Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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Leader Task Calendar

TRAVEL STUDY: LEADER TASK LIST/ TIMELINE

Materials may be submitted via email to dgrosch@otis.edu (put the material item, program, and your name in the subject line) or in person to the Center for International Education,

Ahmanson Hall 215.

 

PHASE I

Focus on developing recruitment materials, finalize course budget, and familiarize one’s self with Otis’ Travel Study mission and fundamental philosophies.

 

TASK

SUBMISSION DATE

NOTES

 

 

 

Individual Faculty Leader Meetings with CIE

SPRING: August

FALL: January

We will meet once during each Phase. Meetings can occur via Skype, or in-person.

 

 

 

Review: Leader Guide & Safety Guide

SPRING: Ongoing

 

FALL: Ongoing

The Center for International Education (CIE) will provide you with a copy to review or you can click here to review online

www.otis.edu/travel-study-programs/forms-documents

 

 

 

Correspondence with Program Provider/

Host Organization

SPRING: Ongoing

FALL: Ongoing

 

 

It is your responsibility to communicate with your Program Provider any changes to your itinerary, general concerns, etc.

 

 

 

Update: Travel Study Flyer/ Poster

 

Information Components

 

  • Course Dates   
  • Course/Program/      Participant Description      
  • Faculty/Contact Info
  • Info-Session Dates/ location
  • Pricing              
  • Included/Not-Included Description 

SPRING: August 31

 

FALL:  December 15

 

Submit your materials to CIE no later than the dates noted above.

The Center for International Education will develop a flyer, and poster for your program.

 

However, if you would prefer to develop your own flyer and poster please submit it by the dates indicated in “Submission Dates” and insert information found in the “Task Column.”

 

Once your flyer/ poster have been approved by the CIE it is your responsibility to distribute posters around campus, or via Otis Community.  (CIE will print you 100 flyers, and 3 posters)

 

The CIE Office will create a program specific page on the Travel Study website. Students will use this website to apply to the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update: Travel Study Presentation

SPRING:  August 15

 

FALL:  December 15

 

Submit your materials to CIE no later than the dates noted above.

The Center for International Education will provide you with a template to use. However, you are welcome to develop your own presentation. Your presentation will be uploaded to the CIE webpage. You can also use this as recruitment tool, while students can use this as a fund raising tool.

 

 

 

Review: Student Recruitment

Please review:

  • Recruitment Strategies 101

Host two Information Sessions

SPRING: 

September 1

 

FALL:  January 25

 

Begin your recruitment effort no later than the dates noted above.

The recruitment of students for your program rests primarily with you.

Successful recruitment depends on the efforts of the faculty leader(s). It is important that the faculty leaders understand the application process, and any other important information that students may inquire about.

 

In some cases the Program Provider will provide additional recruit materials.

 

It is your responsibility to actively recruit applicants for your program using posters, flyers, info sessions, classroom visits, former participants, student organizations, online networking sites, Otis Community, etc.

 

 

 

Finalize: Program Budget

 

SPRING: 

September 21st

 

FALL: 

February 21st

 

Submit your budget to CIE no later than the dates noted above.

Finalize program logistics: verify reservations, negotiate final prices, and secure resources (instructors, guests, classroom, housing, food, tickets, transportation, activities, etc.). Make any needed adjustments based on enrollment, final logistics, etc.

 

After the submission date, there can be no additions to the projected program costs, and changes to the budget are expected only in the areas of exchange rates and number of participants.

 

 

 

Participate: Travel Study Fair

SPRING:

September 29th & 30th

 

FALL: 

TBA

The Travel Study fair is an opportunity to showcase your program, invite students to attend your information session to be held in October, and to recruit students.

 

 

 

Information Session

SPRING October

The Center for International Education will secure dates for your information session to be held in the Forum or Student Lounge. You are encouraged to hold additional Information Sessions as well.

 

 

 

Begin correspondence with your students

SPRING:  October 1

FALL:  March 1

Begin your correspondence no later than the dates indicated.

 

 

 

Student Applications

 

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

SPRING:  December 10

               

FALL: April 10

 

The faculty leader and the CIE will review the applicant numbers for each program after Dec. 10 (Spring) or April 10 (Fall) to decide whether or not to continue planning for the program.

 

Ultimately, applications could be accepted 1-2 weeks after the last day to add courses. Therefore, the final absolute deadline varies program-to-program, year-to-year. Please always consult with the Center for International Education on whether to extend your program deadline.

 

 

 

Complete: CPR

Optional

Contact Human Resources to register for free First Aid Training

       

 

 

PHASE II

Focus on course content, structure, and flow. Discussion during this 2nd phase will be centered on Student Learning Outcomes, Logistics, and Pre-Departure Materials.

 

TASK

SUBMISSION DATE

NOTES

 

 

 

Participation in Faculty Pre-Departure Orientation

SPRING: Feb. 6th

Fall: TBA

 

 

All participating faculty are required to attend this orientation. Topics covered:

Health & Safety;  Group Life Cycle;  Program Components; Student Conduct; Documents/Forms; Course Flow          

 

 

 

Finalize: Two Pre-departure Meetings with your students

Spring: January 14th

 

Fall: August 27th

Please inform both your students and CIE when you will be delivering your two pre-departure orientations. 

 

CIE will send you a list of information that needs to be covered; this information is also on our webpage.

 

 

 

Review: Faculty Travel Study Course Log &

Review Terra Dotta Account Log-in

SPRING: Ongoing

 

FALL: Ongoing

The Center for International Education will provide you with a copy to review of the Travel Study Course Log. Use this Log to help develop your First 48 hours, and Final Itinerary.

 

Review your student applications, by logging into Terra Dotta. Don't know how. Contact the Center for International Education.

 

 

 

 

Update: Student Course Prep-Manual

 

 

SPRING:  January 14th

 

FALL:  August 14th

 

Submit your Course Prep-Manual to CIE no later than the dates noted above.

The Center for International Education will provide you with a template to use.

  • Insert Relevant Supporting Course Material         
  • Course Description  Dates/Titles/Contact Information

The Center for International Education will review your Course Manual and send you the edited version. This is the version you will send to your students

 

 

 

Submit: Passport Copy

SPRING:  January 14

 

FALL:  April 14

 

 

 

 

Submit: Travel Advance Request Form

Only if applicable.

 

Submit your Travel Advance to CIE no later than the dates indicated.

SPRING:  Four weeks prior to departure date

 

FALL:  Four weeks prior to departure date

 

Please complete and send (electronically) to the Center for International Education.

 

Arrange for any advance payments or deposits. Collect invoices from vendors and forward to the Study Abroad Office to process payments.

 

 

 

 

Complete:

First 48 Hours Form

 

Proposed Itinerary/ Activities Worksheet

SPRING:  Four weeks prior to departure date

 

FALL:  Four weeks prior to departure date

The Center for International Education will provide you with a template to use.

 

If you are using a program provider you must submit their program calendar to the Center for International Education

 

Individual Faculty Leader Meetings with CIE

SPRING:

FALL: Ongoing

We will meet once during each Phase. Meetings can occur via Skype, or in-person.

 

 

 

PHASE III

Your Travel Study program is in progress. Please refer to your Travel Study Course Log, and your  Leader Guide & Safety Guide for further instructions

 

In the Field

  • Confirm safe arrival of all program participants with the Center for International Education.
  • Oversee all academic aspects of the program.
  • Oversee all program logistics.
  • Act as the custodian and manager of field advance funds and resources. Track all program expenditures on-site and collect required documentation (receipts, etc.).
  • Act as primary resource for student inquiries and problems.
  • Act as the initial responder to logistical, medical, behavioral, and other crises.
  • Serve as the program's primary liaison with the Center for International Education and Otis College

PHASE IV

Post trip checklist.

TASK

SUBMISSION DATE

NOTES

 

 

 

Submit:

Trip Folder/Course Log

SPRING:  Two weeks upon return

 

FALL:  Two weeks upon return

               

 

 

 

 

Submit: Course Debrief

SPRING:  Two weeks upon return

 

FALL:  Two weeks upon return

Course Debrief is found online under the Center for International Education.

 

 

 

Submit: Travel Expense Reports

Only if applicable.

SPRING:  Two weeks upon return

 

FALL:  Two weeks upon return

Please complete and send (electronically) to the Center for International Education

 

 

 

Schedule: Exit Interview with CIE Director

SPRING:  Three weeks upon return

 

FALL:  Three weeks upon return

 

 

 

 

Submit: Photos, Videos, Assessments

SPRING:  Three weeks upon return

 

FALL:  Three weeks upon return

Student assessments are found online. Please ensure that each of your students complete a Travel Study assessment.

RESPONSIBILITIES of CIE

 

 Application Processing & Student Database Management in coordination with Departments. 

 Dissemination and Collection of Student Forms:

 Behavior Code of Conduct    Student MEDICAL Questionnaire   Participation Agreement Form

 Waiver of Liability Form        Travel Arrangement Form    (Post) Student Evaluation 

 Program Provider Forms     

 Assistance with Group Travel Arrangements

 U.S. Embassy STEP Submission

 Printed versions of the Student Course Manual, Recruitment Materials (limited)

 Assistance with HTH Insurance

 Budget Management

 Assistance with Program Marketing

 Faculty Orientation

 Assistance with Student Pre-Departure Orientation

 Assistance with the Development of Pre-Departure & On-Course Materials

 Assistance with “De-Orientation”

 Staff Support

 Correspondence with Program Provider

 Assistance with Program Itinerary planning

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