Faculty Profile

Beth Link

Title
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department
Art Education
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2022.
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Degree Specialization: Cultural Studies
Dissertation Title: Examining Whiteness in Elementary Art
MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.
Major: Art Education
Degree Specialization: Community Art
Dissertation Title: Breaking the Silence: Empowering Adolescent girls through art
BA, University of Northern Colorado, 2007.
Major: Art Education
Degree Specialization: Drawing and Art History minors

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ARTE 3753.001, Art Education: Foundations, Fall 2024
ART 5900.716, Special Problems, Summer 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ARTE 4760.001, Art Education: Global Aesthetics, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 5773.001, Curriculum Theory in Art Education, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 3753.001, Art Education: Foundations, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 4760.001, Art Education: Global Aesthetics, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 5787.001, Introduction to Research in Art Education, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.716, Special Problems, Fall 2023 Syllabus
ARTE 3753.001, Art Education: Foundations, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 4760.001, Art Education: Global Aesthetics, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 5781.001, Contemporary Art & Theory Pedagogy, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 5788.001, Advanced Research Methods in Art Education, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 3753.002, Art Education: Foundations, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ARTE 4760.001, Art Education: Global Aesthetics, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Link, B. (2024). Shifting the Conversation: Scaffolding Sociocultural Dialogue in the Elementary Art Classroom. Cultivating critical conversations in art education. Teacher College Press.
Powell, C., Kemp, T., Link, B. (2021). Accounting for women in the arts: Reconsidering women’s agency, networks, and relationships. Challenging women's agency and activism in early modernity: Gendering the late medieval and early modern world.. Amsterdam University Press..
Journal Article
Link, B. (2022). Art Integration in Teacher Education: Aesthetic Tools to Foster Critical Dialogue. Texas Education Review. 10(2), 36-48. Austin, TX.:.
Weintraub, S., Link, B., Stetz, L., Heller, H. (2021). Rethinking together: Reflections on AERI Pecha Kucha Sessions. Studies in Art Education. 62(3), 291-295.
Link, B. (2021). Who holds the power? Students respond to whiteness in the canon.. Art Education Journal. 74(5), 32-37.
Link, B. (2019). White lies: Unraveling whiteness in the elementary art curriculum.. 36(3), 11-28. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Lewis, T. E. (Principal), Link, B. (Co-Principal), Donaldson, C. (Co-Principal), "Critical Communities of Practice," Sponsored by Onstead Institute, University of North Texas, $25000 Funded. (August 2023May 2024).
Grant - Teaching
Dawson, K. (Principal), Link, B. (Co-Principal), "Sustaining Art Integrated Teaching Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Sponsored by US State Department, US Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in partnership with Katie Dawson, Federal, $13000 Funded. (2021).
Dawson, K. (Principal), Link, B. (Co-Principal), "One Book, One Bosnia," Sponsored by US State Department, US Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal, $30000 Funded. (2020).
Link, B. (Principal), "Global Classrooms Grant," Sponsored by Texas Global and the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT Austin, Other, $2000 Funded. (2019).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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