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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Technology Planning

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Technology Planning

 

Technology Planning at Otis is led by the Technology Steering Committee comprised of the CIO, the Director of Academic Computing, and Director of the Library and Instructional Technology. The role of the Steering Committee is to track the needs of the community, advise, plan, discuss, evaluate, and guide the technology initiatives, programs and facilities to achieve the educational mission and goals of the College. The Steering Committee is responsible to update the Otis Technology Plan document annually and submit it to the Senior Cabinet.

The Technology Steering Committee meets monthly. Suggestions, proposals, concerns, ideas, suggestions, questions, and feedback are encouraged from anyone and everyone. Please send emails to: DSG_Tech_Steering@otis.edu

Community input, whether through meetings or email, is necessary to assist in providing broad perspective to the Steering Committee and to be used in planning, evaluating, implementing, integrating and supporting appropriate technologies for teaching and learning in the College. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: web enhanced instructional technologies in both liberal arts and studio classes; faculty training and support; ensuring adequate classroom, lab and technology facilities at all campus sites; equipping all open labs and classrooms with appropriate technology; and issues related to technologies which support the administrative functions and processes of the College.

Academic Department Representatives are appointed by the Academic Assembly to an Academic Technology Committee. They come to two meetings a year convened by the Technology Steering Committee. The Fall meeting is an open college-wide meeting about the "State of Technology at Otis." The Spring meeting is focused on budgeting and other issues related to any and all academic technologies. Additional meetings of the Academic Technology Committee may be convened as needed by the Director of Academic Computing, the Director of the Library and Instructional Technology, or by the Academic Department Representatives themselves. Representatives are important conduits of information and should take responsibility to notify the Steering Committee of any problems or issues as they surface (via email or by setting up a meeting).

The CIO organizes Administrative Technology Focus Groups as necessary and seeks to involve appropriate representative to help plan, evaluate, and oversee technology initiatives and programs. These sub-groups meet as needed. Once a year, the entire Otis Community is invited to a "State of Technology at Otis" meeting.


2011-12 Meeting Dates:

 

Thursday, October 20 Open Meeting and State of Technology at Otis Presentation
11:15am-12:15pm (Room TBA)

Thursday, January 26 , Academic Technology Meeting 11:15am-12:15pm (Room TBA)
Agenda: Budget/needs for next year.

Thursday, April 19, Academic Technology Meeting 11:15am-12:15pm (Room TBA)
 

Current Technology Planning Documents (requires login)

2012-13 Otis Technology Plan (as approved by Senior Team 10/26/12)

2012-13 Otis Technology Plan Presentation (prezi.com)

2011-12 Otis Technology Plan (as approved by President's Cabinet 12/11)

Instructional Technology Stats (8/1/11)

Instructional Technology Report on Work Plan Accomplishments as of 1/11 (DOC)

Instructional Technology Stats Chart as of 1/11 (Excel Spreadsheet - Supports Work Plan Accomplishments)

Academic Technology Report of Work Plan Accomplishments as of 1/11 (DOC)

Administrative Technology Report of Work Plan Accomplishments as of 1/11 (DOC)

Instructional Technology Initiatives/Proposals for 2011-12 (DOC)

Academic Technology Initiatives/Proposals for 2011-12 (DOC)

Administrative Technology Initiatives/Proposals for 2011-12 (DOC)

2010-11 Otis Technology Work Plan

2009-10 Technology Accomplishments

 


Notes from 2009: State of Technology at Otis Meeting

Information Systems Notes        Academic Computing Notes       Instructional Technology Notes

Technology Work Plan 2009-10

Technology Accomplishment 2008-09

Instructional Technology 3-Year Statistics Chart


Previous Planning Documents

Technology Work Plan 2008-09

Work Plan 2007-08

Technology Accomplishments 2006-07 

Steering Committee Description

Instructional Technology Focus Group

Academic Technology Focus Group

Administrative Technology Focus Group