Annual “Teach-Ins” (aka Convocation Workshops). Numerous workshops were offered in conjunction with Convocation. These were often technology related, but with an emphasis on how technology can support pedagogy.
O Teaching Matters Blog (2007-2008). Edited by Debra Ballard, this online faculty resource covers a range of topics relevant to beginning and experienced teaching practitioners alike. Topics include learning styles, assessment, information literacy, writing across the curriculum, best practices, the new Integrated Learning curriculum at Otis, ESL learners in the classroom, technology and teaching, active learning, layered curricula, Liberal Studies in the 21st century, and “core” in art and design higher education today.
Faculty members share short presentations of works “in progress,” or other professional activities in a quick format using images that change every 20 seconds.
Upon occasion, faculty convene to discuss issues of art/design pedagogy, related research, and/or teaching tips. Led by some of Otis' most experienced and respected teachers.
The annual eLearning Showcase is an opportunity to learn about the amazing projects in blended and online learning development underway at Otis! Faculty across the college share their excellent, innovative work in this area.
As of spring 2017, showcase presentations are now incorporated into Academic Assembly.
Spring 2016 presenters
Spring 2015 presenters
Ended in 2021
Grants are available to full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty from the Provost's Office for software upgrades that enhance teaching.
All faculty members who have taught at Otis for a minimum of two years are eligible for software upgrade grants, which will be administered as reimbursements. Please note that the grants suport software upgrades (or comparable academic version purchases) only and that the Provost's Office reserves the right to approve, deny, and/or cap awards.
Software upgrade grants can help support many faculty needs, including (but not limited to):
Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1. Purchases should be completed using Otis' Preferred Software Storefronts (see Academic Computing if software is not available through these sources):
To make a request, eligible faculty members should complete the Software Upgrade Request form and forward your Department Chair's written approval to the Provost.