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Events
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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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 reimbursement grants discussed below


Faculty Development Grants

Faculty Development

Small reimbursement 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 (2 deadlines: the first Monday of November and of March each year):

  1. Fill out the online Grant Application 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: Jeanne Willette, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair.

Questions about grants: Contact Jeanne Willette, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair
Technical questions about the form: Contact Heather Cleary, Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian
Questions about reimbursement forms: Contact the Business Office


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 will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1.  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 research into 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” curricular research 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 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.

 

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

The deadline for SUMMER 2015 participation is:  Friday, May 15, 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 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.)

 

 

Click Here To Apply for Researching/Developing/Assessing 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.)