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Professional Practices Committee


The Professional Practices Committee responds to specific concerns of the membership in relation to areas such as job placement and recruitment, tenure and promotion procedures, scholarly standards and ethics, studio health and safety, and artists’ practices. The Professional Practices Committee also oversees the Standards and Guidelines.

Recent Projects

The Professional Practices Committee remains focused on updating CAA's Standards and Guidelines and aims to position future CAA committees to succeed in refreshing all Standards and Guidelines on five-year intervals. 

Committee Members (2017–18)

Brian Bishop, Framingham State University, Chair
Susan Altman, Middlesex County College
Tom Berding, Michigan State University
Michael Bowdidge, Transart Institute, Glasgow
Paul Catanese, Chair, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago
Michael Grillo, University of Maine
Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan State University, CAA Board Liaison (ex officio)
Eunice Howe, University of Southern California
Charles Kanwischer, Bowling Green State University
Meghan Kirkwood, North Dakota State University
Walter Meyer, Santa Monica College
Sandy Ng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunter O'Hanian, CAA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (ex officio)
Dianne Pappas, Northern Essex Community College
Hannah Park, Texas State University
Phil Renato, Kendall College of Art and Design
Andrew Schulz, Pennsylvania State University, CAA Board Liaison (ex officio)
Greg Shelnutt, Clemson University