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  1. Just a quick question, as I am developing an course in the History of Graphic Design. What books are you currently using? I remember taking the course way back in the day and using Phillip Megg's History of Graphic Design. -Mitch
  2. Brian, That sounds about right. I need to make up a bulk e-mail to answer these folks to save time. Thanks for the feedback. -Mitch
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. This is all great information! Thanks everyone. Some colleagues have brought up the argument that RJ has. The other side of that is that, we have no requirements to get into our program. So some students may never make it in the field of art and design. We would then do them a dis service to allow them to stay in a program with the expectation that they would never pass the upper level courses or get a job in the field. I can actually see both sides of this.
  6. 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
  7. This maybe a little off topic but last I checked (this was some 10 years ago), there where only like 3-4 PHDs in Visual Arts/Design area. Has this changed a lot since then?
  8. Our Promotion and Tenure document lists MFA as the terminal degree in the arts. We are currently looking at would another degree plus X amount of years in the field be considered for tenure, which I certainly think should be the case. Most of the positions I have seen out there require an MFA. I actually had classmates when I was attending graduate school coming back to get the F in their MA because of that requirement. Does anyone know what NASAD's requirements are? That maybe where to look. I would imagine a Masters plus work experience at most places might count. Not sure if th
  9. Sadly colleges and universities are moving towards the standardized testing form of assessment. As a matter of fact in Ohio we get funding to our universities, based off of course completion rate and graduation rate. This makes it difficult for universities that serve first generation not so college ready students, to be able to support such endeavors. We recently had a NASAD review, they didn't so much ask us about our assessment tools, they wanted to see how the students work progressed from one class into the next. I would agree with Dan, "Its like fitting a square peg in a roun
  10. We are currently reviewing the tenure process as part of our new contract negotiation, so some items might change. We currently go up for tenure in our fifth year, we are also allowed to go up for a move to Associate Professor. If we don't get it in our fifth year we have an additional sixth year to go up again, if not granted tenure we have one more year to teach, then we are no longer employed at the University. Upon the August of your fifth year you submit a dossier to the department. It is a three ringed binder that covers 17 points. The main points are, research, publication and tea
  11. 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
  12. James, We had a review by NASAD recently and they wanted the University to state how our workload was calculated. So I am assuming that there is a possibility of arguing for a 3 x 3 or a 3 x 4 workload. We are currently drafting a document to send to administration, that shows research on other University's workloads. We will see how that works out. Thanks for the information. -Mitch
  13. I teach at Central State University in Ohio. It is a public HBCU. In the state of Ohio we can't negotiate workload, the supreme court ruled against it. See AAUP vs CSU. https://www.oyez.org/cases/1998/98-1071 I am also curious as to how the university's define contact vs credit hour. My teaching load is 12 credit hours and 20 contact hours. Which is sometimes a 4 x 4 load or 5 x 5. (We have 2 credit studio classes). We have to be in our office 10 hours a week on top of this. Not included in this are various committee appointments, advising, and being asked to recruit. I also serve as
  14. 1. I teach 12 credit hours which equals about 20 contact hours each semester. 2. My University currently doesn't but with the help of NASAD we are hoping to change that situation. 3. (See above). 4. The science area is the most similar to the arts on our campus, as they have lab hours. Currently they actually get paid per contact hour and not credit hour. So their workload is only 12 contact hours. (That is what I have been told, I need to actually confirm this).
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