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  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


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]