Program for the 2021 PDI


Tuesday, January 12th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Artistry of Parenting: Navigating Motherhood in Higher Ed Arts (during a global pandemic)
Nicole Asel,Madeline Jazz Harvey
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Tuesday, January 12th 2021
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Performing arts educators engage in a transparent dialogue about the joys and challenges of motherhood and academia. From timing conception to fit the academic calendar, planning feedings between classes, to juggling toddlers during zoom meetings, Assistant Professors of Voice and Dance explore how their teaching and parenting inform and enrich each other. They candidly share their personal struggles while asking questions and proposing a new paradigm for sustainable life-work balance.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our target audience is fellow/prospective moms/parents in academia, supervisors of moms, administrators, and anyone who wants to have a better understanding of their parenting colleague’s experience. Our goal is to reframe the narrative regarding “mother as martyr” and “artistry above all else.” We seek to begin a dialogue about how to build an inclusive academic environment that fosters growth and collaboration between ALL of our identities.