progress, of a kind
Post #367 • September 15, 2004, 7:42 AM • 7 Comments
You may recall my suggestions for shutting down the College Art Asssociation Meat Market that I posted in February. I followed up on this with Director Susan Ball of the CAA and she replied:
The CAA Board of Directors has been engaged in strategic planning for the past year, developing its plan for 2005-2010.I did bring the issues you raisedto the attention of the strategic planning working group.The same concerns arose in focus groups and town meetings. You will be pleased to note that career development and workforces issues is one of the priorities in the plan. To that end, we have established a senior management level position, Director of Career Development, who will run this department.I fear that changing the method of selection will be a slow process and one that we cannot mandate, but can and will attempt to influence and improve.
I find this an excessively incrementalist stance to take against exploitation and hardship, but I suppose committees operate like this, and I prefer it to no action at all. I did tell her back in February that I would consider rejoining CAA if it took action on this issue. Now I wonder - did it? Or just sorta-kinda?