Wow. Somebody is doing a large scale documentation of what we do.
I’m glad. Many times, when I try to describe what I do, I get a glazed donut look. Then, if I manage to explain properly, I hear, “That’s cool. I wanna do that.”
From what I hear from Dale Davis and Carole Fineberg in my TA 101 class, the Teaching Artist field is expanding and changing at a rapid rate, so articulating what we do, studying the effects of the work and capturing a portrait of where the profession is going nationally is really key. I also think we need to share best practices and build TA capacity. And this is a good way of keeping the conversation going.
I am interested in what this will yield.