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    MSU 2016

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    Rae Goodwin

    VP for Publications & Treasurer:
    Shaila Christofferson 

    VP for Communications:
    Melissa Vandenberg

    VP for Education: 
    Thomas Albrecht

    VP for Progamming: 
    Dean Adams 

    VP for Outreach: 
    Joan Giampa, DA 

    VP for Development: 
    Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz

    VP for International Development:
    Jesse Payne 

    Editor, Future Forward:
    Lucy Curzon

    ThinkTank is a yearly event that includes a facilitated discussion and intensive workshop forum that is designed to improve teaching at the college level. We bring together emerging educators, master educators, and administrators from around the country to expand the theory and improve the practice of teaching art in the 21st century.

    Preseneted in two stages, stage 1 focuses on theory, educational philosophy and policy, and is dominated by “master educators”—folks with seven to thirty years of experience. Stage 2 focuses on practical applications and is dominated by “emerging educators and administrators”—folks with one to five years of experience. Each Stage has a distinctive agenda, and connections between the two groups are made at meals and through presentations.

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    2014: ThinkTank8: Big Sky Vision - Grounded Strategy

    2012: ThinkTank7: Foundations Now

    2011: ThinkTank6: Leading Change 

    2010: ThinkTank5: Four Minds for the Future

    2009: ThinkTank4: Divergence, Convergence, Emergence: Expanding Cross-Disciplinary Creativity 

    2008: ThinkTank3

    2007: ThinkTank2

    2006: ThinkTank1