. Stan Altman, Director, The Baruch
College-Rubin Museum of Art Project at stan.altman@baruch.cuny.edu
<mailto:stan.altman> and Dr. Laura Lombard, Manager,
University Programs and Partnerships, Rubin Museum of Art at
llombard@rmanyc.org <mailto:llombard> .

Laura Lombard
Manager, University Programs & Partnerships

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x246 | office
212.675.0105 | fax
llombard@rmanyc.org <mailto:llombard>

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