Events
  • Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event
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    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • 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

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • 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.

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Curriculum Committee

Mission
The Curriculum Committee participates in shared academic governance by overseeing the College’s educational curricula. 

Working Structure and Responsibilities
The Curriculum Committee receives proposals for changes to the College’s curricula (which may regard new programs or degrees, new courses or course sequences, amendments to existing curriculum, etc.), whose submission is based upon and formatted per the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines published in the Faculty Handbook. The Curriculum Committee reviews, approves and submits recommended curricular changes to the Academic Assembly in writing. The Curriculum Committee oversees the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines.

Membership
The Curriculum Committee membership consists of one representative from each academic department and/or program. Academic representatives serve on the Committee for two consecutive years. Ex-officio committee members include the Provost, Registrar, Dean of Admissions, Director of Library and Instructional Technology, and one officer of the Executive Board of the SGA. Ex-officio members serve annually. 

Leadership
A Chair or Co-Chairs may lead the committee, at the discretion of committee members, on a staggered term basis. The Chair/Co-Chairs is/are elected from among committee members who have prior service and serves/serve for two consecutive years. The previous Chair, or Co-Chair, is encouraged to remain on the committee for one year following his or her term. The Chair/Co-Chairs serve as the committee’s chief spokespersons and liaisons to the Provost’s Office and Academic Assembly. 

How to Submit a Proposal to the Curriculum Committee:
Download Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines (Word Document)

 

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