Late August: Annual Convocation (actual date varies)
Late August: Fall term begins (actual date varies)
First Wednesday of September: First monthly meeting of Academic Assembly
Mid October: OARS Initiative Grant Applications due (actual date varies)
First Monday of November: Faculty Development Grant Applications due
Mid January: Spring Term begins (actual date varies)
March 1: Sabbatical Leave Applications due
March 1: Software Upgrade Grant Applications due
First Monday of March: Faculty Development Grant Application due
Early May: Commencement, Annual Exhibition, and Scholarship and Fashion Benefit Show (actual dates vary)
The teaching faculty is the College's greatest resource. Accordingly, three outstanding educators from the accredited B.F.A./M.F.A. programs are recognized each year for their commitment to Otis, their clear, effective teaching, and their ability to respond to a diverse student body. More information here.
The Faculty Development Committee of the Academic Assembly is comprised of representatives from each department. It usually meets monthly and makes recommendations on sabbaticals and grants. Minutes are kept in the Academic Assembly group on OSpace.
Pedagogical/Classroom Support in the form of one-on-one consultations with on-campus support staff are also available through the Teaching Learning Center (TLC).
The Otis College YouTube channel for Faculty Development and Best Practices has useful videos for faculty.
Video Tutorials by Faculty for Faculty allow colleagues to learn from one another about themes and topics germane to all who teach our students. [Access limited to Faculty]