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  • Angie Bray: Shhhh

    Jan 17| Exhibition
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    Angie Bray: Shhhh

    January 17 – March 22, 2015

    Opening Reception: January 24, 4-6pm

    Angie Bray: Shhhh is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

    About the Exhibition

  • Opening Reception for Angie Bray: Shhhh a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery.

  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER


    Wednesday    18 February 2015    7:30 PM
    Ahmanson Auditorium   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM  

    at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

    250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE  LOS ANGELES CA  90012

     

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

     

  • Bassoon Performance

    Feb 22| Special Event
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    Bassoonist John Steinmetz Performs and Converses with the Audience
    Playing live bassoon inside the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh, Steinmetz will react to Bray’s installations by playing some of his own music as well as new compositions, and will converse with the audience, who are encouraged to sit or roam through the gallery looking and listening.

  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Closing reception for exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh

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Faculty Grants

The College maintains a commitment to support faculty members in their pursuit of excellence in professional activities, teaching effectiveness, and college activities. Otis offers three kinds of grants discussed below


Faculty Development Grants

Faculty Development

Small grants are available to full-time and adjunct faculty to support activities, such as:

  • Professional activities such as research, funding for supplies and material, or participation in conferences and workshops
  • Teaching effectiveness related to student learning styles, dealing with problem students, and educating the whole student
  • College activities such as building departmental teamwork, collegiality, and communications

Faculty Development grants are funded by the College. External Funding Opportunities are also available to the larger Otis community, including grants, fellowships, and residencies for individual artists, designers, scholars, and writers.

Application Instructions:

  1. Fill out the online form. A copy of the information will be sent to your email.
  2. Forward the email to your Chair for approval.
  3. Ask the Chair to forward the email with his/her approval to: Guy Bennett, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair.

Questions about grants: Contact Guy Bennett, Faculty Development Committee Co-Chair
Technical questions about the form: Contact Heather Cleary, Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian


Software Upgrade Grants

Software Upgrade

Grants are available to full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty from the Provost's Office for software upgrades that enhance teaching.

All faculty members who have taught at Otis for a minimum of two years are eligible for software upgrade grants, which will be administered as reimbursements.  Please note that the grants suport software upgrades (or comparable academic version purchases) only and that the Provost's Office reserves the right to approve, deny, and/or cap awards.

Software upgrade grants can help support many faculty needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Maintaining current Microsoft Office programs to assist in presentation and document prepartion, or receiveing and commenting on student papers.
  • Staying current in academic versions of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.) that serve both in professional activity and teaching.
  • Preparing for classes dependent on exotic or uncommon software programs that change or upgrade frequently and charge high fees for upgrade purchases.
  • Any other software updrades that will allow faculty members to teach a class, view and/or grade student work, or teach to the most current version of a program.

Requests for 2012-13 will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2014.  Purchases should be completed using Otis' Preferred Software Storefronts (see Academic Computing if software is not available through these sources): 

CDWG/Otis

APPLE/Otis

To make a request, eligible faculty members should complete the Software Upgrade Request form and forward the relevant Department Chair's written approval to provost@otis.edu.


Curricular Innovation Grants (for e-Learning)

Curricular Innovation Grants

In response to faculty and College interest in curricular innovation, Curricular Innovation grants are available from the Provost’s Office to support faculty participation in a pilot “e-learning” initiative.

Interested faculty members may be selected to participate in an online pedagogy seminar in one semester and, if motivated to do so, teach an e-Learning course in a subsequent semester. Selected faculty members may receive Curricular Innovation grants of $500 for participation in the pedagogy seminar and $1,000 for developing and teaching a course.

Eligibility

All full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty who have taught for a minimum of 1 year at Otis and have Chair approval for the offering of a blended course are eligible. Both Studio and LAS faculty are encouraged to apply.

 

Click Here to apply for a Pedagogy Seminar Bricks + Clicks!

The deadline for Fall 2014 participation is:  Friday, September 12, 2014.

Questions: Contact blendedlearning@otis.edu.

Grant Requirements:

Participation in and completion of an online seminar about online pedagogy called "Bricks + Clicks." The total time commitment for this course is approximately 3-5 hours per week including required homework, some of which is about developing online course modules. You will be expected to keep up with all course readings and postings, as well as interact with fellow “students” and reflect upon your experiential learning in an e-portfolio.

Successful completion of Bricks + Clicks is required of all faculty who wish to teach either blended or online courses at Otis. (Completion of Bricks + Clicks does not guarantee that you may teach a blended learning course; Department Chairs determine which and how many blended or online courses are offered.)

 

 

Click Here To Apply for Developing & Teaching an e-Learning course!

The deadline for Spring 2015 proposals is: Friday, September 19, 2014

Questions: Contact blendedlearning@otis.edu.

Grant Requirements:

Your Chair’s approval to offer an e-Learning course for an upcoming semester is required. S/he must send an email to blendedlearning@otis.edu saying that they support your proposal and are willing to consider running an e-Learning course. You will need to develop additional modules as needed for an e-Learning course that you will you share with your department and other faculty who are interested. You will receive the grant payment once the course has been approved, enrollment confirmed and course launched. (All blended and online courses first require completion of Bricks + Clicks.)