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  1. 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
  2. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-CV-Should-Inform-Your/243881?cid=RCPACKAGE
  3. Faculty position in the Michael Graves College at Kean University: Advertising Design - to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the professional BFA: Graphic Design: Interactive Advertising design program at the Union campus. Areas of specialty include integrated campaigns, social media strategy, mobile, branded content, visual storytelling and art direction, preferred motion/animation capabilities. The ideal candidate will contribute to the formation of this professional program; participate in innovate teaching and curriculum development, including writing an interactive advertising degree program; actively participate in professional organizations; work collaboratively and constructively with current faculty to advance pedagogy and deliver courses that inspire students; establish effective working relationships and contribute to team initiatives, particularly within the college; and develop and lead collaborative and experiential student learning activities. Master’s degree in Design or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Related graphic design and/or advertising professional experience is preferred. Contact: Prof. Rose Gonnella, Associate Dean, at rbsdjobs@kean.edu
  4. Lecturer in Theatre Design and Technology Kean University is seeking a FT lecturer, renewable position, for the 18-19 academic year. Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is committed to excellence and access and to developing, maintaining and strengthening interactive ties with the community. Kean University takes pride in its continuing effort to build a multicultural professional community to serve a richly diversified student population of almost 16,000. A Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches and provides student and learning support services during the assigned periods. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office and advising hours for students; actively participates in the university community; and does related work as required. This is a non-tenure track position that may be renewed on an annual basis. Lecturers teach 39 credits over the course of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Positions are effective September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have an MFA in Theatre Design and Technology, and be knowledgeable about current methodologies in design and production. Areas of expertise should include three of the following: scene design and construction, scene painting, prop design and construction, computer drafting and rendering, lighting design and technology, sound design, video and projection design, stage or production management. Knowledge of health and safety practices is essential. Evidence of professional work and a minimum of one year college level teaching is required. Driver’s license a plus. Evenings and weekends are expected. We seek an energetic and skilled theatre design and technologist possessing a demonstrated ability to work with a production team in conjunction with other design faculty, guest artists, a technical director, a costume shop manager, undergraduate lab, and practicum students. Responsibilities include participation as a designer or mentor to student designers and technicians for our 4-show production season and advising 1-2 student-produced productions. Participation in developing curriculum, recruiting, committee work, planning and assessment, academic advising, student design or technology mentorship and portfolio development is required. Working with undergraduate lab students on a daily basis in a hands-on production environment to implement stage designs is expected. Summer design or technical work with our professional company in residence, Premiere Stages, will be considered. Kean University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The review of applicants begins on May 28th and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, selections of your work or a website address, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching goals, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair, Kean University Theatre Conservatory, VE 409, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 OR by email to hlogue@kean.edu Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018
  5. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Parsing-the-Decision-Letter/44856 https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Editors-Want/45909
  6. The Michael Graves College of Kean University, Union, NJ, is seeking adjuncts for the Fall 2018 to teach web and motion. MFA preferred: Web & Interactive Design 1, Wed 09:30AM - 03:15PM Motion Graphics Design 1, Tuesday 5-10:45PM Please contact: Prof. Ed Johnston, jedward@kean.edu Kean University is located in Union, NJ. The NJ Transit Raritan Valley Train line station is next to the design building.
  7. Thank you very much, Audrey! Fabulous.
  8. 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 Disability Services office at my university to see how my course content can align with their needs and students' needs. Over the years, I have tailored course content to address issues facing people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities.
  9. Sounds like your process is completed. But if it's not, do you need reviewers? We can help.
  10. 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.
  11. https://computergraphics-animation.euroscicon.com/abstract-submission
  12. Thank you very much, Brian! Great news.
  13. 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.
  14. Most often, it is the editor or editorial team who acquires articles or reviews. I write a pitch and then email it to the publication's editor. For some magazines, there are two editors: one for the online edition and one for print. John L. Walters is the editor of Eye Magazine. I suggest writing an article pitch and emailing it to him at Eye. http://www.eyemagazine.com/contact
  15. Most higher-ed design faculty can look at a student’s graphic design solution and quickly measure its success in solving the design problem. As practiced designers and educators, many of us can assign a grade at first glance—we know when a solution is outstanding, meets expectations, or does not meet expectations, and so on. Since I’ve been employing a rubric, a scoring guide used to articulate expectations and assess components of an assignment, my students have a much better understanding of my expectations and how I evaluate their work. If you’re lucky enough to have a TA, a rubric clarifies expectations for the TA, as well. The benefits of a rubric are numerous. For students, a rubric provides a window into your method of assessment. Often, students will better understand the components of an assignment, as well. They may become more aware of their progress in building specific conceptual and creative skills. Because students become aware of how design solutions are judged for efficacy and merit, they then can use the rubric to critique their own work. Rubrics help instructors: · Clarify expectations and components of an assignment · Assess assignments consistently from one student to another · Clarify assignments and instructional goals I include notes with the rubric evaluation to narrate what the students need to do to improve their critical thinking and design. Usually my rubrics, although somewhat tailored specifically to each assignment, have the following categories, each worth 25 points adding up to 100 points (use any scale to calculate): Design Concept (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Composition: Use of design principles including visual hierarchy, balance, unity (with variety), and rhythm. Type/Image Synergy (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Visual Communication and Impact (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Looking forward to your thoughts. Best wishes for happy grading!
  16. Pilots use them. Physicians use them. Why not designers?
  17. If you're interested in reviewing a journal article or book (at 3 different stages: proposal, manuscript, published book), many publishers offer opportunities on their websites, e.g., John Wiley & Sons. https://authorservices.wiley.com/Reviewers/book-reviewers/index.html
  18. Of course it depends upon the specific work and institution, however my bet is that most higher ed institutions do not consider self-published works to be as prestigious as works published by academic presses. I would go so far as to say some institutions might not hold commercial presses in as high regard as university presses. If one is not concerned about tenure and promotion, the issues to keep in mind are distribution and promotion. For works that are tech-oriented, people may seek out them out online and so little promotion is needed. For creative works, non-tech nonfiction, and fiction, one might need to actively promote the channels of distribution.
  19. Nancy Duarte offers good advice on shaping a presentation in her book, Resonate, and in her TED Talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks What I learned from Duarte is that in your set up, you want to prove to the audience why they need to go on this journey with you. At the start, you set up a need. Other tips: · Use a slide to prompt what you want to say. (I don't appreciate when presenters read the bulleted points on their slides.) Or have the slide highlight what you're going to say. · Use images to complement what you say. · Don't include too much on one slide. · Remember that your slides will be projected so they have to carry across the room. · Create contrast between the type and background color to make text readable. · Use big images; a compilation of small images won’t carry. · Ask about the aspect ratio of the specific screen. I've seen all types of presentations at design (and other) conferences. I'd say the best ones have a clear purpose and take the audience through the journey as you would an article, with a structure of claim, evidence, warrant, counterclaim, and conclusion. Years ago, when I first started presenting to large audiences, a colleague suggested writing a pithy opening line for each slide—that really helped.
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