FATE 2021 Infrastructure
Noun. The basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
As art foundations educators, we are tasked with being active within our fields while also presenting students with opportunities to build crucial skills that will enable them to thrive in professional creative careers.
Teaching in higher education requires that we adhere to pre-existing systems within our individual institutions. In order for these systems or structures to be healthy for both faculty and students, they must be in service to a broad audience. The infrastructure we work within may be considered from a broad national level, or from the university or department level or even within the construction of our individual courses.
This conference provides a unique opportunity to reflect deeply on who we are as foundations educators, as well as our pedagogical framework. Thoughtfully considering the state of our infrastructure involves asking challenging questions, being able to listen to a variety of voices and potentially realigning as we strive to focus on the root of foundations pedagogy.
April 15-17 2021
FATE’s 18th Biennial Conference
hosted by The University of North Carolina Charlotte.
July 28, 2020
Dear FATE Community,
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our Conference Preference Poll. More than 75% of our membership are in favor of moving the 2021 Conference to a virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns, financial constraints, and reduced institutional travel support .
Like many of you, the FATE Board would rather meet in person, but we feel that is not a safe choice given the COVID pandemic. Please know that many options were explored including delaying to make a decision and postponing to 2022. Those options weren't feasible due to financial obligations and uncertainty in securing venues at this time. Moving the conference to a virtual platform presents us with the opportunity to explore new ways to engage and grow as an organization! FATE and UNC@Charlotte remain committed to making the 2021 Conference a success.
At this time, we do not have specific information to share about the virtual conference (cost, platform, etc) but we will communicate those as they become available. Thank you again for your commitment and support.
The FATE Conference Planning Committee
Sept 4: call for papers notification
Oct 15 - Nov 15: member exhibition submission is live
December1: member exhibition notification
Oct 2 - dec 1
Tenured/Tenure Track: $340.00
Non-Tenure Track Faculty: $285.00
dec 2 - mar 1
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty::$360.00
Non-Tenure Track Faculty: $295.00
Mar 2 - April
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: $370.00
Non-Tenure Track Faculty: $300.00
NEED HELP FUNDING YOUR CONFERENCE FEE?
Opportunities for professional development funding to attend conferences vary greatly between departments, colleges, and types of institutions. However, there are other alternative paths to search for potential funding, especially for Non-Tenure Track (NTT) faculty. Below is a list to begin with:
Teaching and Learning Centers (often support pedagogical research)
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (names of this office can vary from institution to institution)
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (presenting on this topic)
Graduate School (pedagogical training for graduate students to teach in foundations)
Office of Undergraduate Research (presenting student work made in your class)
QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) (possible depending on topic and only SACS schools)
Dean’s office (other funding pools outside department level
MEET the UNC@CHARLOTTE Conference Planning Team
All Session Chairs and Presenters must be current members of FATE by February 15th of the conference year to ensure that their sessions and abstracts are published in the conference program.
CONFERENCE PRESENTER POLICY
Due to the dynamic range of programming, as well as our desire for inclusion, we are not placing restrictions on the presenter/chair/co-chair participation for this conference.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Everyone must register for the conference. The FATE conference is organized for the professional benefit of its members. Registration fees and membership dues cover the costs of the overall conference. Session chairs have the responsibility to make it clear to their accepted and invited speakers that all conference participants, including all chairs and presenters, must be FATE members and register for the conference.
Session rooms will be provided with one digital projector and one projection screen. Laptops will not be provided. Mac users must provide the proper VGA adapter for a digital projector.
It is the position of the planning committee that the first session on Thursday is as important and informative as the last session on Saturday. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts and other factors can limit participation to various times and days. Therefore, if you have such a limitation, bring it to your session chair’s attention immediately upon your acceptance to the session. Effort will be made to accommodate your requests, but there are many factors that determine the final schedule, and it may not be possible to meet your individual needs. The conference director’s decisions on scheduling are the final word.
Full refunds (minus 3% processing fee) will be provided for all cancellations before March 1, 2021. The processing fee for reimbursement will be deducted from your refund. After March 1, 2021 conference registration refunds will not be offered, as payment will have already been submitted to all conference programming. Cancellation requests should be directed to: email@example.com. In the event that the conference is cancelled, participants will be fully reimbursed.
Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference).