Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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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 opportunities include Grants, Workshops, Pedagogical Support, and Sabbatical Leaves.  

The Faculty Development Committee of the Academic Assembly provides leadership in supporting the development, selecting and prioritizing of several grant initiatives and applications for Sabbatical Leaves

Faculty Development Grants reimburse recipients for approved expenses associated with proposed professional development projects.

To support teaching excellence and assessment practices, Otis now offers Faculty Research Grants through the OARS Initiative.

Otis Assessment Research & Scholarship Initiative (OARS) - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/oars-initiative-grants#sthash.ZIABGITQ.dpuf
Faculty Research Grants in Support of Teaching Excellence and Assessment Practices - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/oars-initiative-grants#sthash.ZIABGITQ.dpuf

Pedagogical/Classroom Support in the form of one-on-one consultations with on-campus support staff are also available through the Teaching Learning Center (TLC).

Software Upgrade Grants and Technology Discounts are offered in support of faculty needs for software and hardware.

Curricular Innovation Grants for Blended and Online Learning Development are also available.

The Otis College YouTube channel for Faculty Development and Best Practices has useful videos for faculty.

Video Tutorials by Faculty for Faculty allow colleagues to learn from one another about themes and topics germane to all who teach our students. [Access limited to Faculty]

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