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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



Policies & Forms



Is it a Policy, a Standard / Procedure or a Guideline?

What's in a name? We frequently hear people use the names "policy", "standard", “procedure”, and "guideline" to refer to documents that fall within the policy infrastructure. So that those who participate in this consensus process can communicate effectively, we'll use the following definitions.

Policy: A policy is typically a document that outlines specific requirements or rules that must be met. In the information/network realm, policies are usually point-specific, covering a single area. For example, an "Acceptable Use" policy would cover the rules and regulations for appropriate use of the computing facilities.

Standard Procedure: A standard procedure is typically collections of system-specific or procedural-specific requirements that must be met by everyone. For example, you might have a standard that describes how to harden a Windows XP workstation for placement on an external (DMZ) network. People must follow this standard exactly if they wish to install a Windows XP workstation on an external network segment.

Guideline: A guideline is typically a collection of system specific or procedural specific "suggestions" for best practice. They are not requirements to be met, but are strongly recommended. Effective security policies make frequent references to standards and guidelines that exist within an organization.

Policy - Acquisition and Use of Domain Names
Policy - Appropriate Use Policy
Policy - Backup Recovery of User Files
Policy - Banner Data Acceptable Use
Policy - Complying with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Policy - Change Management
Policy - E-Mail Signature Block Standard
Policy - Helpdesk Support While Traveling
Policy - Laptop Encryption
Policy - Off Campus Access via Virtual Private Network
Policy - Otis Community E-Mail Responsibility
Policy - Passwords rev 2
Policy - Proper E-Mail Use
Policy - Purchasing Computers, Printers, Software
Policy - Remote Access
Policy - Response to a Student Violation of the DMCA
Policy - Support of Home Computer Equipment
Policy - Wireless Communication on Internal Wireless Network
Policy - Work Order
Policy - Office Moves
Policy - Restoring Corrupted Operating System
Policy - Standard Workstation Screen-Saver Operation
Policy - Vendor Access
Policy - Changing Password by IS Department
Policy - Data Entry Standards for Banner Users
Policy - Information Security
Policy - Student E-Mail Account Retention
Policy - Banner Common Matching
Policy - Granting Banner Accounts
Policy - Duplicate PIDM Clean Up
Policy - Risk Assessment
Policy - Student Access to Administrative Information Systems (v2)
Policy - Student E-Mail Responsibility (v2)
Policy - Submitting High Importance E-Mails to Otis College
Policy - Submitting Mass E-Mails to Otis College (v3)
Policy - TrackIT Work Order Retention

Procedure - Proposing Auxiliary Domain Names
Procedure - Banner Common Matching