Strategic Plan 2010–2015
Paul B. Jaskot, professor in the History of Art and Architecture Department at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, was president of the CAA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010.
The College Art Association has been advancing the history, interpretation, and practice of the visual arts for almost a century. Those CAA members who serve on the Board of Directors, committees, and the CAA staff have vigorously supported the rights of visual artists and art historians, explored opportunities for new directions in our respective fields, and responded to new needs and concerns that have arisen in our various fields.
This Strategic Plan (2010–2015) represents our commitment to the visual arts and to quality service for all members. It focuses on the key issues of communication, intellectual and creative programs, and membership interests. These collectively provide a framework for identifying other priorities for sustaining the association’s ongoing growth and well-being. With the plan in place, CAA will be able to advocate for the visual arts nationally and internationally and create new opportunities for dialogue among our members. In addition, we aspire to new forms of communication with innovative technology as well as to career development and workforce issues that are of crucial concern to many of our members. By focusing on the professional growth and sustenance of all visual-arts professionals, we will in the process strengthen our organization’s leadership, support fully our membership, and provide sound financial footing for the future of CAA. That future is our future, and the Strategic Plan moves us forward together to pursue our common goals.
Published in October 2010.