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    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.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Technology Planning @ Otis

LIB students working

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