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Strategic Planning From The Bottom Up: Visioning A Future While Building Morale And Investing In The Culture Of Success, Jonathan Sturm Jan 2017

Strategic Planning From The Bottom Up: Visioning A Future While Building Morale And Investing In The Culture Of Success, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

The words “Strategic Plan” bring to mind, almost immediately, a process by which the leadership of a business, university, or other establishment organizes its thoughts and actions for its future, and plans how it will allocate its resources to achieve the goals and strategies upon which it decides. Often the process of planning is indeed best carried out by leadership, who has the greatest likelihood to understand the business and its component parts as a functioning whole from the 30,000-foot viewpoint.


The Next (Quiet) Revolution In Higher Education: Toward The Open Access Of Research, Jonathan Sturm Jan 2015

The Next (Quiet) Revolution In Higher Education: Toward The Open Access Of Research, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

We live in a time of revolution. How does it feel to be a revolutionary? Didn’t know you were? Strangely enough, this particular revolution is of a most unusual type because many faculty who might benefit from it are unaware of it, do not understand it or, in some cases, do not support it. The revolution of which I write pertains to the push for the Open Access of research and data, countering legacy publishers who have traditionally published faculty research only to sell it back to university libraries at high subscription costs


Where Do We Go From Here? A Crossroads Of Cost And Content For The Arts In Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm Oct 2014

Where Do We Go From Here? A Crossroads Of Cost And Content For The Arts In Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

Depending upon whom one reads over the past 15 years, music is either spiraling toward irrelevance or succeeding against all odds. In 2009 Henry Fogel, Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, made the following statement in his keynote address to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM): In June, the NEA released its national Arts Participation study for 2008, and in case nothing else I have said gives you cause for worry, that study should. It shows a dramatic decline in arts participation and attendance across the board, at all age levels, over the ...


Do It All And Like It: Realities And Expectations For Music In 21st Century Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm Oct 2012

Do It All And Like It: Realities And Expectations For Music In 21st Century Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

One decade into the twenty-first century, in a complex global community of which one part is a diverse and politically polarized America, the climate in much of higher education is such that professors of music might easily feel confused, overworked and underappreciated. We work in a time when governments speak almost exclusively of primary and secondary education, of head-start programs and vocational/professional education, or of science and technology. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is one of the acronyms du jour. We work in a time, too, when funding for the arts is a frequent political football, even a scapegoat ...