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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

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

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Information Literacy at Otis: Learning Outcomes by Level

Foundation Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Somewhat effective in defining key research concepts and terms, although some coaching may be required. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds some appropriate sources. Uses at least 2 database articles and/or books and evaluates them satisfactorily according to CRAAP standards as evidenced through annotations for at least 2 sources. Begins to incorporate information into the paper/project and cites most sources with possibly some issues of unintentional plagiarism.
 

Sophomore Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Mostly effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 3 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 3 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Junior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effective in defining key research concepts and terms. Goes beyond simple website searches and finds good substantive sources. Uses at least 4 database articles and/or books and evaluates them well as evidenced through annotations using CRAAP standards for at least 4 sources. Synthesizes information into the paper/project and cites all sources. Includes a Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.

Senior Level: Meets Expectation Grade of C

Effectively defines key research concepts and terms. Finds good substantive sources through the databases, interviews, and books in addition to reputable websites. Searches at least 2 different appropriate databases and uses a total of at least 6 good sources. Thoroughly evaluates 5 of them using CRAAP standards. Synthesizes all cited information coherently into the paper/project. Cites all sources and includes an Annotated Bibliography and Works Cited page. No evidence of plagiarism.