Branding Beyond Baroque

Last semester I taught an Integrated Learning/Creative Action sophomore class on Branding and branded the venerable Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. I first became acquainted with it when my old English Professors in Pomona College, Richard [more]

EduSocal: It’s Not about Tech; It’s About the People

Ah humility. Not my first – to use a word bouncing around in our department these days – mode. I’m a teacher. I like to know what I know and tell you what I know. But I have a confession. I don’t know that much about integrating tech in the [more]

On Our Own Assessment Terms?

A group of Otis faculty and administrators recently attended the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “As Others See Us: Higher Education 360.” The others, students, [more]

Ysamur (Sammy) Flores-Pena to deliver a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago

Ysamur (Sammy) Flores-Pena will be delivering a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on April 16, 2014. He will be giving a paper on the connections between Chinese and Afro Cuban cultures, titled My Saints, Your [more]

Tiffany Graham presents a paper and lecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Tiffany Graham presented a paper and lecture entitled Food Art Performances at the 8th Interdisciplinary & Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and the Other Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio on March [more]

We went “a conferencing” and this is what we learned…

Sometimes it is dangerous to go to conferences; there is no place to hide from the ideas, the issues and the changes that presenters share. In many ways, it is like going to a Las Vegas buffet.  There may be some things you don’t want to try, some [more]