Artists and Designers as Agents of Change

by Parme Giuntini, Director of Art History, Otis College of Art and Design The annual AICAD conference on Artists and Designers as Agents of Change just wrapped up this past weekend and it met the most important factor on my internal conference [more]

5 Teaching Tips to Infuse Technology into Lessons

By Kelly Kilpatrick Teaching is a challenging job for sure, one that requires dedication, commitment, and planning. Managing your time and planning lessons can be difficult indeed. However, infusing a bit of technology into your lessons from time to [more]

Teaching Tips for Reducing End-of-the-Semester Stress

From Debra Ballard: Faculty and students tend to get overwhelmed by the frantic pace of the end of the semester. One undervalued process that often gets lost in the rush is time for reflection, a metacognitive activity that asks the students to [more]

Report from the AICAD Conference

by Parme Giuntini, Director of Art History In late October, I attended the annual AICAD (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) at the Pratt’s Manhattan campus. I didn’t do this alone; there was a veritable gang of Otis [more]

Pedagogy Visited-Exactly What is Teaching Excellence? (Part B)

by Randall Lavender, Professor & Associate Chair, Foundation Part A of this article (available here) discussed several myths that permeate college art and design teaching. Looking deeper at how we teach studio courses reveals certain methods [more]

The Long Search

by David Bremer, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences I recently participated in the annual conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists at the School of Visual Arts. This year the topic was Art Education, Religion, and the [more]