Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • 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. 

  • 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).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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Curricular Innovation Grants

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In response to faculty and College interest in curricular innovation, Curricular Innovation grants are available from the Provost’s Office to support faculty who wish to participate in research into e-learning.

Curricular Innovation Grants (for research into e-Learning)

Interested faculty members may be selected to participate in an online pedagogy seminar in one semester and, if motivated to do so, teach an e-Learning course in a subsequent semester. Selected faculty members may receive Curricular Innovation grants of $500 for participation in the pedagogy seminar and $1,000 for researching, developing, and assessing an e-learning course.


Eligibility

All full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty who have taught for a minimum of 1 year at Otis and have Chair approval are eligible. All faculty are encouraged to apply.


1. Pedagogy Seminar

Click Here to Apply for a Pedagogy Seminar Bricks + Clicks!
DEADLINES FOR PARTICIPATION:
  • FALL 2016 = Friday, September 16, 2016.
  • SPRING 2017 = Friday, January 27, 2017
  • SUMMER 2017 = Friday, May 19, 2017

Questions: Contact blendedlearning@otis.edu.

Grant Requirements:
  • Participation in and completion of an online seminar about online pedagogy called "Bricks + Clicks."
  • The total time commitment for this course is approximately 3-5 hours per week including required homework, some of which is about developing online course modules.
  • You will be expected to keep up with all course readings and postings, as well as interact with fellow “students” and reflect upon your experiential learning in an e-portfolio.

Successful completion of Bricks + Clicks is required of all faculty who wish to teach e-Learning courses at Otis. (Completion of Bricks + Clicks does not guarantee that you may teach an e-learning course; Department Chairs determine which and how many e-Learning courses are offered.)

2. Research, Develop and Assess an e-Learning Course

Click Here To Apply for Researching/Developing/Assessing an e-Learning course!
PROPOSAL DEADLINES:
  • SUMMER/FALL 2016 = Monday, February 8, 2015
  • SPRING 2017 = Monday, October 3, 2016
  • SUMMER/FALL 2017 = Monday, February 13, 2017

Questions: Contact blendedlearning@otis.edu.

Grant Requirements:
  • Your Chair’s approval to offer an e-Learning course for an upcoming semester is required.
  • S/he must send an email to blendedlearning@otis.edu saying that they support your proposal and are willing to consider running an e-Learning course.
  • You will need to develop additional modules as needed for an e-Learning course that you will you share with your department and other faculty who are interested.
  • You will receive the grant payment once the course has been approved, enrollment confirmed and course launched. (All blended and online courses first require completion of Bricks + Clicks.)
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