Collegiate Divisional Network


Photo: Longy School of Music of Bard College (Cambridge, MA)

Network Mission

The Collegiate Divisional network advances the work of community arts education programs operating as a division of a college or university. Through regular video chats and in-person convenings at the National Guild Conference, the Network allows participants to share information, strategies, and challenges unique to programs operating as a division of a parent instituion. 

 


Stay up to Date with Collegiate Divisional

Want to stay connected to the Collegiate Divisional Network? Members can sign in to the member portal and select the Collegiate Divisional Network in their User Profile. Affiliated Network members will receive invites to all in-person and online events, leadership opportunities within the Network, access to all Network resources, and more.

Nonmembers can enter their email below and receive updates on Network activities as well as select event invites. To fully participate in the Collegiate Divisional Network, join the Guild as a Full member

 

 

Ambassadors

Rachel M. Glodo

Program Specialist, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT

As a Program Specialist at the Yale School of Music (2016-present), Rachel M. Glodo works closely with the Music in Schools Initiative — the School’s community engagement program — with a focus on the Initiative’s national policy work. She oversees the biennial Symposium on Music in Schools and was the primary researcher and writer of the 2018 Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students. In 2018, she received the Yale Seton Ivy Award for her work with Music in Schools. Ms. Glodo oversees projects relating to operations, finance, and systems development and is an active participant in the university’s sustainability collaboratives. She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. Music) and Northwestern University (M.M. Musicology).

Adam Sheldon

Director, Baldwin Wallace University Community Arts School, Berea, Ohio

Adam Sheldon is the Director of the Community Arts School at Baldwin Wallace University where he oversees community programming in the areas of dance, music, theatre and visual art. In addition, Sheldon is actively engaged in undergraduate and graduate teaching roles within the Arts Management program at Baldwin Wallace University and at Case Western Reserve University within the Mandel School for Social Sciences. Most recently, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Dalcroze Society of America and continues to stay active as a member of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium. Previously, Sheldon was the Operations and Finance Manager for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (now Arts Cleveland) where he advocated for and supported individual artists through training programs and developed and implemented arts policy initiatives. In addition, Sheldon served for over 8 years as the executive director of SMART360, a comprehensive music and literacy program for 1st–4th grade students in the Akron Public School System in Northeast Ohio.


Network Event Highlights

Examples of past Collegiate Divisional Network events include:

  • Defining Who We Are: Establishing Identity as a Collegiate Divisional School: An exploration and enlivening discussion about how collegiate divisional schools form an identity within their overall organization.

  • Beyond the School Walls: Effectively Preparing Students for Community Engagement: Network participants discussed how college and conservatory students need to learn not only how to be exemplary practitioners of their craft, but also how to engage effectively and equitably with the communities that they work in.

 


Network Produced Resources

Collegiate Divisional produces valuable tools and resources for the field. Examples include