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  1. This is a great idea Robin. I am joining the conversation late; so, I am not sure where you or DI is in the process of putting together the list. I would be happy to add my name to it and to serve the design community this way.
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  2. Works in Process Works In Process is a podcast series exploring the evolution and techniques behind the lastest/ongoing projects of creative individuals by designer and educator, George Garrastegui, Jr. — This podcast is a way to discover, and uncover the creative process that goes behind the work that creatives do. I speak to designers, artists, writers, and other types of creative individuals to discuss their process. Through hopeful candid conversations, I want to highlight the guests that I talk to and possibly demystifying their creative process.
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  3. Kia ora Michele, How your MS is assessed is entirely up to the institution that wants to hire you! Different institutions will have different expectations or requirements. Same with how much value is placed on your professional experience. In the United States it is entirely up to each institution and its hiring processes. This is not true in other countries, where there are clear national standards for those lecturing in tertiary education and clear national standards for postgraduate levels of study. I once served on a promotion committee for a US candidate that did not have a ter
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  4. 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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  5. 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 busine
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  6. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Be-Strategic-on-the/244863
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  7. Some colleges and universities require external reviewers when candidates apply for tenure and promotion. Perhaps we can maintain a list here or find another way to aid those who need to find external reviewers at specific ranks.
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  8. I have done a few of them but just sort of winged it, based off of the requirements of their institution. It would be great to have a punch list. On another note, I just got promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. So if anyone needs a review at that level, I am willing to help out. Thanks, Mitch
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  9. For those who teach User Experience or Interaction Design courses, we have limited desk copies of our UX Methods book to give out.Link to fill out the form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8QUDDFz-meKLJqWaKA2nQIg-N-SzYkr2cuomfZuB9lVPlFA/viewformIf you don't teach those types of courses just ignore this post as it costs to mail out each copy.Thanks, James and Patrick
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  10. If anyone is already teaching this material, they should apply for a grant from Teach Access. I'm attaching the call for applications but they have ten slots open for college professors teaching in New York City: Teach Access will be awarding 20 grants of $5,000 each to faculty at institutions of higher education to develop modules, presentations, exercises, or curriculum enhancements or syllabus changes that infuse the fundamental concepts and skills of accessible design and development into existing technology- and design-focused courses. These awards will be made to fu
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  11. https://www.ucda.com/events/25/ Good Design Works seeks to spotlight all aspects of purpose-driven graphic and interactive design that are having an influential, positive impact on the world. The ability of the designer to create meaningful social change through visual communications that celebrate, criticize, educate, or advocate—begins in the classroom. Included in the summit are keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and paper and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted through a peer reviewed process. UCDA is famous for providing professional development i
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  12. Have you ever wondered where to publish design writing? We put together the a list of publishers, academic journals and some trade magazines for the Design Incubation Fellows and wanted to share it out. The journals on the list aren't ranked so some might be better than others for tenure and promotion. The good news is that if your work gets accepted, there are so many venues you could publish in a different journal every month for a couple years! Please help grow the list by posting suggestions for new additions. 2017_Journals_Publishers.pdf Art, Design and Communication in Hi
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  13. I am proud to announced the Call for Participation for MODE Summit 2019, hosted by Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. The new website is coming soon, but the CFP can be found here: http://www.modesummit.com/cfp/. Please email me questions at gretchen.rinnert@modesummit.com The deadline to submit an abstract is 8 August 2018
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  14. I received my MS Degree in 1999 from Pratt Institute in Communications Design. At that time, it was the only terminal degree they offered for design. SVA did not have their program yet. I lived in the NYC, worked as a designer and pursued part of my degree while I worked. Finally, I went full-time, because it was taking to long to finish while working. I never intended to teach with this degree. I only did a Master's for myself and hone my craft. I have been teaching for twelve years now, and would like to pursue other teaching opportunities. I was hired at an R1 University with my curre
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  15. Jessica, Do workload hours translate to contact hours? Could you possibly e-mail me what your handbook says for your unit? meismont@centralstate.edu. We are both an Ohio Public University and have AAUP, so it would be interesting research for what we are pushing forward to administration. Thanks, Mitch
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  16. I've performed 30+ external reviews for tenure and promotion over the past two decades. I have a couple of ideas for how this process can be improved. Requesting institutions should always send the reviewer the department's tenure and promotion guidelines, so that the reviewer has context for the review (requirements, norms, expectations, departmental and collegiate culture, etc.). The faculty member (or chair, or dean, or whomever solicits the review) should try to find a strong fit between the candidate and the reviewer – type of institution, faculty rank, sub-disciplinary affinity
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  17. Under Education legislation, New Zealand's universities are charged with the responsibility to act as "the critic and conscience of society". We have an obligation towards society, and are expected to work for what we view as the good of that society, even at the cost of passing judgement on it. So, in that context, social activism is an expected action of our researchers and our students.
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  18. http://www.psc-cuny.org/news-events/teaching-load-reduction-agreement-reached CUNY has a strong union. That, however, is at risk with the movement towards "Right to Work" efforts to break up unions by not requiring dues of all members. That being said, here is my understanding of how things are measured and expected of f/t tenured faculty. (We've included many of these questions in the Design Incubation Census so if people haven't completed the survey, please do so soon. We're going to close this year's survey shortly.) Whether a CUNY f/t tenured faculty member teaches at a Community
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  19. Lecturer position in the Michael Graves College at Kean University https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176922993&Title=Anticipated%20Twelve-Month%20Lecturer%20Positions%202019-2020%20%28Advertising%29
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  20. Howdy All, Forgive me if this topic has been covered. My question is how to do you tackle student internships? Specifically I would say unpaid internships. I am constantly getting contact for internships that are unpaid. Teaching at an HBCU my students don't have the luxury to take unpaid internships. The ones I reject right away, are the ones that have no educational value for the student. Example. A company once wanted a graphic design intern, but didn't have a graphic designer or art director on staff. Basically they just wanted a free graphic designer. Is this a problem in
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  21. Middle Tennessee State University’s Art & Design Department seeks applicants for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Graphic Design. Start date for these positions is August 1, 2019. The ideal candidate for the Interactive Design position (415080) will have extensive professional, creative-industry experience in traditional print and digital graphic design media. Applicants should exhibit a mastery of graphic design skills; have comprehensive knowledge of design principles; demonstrate a solid understanding of typography in the
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  23. Hi everyone! I try to write between 4-6 grants per year of varying budgets and purposes. Most of the grants I write directly enhance my scholarship, teaching, and service areas – either individually or sometimes all together. I enjoy the writing – I like to use words to create convincing arguments. It's fun. Recently, my university's office of research notified myself, my Chair, and my Dean that I'm the only person in my entire college (containing schools of art, music, communications, and theater) that I'm the only one doing grant writing. This was both inspiring and troubling for
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  24. Kia ora all, Earlier this year I invited Philip Fierlinger to join us as a Visiting Professor. Phillip is co-founder and design director of Xero, one of those mythical "unicorn" startups that have reached a valuation of over a billion dollars. One of Philip's projects with us is a podcast on design-led business. While it has a NZ focus, he is keen to make this podcast resonate with design students. He is currently working with our third years to better understand their needs and fears about entering the design workforce. While very much in beta, he has posted a few episodes for
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  25. Congrats George! Yes, I’m going to be there as well. I’m going to be presenting a poster. I’m excited to hear other people’s ideas on design research.
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  26. I am going to this, I was recently accepted to participate and awarded an Equity Scholarship. Who else will be making it out there?
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  27. Artist as Activist Funding from the The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines– including visual and performing arts, new media, design, and other creative professions–who address important global challenges through their creative practice. The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: Individual fellowships to U.S.-based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political actio
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  28. The Wolfsonian's Fellowships Since its inception in 1995, our fellowship program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of 3–4 weeks. Fellows receive: A stipend Accommodations Round-trip travel The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in r
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  29. A couple of the 2018 Design Incubation Fellows reported using Zotero to keep track of their notes, correct cite and reference other sources and to generally help them organize writing projects. I'm a bit old school having developed a relatively inefficient system before platforms like Zotero were born but I want to give it a try for my next writing Please add to this post with any other resources that might help design writers be more efficient. Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. Zoter
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  30. And today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. A Book Apart lists some great resources for events happening today (webinar, Apple store workshops), as well as ways to learn and participate all year (posts, newsletter, a DIY blueprint): https://abookapart.com/blogs/press/may-17-is-global-accessibility-awareness-day/
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  31. James, I just received my copy and passed one over to Andre! Thank you for your generosity. This is a lovely book and a great resource to undergraduates.
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  32. Thanks to all involved in making the discussion and workshop happen. I learned so much, and look forward to learning more. Robin's idea of incorporating this topic into existing classes is great. Do you think students would also be interested in a standalone event (discussion/lecture/workshop), similar to what we did last weekend?
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  33. So glad to have a chance to begin talking about this. As I mentioned on Saturday, I've been frustrated to see how few resources are available for college design teachers interested teaching access. So it was great to meet so many like-minded people. As I already said, this is very much a work in progress. Robin's suggestions about classes where this might be relevant are clear enough. I've been working towards a publication that could be used by teachers. But I'm thinking that it would be great to highlight anyone who already has built this into their syllabi and/or course projects th
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  34. Great thanks to Elizabeth and Aaris for organizing this event and for working to raise awareness. And thanks to the AIGA, Liz Jackson, Neil Ward, and Bo Campbell of IBM. Perhaps we can advocate for incorporating critical content into courses such as Design Thinking, Intro to Design & Culture, Critical Perspectives, Web Design 1, Mobile Design 1, and any intro to communication design course. I'm hoping Industrial Design and Architecture courses are addressing these issues as well. I incorporate desktop and mobile web and app accessibility into my courses and coordinate with the Di
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  35. In many cases, Design is within an Art and Design department. Some might think the grass is greener and maybe having their own Design department or being part of a different department might have advantages. I like to hear good and bad examples of Design moving. This isn't a discussion on the value of Art in Design, that will always be there. I am looking for more result based stories of design in academic structure.
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  36. Howdy All, As part of our self study, we told NASAD that we were going to have a Sophomore review, with would basically tell students wether they could continue in the art program. Do any of your perspective schools do this? How is it set up? -Mitch
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  37. Self-publishing has really come into its own. In the past self-publishing has sometimes gotten a bad name because of lack of editorial oversight and not all P&T committees will count self-published writing for tenure. But lulu, blurb, and amazon and other print-on-demand services mean that anyone can get their ideas out to readers. In my experience, self-publishing is ideal for topics and writing that are unusual and/or not immediately relatable to traditional publishers. I've published a few books but always traditional channels where they've been accepted through the editorial proce
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  38. It's going to be a great one! :-) We are recording podcasts!
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  39. @Dan Wong Yes, this would be a great panel discussion. Industry is moving far more rapidly than academia; we should be leading the way, but given the nature of academia in general, we're somewhat stuck. I'm currently working with a colleague on a project related to this, and one of the things we're looking at are the shortcomings of traditional academic research methods. This likely comes down to faculty time/energy/interest as well as insitutional investment. Currently, design students are learning flexible processes and frameworks so that they can address any new problem, but the gap between
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  40. To find opportunities for peer-reviewed or editorial-review publications for all types of submissions, check out submittable.com under "Discover." Submittable also includes academic nonfiction opportunities. Submittable archives submissions.
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  41. 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
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  42. When I first fell into teaching a decade ago, the idea of a PhD program for graphic design seemed quite nonsensical. I truly believed that graphic design/communication design was solely a professional degree where we were tasked to educate students for industry... My opinion continues to change. Initially my definition of communication design was an activity that required a client—that it couldn't stand alone, and that there was some sort of goal or challenge that needed to be solved and executed professionally. But then our college raised the bar and moved the goalposts, and they no long
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  43. We recently created a BDes degree and while we were excited to do something different and more design focused, it's been interesting to see the external reaction. We mainly get students from PA or the surrounding states, when they visit other schools, those schools mainly have BFA's so it takes a lot more explanation on what the BDes is. We are NASAD accredited institution. I wonder if BDes will take off more in the US or most departments will want to avoid the new but possibly confusing degree (too some).
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  44. Thanks for the info! It will be very helpful!
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  45. Kent State also has a strong AAUP faculty union and each dept/school has a handbook that outlines workload for that unit (subject to approval from deans and provost). Tenure-track and tenured faculty in our School of VCD are assigned 12 workload hours per semester and these hours are allocated through discussion between a faculty member and our school director. The workload is generally assigned to teaching but can also be distributed to research, administrative roles, curriculum development, certain service roles, or other responsibilities. For example, my workload hours this spring are dist
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  46. I have done a number of these of late, many times for people I don't know well at all or never met. I felt like it was an honor to be asked to review someone's materials and took it very seriously. Good thread, James
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  47. https://computergraphics-animation.euroscicon.com/abstract-submission
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  48. Spending the weekend formatting this new space for design faculty to congregate online, and discuss professional issues that are on our mind we. Please contribute freely, and if you have recommendations, we welcome the input.
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