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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Academic Misconduct Complaint

Resources To Use in the Classroom

This short video produced by Rutgers University is an interactive way to approach the subject of avoiding plagiarism in the classroom.

Academic Integrity Committee

Mission: The Academic Integrity Committee makes recommendations to the Provost regarding the Academic Integrity Policy and the process for review of infringements of the policy. The committee reviews alleged cases of student plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty that are referred to the committee and that take place in the context of a course, program, or academic activity in the College. Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty are a direct violation of the Otis Code of Conduct.

The Academic Integrity Committee consists of representatives from Liberal Arts and Sciences, the studio departments, and Student Affairs. The chair of the Committee is determined by its members. No fewer than three committee members will review a case of plagiarism or academic dishonesty or misconduct.

All accounts of academic misconduct should be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs, Laura Kiralla via the following form:  


Academic Misconduct Complaint Form


Process for Review

All accounts of academic misconduct are reported to the Chair of Academic Integrity Committee by completing an Academic Misconduct Complaint Form. Evidence that supports the charge of academic misconduct should be included with the report. Any staff, faculty, or student may file an Academic Misconduct Complaint Form.

Once accused, the student will be contacted to appear before the committee to share his/her perspective and to answer questions regarding the case.

Within seven days of the review, the committee will make a recommendation that is communicated to the student, the faculty, the department chair and to the Dean of Student Affairs in an official letter.

The following recommendation(s) may be imposed by the Academic Integrity Committee:
·    No action
·    Intellectual Dishonesty Project
·    Failing grade on the plagiarized assignment
·    Failing the class
·    Loss of privileges or exclusion from academic activity or program
·    Dismissal from the College

Upon their recommendations, formal conduct sanctions up to and including dismissal from the College may be imposed by the College Code of Conduct Committee.

All students can appeal the decision of the Academic Integrity Committee in writing to the Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences within seven days of the delivery of the letter. 

Additional recommendations may be made at the discretion of the Committee and with the approval of the Associate Provost and the Dean of Student Affairs.