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  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • OR GALLERY
    10455 JEFFERSON BLVD.
    CULVER CITY, CA 90232
  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Paradise Garage.

    Thursday, October 9th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     
  • Jennifer Moon

    Oct 14| Lectures
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    Artist, Adventurer, and Revolutionary 

    Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape is on view now in Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum through Sept. 7th! 
  • ALUMNI EVENT

    The Otis Alumni Council invites you to a reception and artist talk with alumnus Sandow Birk (’89) hosted by Council member Eleana Del Rio (’89) at her art gallery.

    Sandow Birk: American Qur’an  is the final exhibition culminating a nine-year project to create an illuminated manuscript of the Holy Qur’an. Birk will discuss this series and his career with art historian, art critic and Otis faculty member Dr. Jeanne Willette.

     

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Faculty Development

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Otis is committed to supporting faculty in their pursuit of excellence in teaching effectiveness, professional activities, and collegiality. Faculty Development activities are organized throughout the college in various venues:

    Academic Assembly

    Programs of Study

    Teaching Learning Center (TLC)

    Provost's Office

The Faculty Development Committee acts as a central advisory and/or coordinating body for these activities. Faculty Development Grants are available to support projects and activities including, but not limited to:

    Teaching effectiveness related to diverse student learning styles, student struggles, and educating the whole student

    Professional activities such as research, funding for supplies/materials, or participation in conferences/workshops

    College activities such as building departmental teamwork, forging trans-disciplinary avenues of investigation, and fostering communication across traditional boundaries.

One-on-one consultations with on-campus support staff are also available; faculty can discuss an upcoming project in more depth, review best practices, or brainstorm about particular student needs by meeting with an experienced department administrator, knowledgeable staff person, and/or teaching colleague, as needed.

Resources:

Videos by Faculty for Faculty:  Learn from teaching colleagues about themes and topics germane to all who teach our students.

Faculty Development at Otis: Looking Forward (a PDF strategic planning white paper by Associate Chair and Professor Randall Lavender)