Curry College

Assessment

Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (Co-chair)  |  Spring 2011 – present

The NEASC LOAC developed a strategy for engaging both academic and enrichment programming communities at Curry to work on their long-term planning and goals regarding assessment. The committee rolled out a series of workshops that provided an introductory lecture, roundtable sessions, and assessment handouts. The workshops brought faculty and staff together in focused discussion groups—enabling and empowering the them to have a clear set of goals moving forward.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Updating Appendix 2: Learning Outcomes
  • Updating Form E1
  • Revising and updating NEASC Standard Four: Academic Programs

 

NEASC Steering Committee  |  Fall 2011 – present

Co-chair for NEASC Standard Four Academic Programs. Responsible for portions of the writing and editing of documentation.

 

Assessment Diagram: Visual Arts (draft)  |  Spring 2010

In development with Fine and Applied Arts department. Process included aggregating content from syllabi from the Visual Arts Major and the original department assessment documentation to produce a visual mapping of the curriculum.

Assessment Diagram: Graphic Design Major  |  Fall 2009

Developed in collaboration with the Fine and Applied Arts department. Process included aggregating content from syllabi from from Applied Technology, Visual Arts and Graphic Design. Additional assessment documentation from other departments were reviewed to inform the approach. Content from syllabi created a visual mapping of the existing curriculum, enabling the department to re-evaluate the curriculum moving forward.


Committees

EdTech Committee (Co-chair)  | Spring 2010 – present

The EdTech committee worked to implement the learning outcomes from the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) document. This was accomplished through the committee’s research and evaluation of several online learning products, such as Lynda.com and Atomic Learning. To fulfill the outcomes from the TAC, the committee performed the following:

  • research and analysis of existing online learning tools, narrowing it down to Atomic Learning as the best choice
  • budget proposal and written rationale to obtain an institutional license of Atomic Learning for Curry students, faculty, and staff
  • presentation of Atomic Learning rationale and benefits to faculty in May 2011
  • follow-up and implementation of Atomic Learning campus-wide summer 2011

Digication Pilot  |  Spring 2010

Part of a team of faculty piloting with e-portfolios; experimented with Digication as a marketing tool for the department to showcase student work.

Attended EdTech and Curriculum Across Campus meetings  |  2009 – 2010


Program Support

Fall Open House  |  2009, 2010

Responsibilities include:

  • speaking with prospective students and parents about the Graphic Design Major
  • creating marketing materials and handouts that outline the curriculum sequence
  • preparing a visual slideshow showcasing updated student work

Accepted Students Day  |  2010, 2011

Responsibilities include:

  • speaking with accepted students and parents about the Graphic Design Major
  • provide handouts that outline and inform the participants about the major
  • preparing a visual slideshow showcasing updated student work
  • having recent student work on display in Kennedy Building for review and discussion
  • review of student portfolios upon request

Mock class: “Exquisite Corpse” poster project  |  Accepted Students Day 2011

Class was conceptualized in collaboration with Professor Efram Burke. The exquisite corpse poster project centered around the theme of sustainability. Accepted students engaged in a group project, which included:

  1. A lecture with historical examples of exquisite corpse projects.
  2. Teams of students representing color, typography, and image.
  3. A collaborative visual process of designing a poster around the theme of sustainability, whereby one team would start a section, and then “switch” for another team to carry on with the design process.

Visual Design Inquiry Group (VDIG)  |  Fall 2009 – Fall 2010

Process included program development, budget, advertising, and curriculum development for linked courses. VDIG was conceptualized and developed in collaboration with Laurie Alpert and Iris Kumar.


Advising

Summer Orientation Advising  |  Spring 2011


Enrichment

Curry Arts Journal  |  2011

Supervised and managed the layout and printing for the Curry Arts Journal 2011. This included collaboration with Karen Demato, the editor, and student intern Robert Winston Hughes on the interior layout and design. Responsibilities also included gathering printing quotes and working with printer towards project printing and completion.

New Faculty Orientation  |  August 2010

Attended two sessions: “Professional Goals and Planning,” and the “New Faculty Q+A Discussion.”