Fellow AJ blogger Andrew Taylor recently wrote an interesting article about how to go about assessing value for "something vague and amorphous" like a weblog. Andrew goes on to say that arts managers are doing exactly the same thing each and every day for their organizations.
The past several months have been a very traumatic time for me with regard to Interlochen, and the past few weeks have been the most wrenching.
At the conclusion of Part 3 I left off with the promise of presenting a challenge system designed to maintain the benefits of the old system as well as address some of the observations and concerns expressed to me by the more than 80 Interlochen faculty members I interviewed.
To continue where I left off in Part 2, I’ll continue analyzing the rational for eliminating the challenge system as provided during my interview with Michael Albaugh, Interlochen’s Director of Music.
Picking up where I left off from the end of the decision making articles (Part 1 & Part 2), I am now going to begin examining Interlochen’s challenge system in detail. We’ll begin by examining the challenge system that has been eliminated as well as the current system the Interlochen administration has created to replace it. In later installments of this series we’ll hear from faculty members, alumni, parents, and students …