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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Grading in O-Space

Step-By-Step Instructions for Using the O-Space CMS Gradebook

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Go to O-Space.

Log into O-Space

  • Select current course under gray heading "My Courses"
  • Select "Posts" Tab

​Note: The CMS gradbeook is populated by adding posts

  • Select "New Post"
  • Select "Categories" (gray button)
  • Scroll down to Step 3 Who can reply ot this?
  • Check the box next to "Yes, this is gradable, add to gradebook"
  • Check the box next to "I want students to view their own grades" 
  • Enter "Maximum Points" task is worth
  • Enter "Relative Weight" (how many percentage points is the task worth out of a 100%)
 

Note: Must be at least 1%

  • Select Back
  • Enter a post title
  • Enter body text
  • Select Save
  • Select "Settings" tab
  • Select "Gradebook" on left gray menu (toward the middle)
  • You will see your gradebook automatically populated with registered students
  • Enter a score for students

Note: Avoid letter grades. An F for example is 0-59%. If you enter F it will be calculated at 33%. This can mess up your calculations. Enter the actual score.

  • Select Save when finished.
 

Note: If using the gradebook to also calculate your student's grades, make sure you adjust the grade settings. You can also use the gradebook for tracking completed assignments instead, for example creating your own value system (0=not completed, 1=complete). Students will be able to see what they have completed or not.