Events
  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event
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    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.

     

    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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Roles and Responsibilities

 

The Provost is responsible for the Division of Student Learning and Success, which encompasses all aspects of academic and student life at Otis. These responsibilities are distributed among the following leaders:
 

 

Provost

 

 

 

Randall Lavender

 

 

Associate Provost
for Assessment
and Accreditation

 

Debra Ballard

 

Associate Provost for Academic Administration
 

 

Kim Russo

 

Academic Projects
Manager

 

 

Matthew Penkala


Major

Areas of Responsibility


Chief Academic Officer
Academic Planning
Divisional Budgets and Space
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Continuing Education and Pre-College Programs

 

Chief Accreditation Officer

Leadership in WASC and NASAD accreditation reporting & site visits

External Program Reviews

Assessment of Educational Effectiveness

Institutional, Program & Course Learning Outcomes

Criteria for Review (CFRs)

 

Administrative Systems Oversight

Department Administration Liaison 

Human Resources Liaison and Point Person for Faculty Affairs:

   Convocation

   Contracts

   Collective Bargaining

   Contact Hour Loads

   Faculty Development 

   Sabbaticals

   Faculty & Staff Searches Academic Research

Policies and Procedures

Student Conduct & Appeals 

 

 

Academic Project Management
Academic Research Support
Divisional Calendar
Academic Meeting Schedule
Assessment and External Program Review Support
Budget Planning Support
Administrative Systems Support
Web and Publications Support
HEOA Compliance


Assignments and Activities


Faculty Issues and Concerns 

Collaboration with the President on Strategic Planning

Academic Advising & Mentoring

Blended and Online Learning

Academic Planning

New Program Development

e-Learning Development

 

 

Oversight of Assessment Activities, Cycles, and Related Processes

Report Writing and Submissions Preparation

Site Visit Planning and Oversight

 

Operations Management

Academic Searches

Campus Events

Assessment Support

Point Person for:

   College Systems

   Annual Exhibition

   Galleries and Exhibitions

   Shops & Labs

   Academic Computing

 

 

Annual Awards Cycles
Annual Exhibition Support
Presentation Development
Program Review Coordination
Presidential Scholars Events


Committees
and Interfaces


Education Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees

Board of Governors

Senior Team

Budget Planning Committee

Academic Assembly

Chairs Council

Core Council

Faculty Senate

 

 

Assessment Committee

Core Council

Academic Assembly

Curriculum Committee

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Core Programs

Continuing Education and Pre-College Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Standing

 

Student Learning and Success Team
Educational Planning Committee
Human Resources
Academic Assembly
Faculty Development Committee
Personnel Committee
Chairs Council
Core Council
Student Conduct

 

Business Office
Facilities
Information Systems
Purchasing


Direct Reports

 

Associate Provost for Assessment & Accreditation

Associate Provost for Academic Administration

Department Chairs:

   A/L/I

   Communication Arts

   Digital Media

   Fashion Design

   Fine Arts

   Foundation

   Liberal Arts & Sciences

   Product Design

   Toy Design

   Graduate Graphic Design

   Graduate Fine Arts

   Graduate Public Practice

   Graduate Writing

 

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Academic Directors/Sr. Director:

   Creative Action:Integrated
   Learning

   Library & Learning Centers

   Interdisciplinary Studies

   Technical Support Services

Academic Advising Coordinator

Academic Projects Manager

Executive Assistant

 

 

 

 

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