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    Carma Gorman chaired a session at CAA Conference 2020 that was very well attended and incredibly insightful. I'm hoping that a bunch of organizations (Design Incubation, Design Studies forum, AIGA DEC) can come together to develop a single document that cover's the majority of the Communication Design depts in the country. In speaking with Carma, she proposed a flexible document, almost a document wizard, that could support any dept at a variety of institutions to help develop their own standards. For instance, if you are a community college in the midwest that is situated within a business dept, select the options that are important to you... One thing that was brought up in the CAA conference session was the double-standard, higher bar which we must go through, as compared to other disciplines. It is not enough for us to secure a project from a major company, we need to also win an award. She pointed out, as I have always argued, that the vetting process a client does of us is peer review. And payment for our work is a grant. What also frustrates me is that everything we do is always considered "Service", because our skills and expertise falls within a service industry and field of study. Only if we then win an award, is it suddenly scholarly.
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    "Present Yourself" is the Society for Experiential Graphic Design's newest initiative connecting students to their future careers and providing mentorship opportunities for professionals to engage the next wave of talent. Each Thursday in May, beginning 05/07/2020, SEGD will host a virtual meeting via Zoom where graduating design students will meet SEGD professionals for candid portfolio reviews and career advice—something vitally absent from our community at this moment. "Creative people are resilient problem solvers" says SEGD Director of Education Hilary Jay. "When Covid-19 struck, educators from around the world told us how their students wouldn't have capstone exhibitions or a chance to receive professional feedback and career advice. That's how Present Yourself evolved. It's exactly what we, as an association, can do and want to do for our members." Design leaders from across the country and around the world will support student members as they get ready to enter the design world full-time starting with 15-minute sessions. Together, they’ll review capstone projects, discuss presentation pointers, and share career insights. "Present Yourself fills a professional development need for students where they, our design future, can meet global industry professionals, their mentors and design heroes," says Jay. "In this difficult period, there's some good news: We can roll out an international platform where students have direct access to experts who are willing and able to provide insights and expertise about the EGD field." Reviewers will select their availability and sign up for one or more three-hour sessions. SEGD will then send a link to join a virtual room (via Zoom) where professionals will meet their mentees. Sessions will be recorded, and later edited for pearls of wisdom that may help any student or newly minted designer entering the EGD field. Post-meeting, students will complete the process by adding their resumes to SEGD JOBS, where potential employers can post positions or purchase a “Resumes Only” package. SEGD will accept reviewer and student applications through the month of May, however, time slots are limited! In order for students to participate, they must become SEGD Members—for just $30 a year—and post their resume to the SEGD JOBS board that is visible to all job posters. +++ Professionals, for more information on how to become a reviewer, click here. Students, for more information on how to submit your portfolio and resume for review, click here. Not an SEGD member? Consider joining! First time members receive a 50% discount off the first year. Apply here.
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    I wish I could measure this. I honestly have no idea. Individuals in my department place different value in different deliverables. It's anyone's guess. On the university level, grants of any value are typically very highly regarded.
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    I am at a research university (top 10 public), we have qualitative assessment so it's hard for me to put numbers on them – they all have to be contextualized. In general, though, I think they are from high to low here – but nothing is so low to merit no attention. I'd be interested in other ways of assessing. Maria Published Book (highly respected, fluctuates based on press and peer review process) but demonstrates a high level of research contribution to the field Grant Base Research Project (varies based on source, amount, role) Peer Review Publication (helps demonstrate consistent contribution and more substantial than conference presentation) Peer Review Conference Presentation (these vary now, some in Europe are double blind peer reviewed full paper so this shifts how we think about conference presentations)
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    University of Minnesota design scholarship matrix.pdf This matrix is a useful tool for considering the diverse approaches to scholarship that design faculty engage in. My department has design faculty that are designers, humanists, social scientists, artists and engineers. Besides graphic design, we have programs in interior design, product design and apparel design.
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