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  • MFA Exhibition: Jamie Grace Davis

    Points of Departure

     

    1/28 Performaces

    1:00 - 1:10pm, 220V. 

    1:15 - 1:30pm,  ___________ships.

     

    1/31

    4 - 8:00pm, Closing Reception

     

  • Jason Bailer Losh lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. 
     
  • Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet is a graphic design studio established in 2004 by Ludovic Balland. The studio focuses on book and editorial design, as well as new visual identities for international brands and cultural institutions.

     

    www.ludovic-balland.ch

    www.dar-news.com

  • Amy Adler

    Feb 03| Lectures
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    Amy Adler graduated from Cooper Union and received an MFA in Visual Art from UCLA and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. She has had one person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Aspen Art Museum as well as galleries worldwide. 
     
  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • Alex Israel

    Feb 10| Lectures
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    The work of Alex Israel is deeply entwined with his hometown of Los Angeles. The artist creates art that riffs on Hollywood culture and the cult of celebrity. His first major body of work consisted of rented studio props, transformed into readymades by their placement in the gallery—some blatantly obvious in their artificiality. He gave celebrities the same treatment in the video series “As It Lays”, video portraits based on campy TV talk shows.
  • Menno Cruijsen, Lava Design
    February 12, 12:30-1:30, Ahmanson 6th floor

    Lava was founded in 1990 by creative director Hans Wolbers (the Netherlands, 1965). The current team consists of 10 talented designers and three projectmanagers. The agency is focused on creative strategy, editorial design and dynamic identities.

    http://www.lava.nl

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Faculty Grants

The College maintains a commitment to support faculty members in their pursuit of excellence in professional activities, teaching effectiveness, and college activities. Otis offers three kinds of grants discussed below


Faculty Development Grants

Faculty Development

Small grants are available to full-time and adjunct faculty to support activities, such as:

  • Professional activities such as research, funding for supplies and material, or participation in conferences and workshops
  • Teaching effectiveness related to student learning styles, dealing with problem students, and educating the whole student
  • College activities such as building departmental teamwork, collegiality, and communications

Faculty Development grants are funded by the College. External Funding Opportunities are also available to the larger Otis community, including grants, fellowships, and residencies for individual artists, designers, scholars, and writers.

Application Instructions:

  1. Fill out the online form. A copy of the information will be sent to your email.
  2. Forward the email to your Chair for approval.
  3. Ask the Chair to forward the email with his/her approval to: Guy Bennett, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair.

Questions about grants: Contact Guy Bennett, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair
Technical questions about the form: Contact Heather Cleary, Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian


Software Upgrade Grants

Software Upgrade

Grants are available to full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty from the Provost's Office for software upgrades that enhance teaching.

All faculty members who have taught at Otis for a minimum of two years are eligible for software upgrade grants, which will be administered as reimbursements.  Please note that the grants suport software upgrades (or comparable academic version purchases) only and that the Provost's Office reserves the right to approve, deny, and/or cap awards.

Software upgrade grants can help support many faculty needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Maintaining current Microsoft Office programs to assist in presentation and document prepartion, or receiveing and commenting on student papers.
  • Staying current in academic versions of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.) that serve both in professional activity and teaching.
  • Preparing for classes dependent on exotic or uncommon software programs that change or upgrade frequently and charge high fees for upgrade purchases.
  • Any other software updrades that will allow faculty members to teach a class, view and/or grade student work, or teach to the most current version of a program.

Requests for 2012-13 will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2014.  Purchases should be completed using Otis' Preferred Software Storefronts (see Academic Computing if software is not available through these sources): 

CDWG/Otis

APPLE/Otis

To make a request, eligible faculty members should complete the Software Upgrade Request form and forward the relevant Department Chair's written approval to provost@otis.edu.


Curricular Innovation Grants (for e-Learning)

Curricular Innovation Grants

In response to faculty and College interest in curricular innovation, Curricular Innovation grants are available from the Provost’s Office to support faculty participation in a pilot “e-learning” initiative.

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 developing and teaching a 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 for the offering of a blended course are eligible. Both Studio and LAS faculty are encouraged to apply.

 

Click Here to apply for a Pedagogy Seminar Bricks + Clicks!

The deadline for Spring 2015 participation is:  Friday, January 23, 2015.

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 either blended or online courses at Otis. (Completion of Bricks + Clicks does not guarantee that you may teach a blended learning course; Department Chairs determine which and how many blended or online courses are offered.)

 

 

Click Here To Apply for Developing & Teaching an e-Learning course!

The deadline for Fall/Summer 2015 proposals is: Friday, February 6, 2015

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.)