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  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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Academic Misconduct Complaint

 

All accounts of academic misconduct should be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Nick Negrete via the following form:  

Academic Misconduct Complaint Form


FORMS OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Cheating: Students must adhere to the guidelines provided by their instructors for completing academic work. Students may not claim as their own work any portion of academic work that was completed by another student. Students may only use materials approved by their instructor when completing an assignment or exam. Students may not present the same (or substantially the same) work for more than one course or within the same course without obtaining approval from the instructor of each course. Students must adhere to all course reserves regulations. Students may not act dishonestly or convey information that the student knows or is known to be false, by actions such as lying, forging or altering any document or record in order to gain an unfair academic advantage. Violations of this standard constitute cheating.

Collusion: Students are encouraged to collaborate on academic work within any limits that may be prescribed by their instructors. Students may only provide, seek or accept information about any academic work that will be submitted for a grade, to or from other students, with the authorization of the instructor. Violations of this standard constitute collusion.

Fabrication: All experimental data, observations, interviews, statistical surveys, and other information collected and reported as part of academic work must be authentic. Any alteration, e.g., the removal of statistical outliers, must be clearly documented. Data must not be falsified in any way. Violations of this standard constitute fabrication.

Plagiarism: All ideas, arguments, and phrases, submitted without attribution to other sources must be the creative product of the student. Thus, all text passages taken from the works of other authors (published or unpublished) must be properly cited. The same applies to paraphrased text, opinions, data, examples, illustrations, and all other creative work. Violations of this standard constitute plagiarism.

Please note: Course expectations may vary from instructor to instructor. All students have an obligation to seek a clear understanding of the expectations associated with each particular assignment and each particular course in which students are enrolled.


PROCESS FOR REVIEW:

Once an official academic misconduct report is submitted, the Conduct Process outlined in Section VI will ensue as with any other conduct case. In instances where a committee is convened, the Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee will convene a formal hearing process.
 

The Academic Integrity Committee consists of representatives from liberal arts and sciences, the various studio departments, and the Office of Student Affairs. The Chair of the Committee is appointed by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. No fewer than three committee members will meet to review each case

All accounts of academic misconduct should be reported using the Code of Conduct Complaint form. Any member of the Otis College community may fill out a form. In addition to the form, faculty, staff, or another student shall assemble and submit documentation that supports the accusation. The form and all evidence is forwarded to the Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee for review and investigation.

Students will be contacted to appear before the committee to share information and answer questions regarding the case.

Once the committee has heard the case, a recommendation will be made by the committee, and the student will receive an official letter within seven (7) business days from their meeting with the committee. In addition, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs will be notified as to the committee’s recommendations, and formal conduct sanctions, up to and including dismissal from the College, imposed by the Student Conduct Office. All students may appeal the decision of the Academic Integrity Committee in writing to the Provost or designee within seven business days of the delivery of the letter.

The following are possible recommended sanctions that may be imposed by the Academic Integrity Committee:

  • No action
  • Academic Integrity project
  • Required tutoring sessions in the Student Learning Center
  • Failing grade for the plagiarized assignment
  • Failing grade for the course
  • Loss of privileges or exclusion from academic activity or program
  • Dismissal from the College

Additional recommendations may be imposed at the discretion of the committee and with the approval of the Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs or the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. 


Resources To Use in the Classroom

This short video produced by Rutgers University is an interactive way to approach the subject of avoiding plagiarism in the classroom.


Academic Integrity Committee

The Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee and Associate Dean of Student Affairs are the first points of contact for the College in processing alleged cases of student plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty. According to the Otis College Code of Conduct, “All forms of academic misconduct, including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty” are direct violations of the code.

The Academic Integrity Committee consists of representatives from Liberal Arts and Sciences, the studio departments, and Student Affairs. The chair of the Committee is determined by its members. No fewer than three committee members will review a case of plagiarism or academic dishonesty or misconduct.


MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like more information about the process, please contact Dr. Nicholas Negrete, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at nnegrete@otis.edu, or Associate Provost, Kim Russo at krusso@otis.edu.

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