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College Art Association

Standards & Guidelines

Since its founding in 1911, CAA has regularly issued Standards and Guidelines that are developed by CAA’s committees, special task forces, and affiliated societies and presented to the Board of Directors for approval or endorsement. CAA encourages all members, institutional and individual, to read, understand, and use these documents.

Professional Practices

These Standards and Guidelines, relating to professional practices for the fields of art and art history, have been published formally since 1973.
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Intellectual Property

The guidelines presented in this section will answer your questions about intellectual property and inform your discussions and debates.
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Diversity Practices

The Resource Directory for Diversity Practices, compiled by the Committee on Diversity Practices, provides a range of materials that is useful for incorporating issues about diversity in its various forms into the classroom.
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Part-Time Faculty

CAA provides the following guidelines on part-time faculty for its members. 
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