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Michele Damato

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  1. This is a great topic, given that I am in the process of doing this now. I was given a list of Peer Reviewed School and told to look for people of higher rank and with similar research interests. This was not so easy!
  2. Hi Mitchell, I know some schools do have a block program such as this. Students who do not make it have to repeat the entire first year and then re-apply the again. I taught many students who went through the system a couple of times and then left the program they were at. It became quite political. We (the entire faculty) review each class at the end of every semester. They are given their assessments with comments. If anyone is graded a C- or below by one of their professors they go on probation. If they are on probation twice, they may then be asked to leave the program. If they f
  3. Hi Mitch, Thank you for your feedback. I would hope so, but I am not sure. I know that AIGA made case for other degrees in their "AIGA DEC Statements on Promotion and Tenure of Design Educators" Article. Again though, like you said, I don't know what NASAD's requirements are. It may be that I have to go back for another degree. Best, Michele MFA (or Equivalent) as the Terminal Degree; Other Degrees AIGA DEC urges institutions to recognize the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) and/or equivalent degrees as the terminal degree qualification for US Design Educators, especially in the ca
  4. 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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