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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is an independent advisory body that supports the College in shared governance through its commitment to academic integrity and academic freedom for Otis faculty. It promotes faculty participation in institutional decision-making, works in coordination with the Academic Assembly, and encourages collegiality and cooperation among all members of the Otis community in support of their mutual well-being and the College's mission. To these ends, the Faculty Senate provides a democratic forum for discussion, consensus and proactive communication.

The Faculty Senate provides a forum for faculty consultation and participation in a broad range of institutional issues and policy-making. The Faculty Senate discusses issues currently in deliberation in all Academic Assembly committees to accurately represent faculty positions in the discourse and decisions of those committees through its members' participation on or submissions to those committees. It also conducts independent research into and discusses issues not in committee deliberation — including, but not limited to, policies governing faculty dismissal, promotion, benefits, and workload; budgeting and distribution of College resources; program development, retrenchment, and redirection — and presents a unified position to the Academic Assembly and/or College Administration.

Membership of the Faculty Senate includes Otis Full-time and Adjunct faculty who are not in a position to assign or manage faculty. Part-time faculty may be included in discussions particularly germane to their role and/or experience at Otis.

View or download the Academic Meeting Calendar for Faculty Senate meeting dates and times. Meetings are held in the Forum, unless otherwise noted.