Student Feedback

School of Dance Reporting Options

No issue is too big or too small to bring up. You can raise issues or concerns at any time, even issues that have occurred in the past. When possible, it is best practices to address a conflict/concern directly with the person in question first. If that is not possible, or is an avenue that has already been tried, there are several reporting options available, including anonymous ones. Feel free to choose the one that best suits your needs and comfort. We care about your experience and are all working together to best support our community. We welcome all feedback.

Reporting

In giving us feedback, please go to the administrative level where you might feel the most comfortable. There is no preferred first person to report to. We encourage you to report all issues or complaints related to faculty, other students, staff, or guests. 

Also, while there are many options available to report questions, concerns and issues in-person, it is also possible to report anonymously. All feedback is valued and anonymous feedback will be used as a way to reflect on our processes and general action. While anonymous feedback encourages reflection and learning, it does limit us in how we can affect direct change.

Reporting can happen in person or on email (your uMail is protected and preferred) or on SOD reporting form below.

Keeping in mind our sensitivity to power dynamics, if possible, first consider having an informal chat with the faculty and/or student with whom the issue is centered.

What Happens When I Report

When reaching out to the administrative leaders as confidential resources (Administrative leaders are the Director, Program Heads, Associate Directors for Undergrad Studies and Graduate Studies (please see webpage for specific names)) these people are able to hear specific complaints about an instructor, a fellow student, a general attitude present in the school of dance, and/or answer questions about SOD protocols or policies, etc. The administrative leader will be able to either bring the issue to the other person, the faculty, the staff, or the upper administration. (Please note that in some cases, the administrative leader has a mandatory reporting duty).

If anything about this form is unclear, feel free to reach out to any of us in the administrative team to answer your questions.

Notice places where giving such feedback is not appropriate:
-Gossiping with other friends, students who in themselves cannot take action on your feedback
-Discussions in classes about other classes and naming specific faculty

Leadership 

The SoD administrative leaders available to receive feedback include:
- Luc Vanier, School of Dance Director ()
- Satu Hummasti, Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs ()
- Eric Handman, Associate Director for Graduate Programs ()
- Program Heads
     Sara Pickett, Modern Program Head (
     Chris McMillan, Ballet Program Head ()
- DEI Subcommittee Leaders:
     Molly Heller, Pedagogy & Teaching (
     Cole Adams, Art Making & Performance (
     Alexandra Barbier, Community & Recruitment ()

You can also reach out to your SAC representative and/or SAC leader who will then report back, in an agreed upon manner to the administrative leaders.  

 

  

You will find below further information about general SDD, CFA, and U of U communication pathways:

School of Dance Resources

www.dance.utah.edu

Please reach out to the Administrative Assistant () when dealing with scheduling, registering for classes, email lists, issues with CANVAS, student email lists. Look to the weekly announcement on the SDD Canvas page for more details on Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, and Nutritionists resources. 

Please reach out to the Administrative Officer () with any questions/issues regarding financial matters such as scholarships, tuition, FAF grant budgets, etc.

Please reach out to the Stage Manager () with any questions regarding Covid-19 safety protocols, cleaning supplies, …

College of Fine Arts Resources

https://finearts.utah.edu/

You can report DEI incidents at the college level on this page: https://www.finearts.utah.edu/about-us/justice-equity-diversity-inclusion

Academic Advising:https://finearts.utah.edu/students/current-undergraduates/academic-advising

If you prefer reporting outside the SOD, one option is to reach out to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs, Liz Leckie (

University of Utah Resources

www.utah.edu

Student Success Advocatehttps://ssa.utah.edu (text, phone, and form)
The Office of the Dean of Students: Student Affairshttps://deanofstudents.utah.edu/
Ombudsperson:https://academic-affairs.utah.edu/office-for-faculty/facultyombuds/
Campus student handbook (policy):https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/
Mandatory reporting:https://sexualassault.utah.edu/reporting/mandatory-reporters/
U equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://education.research.utah.edu/edi.php

https://diversity.utah.edu/centers/
Early Contact Program (CESA) Dir: and

Counseling Center:
- Huntsman Center for Mental Health – Mobile Unit.
- Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

Center for disabilityhttps://disability.utah.edu/