In response to the SEI Action Plan, section IV.2 New Courses Relevant to Social Equity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs seeks proposals for additional courses to be offered in Spring 2018 in the following areas of emphasis:
Community engagement/engaged scholarship/service learning – course proposals should focus on methods or best practices for working with communities through engaged scholarship or service learning. Courses may include a community engagement project. (Check in with Erika Paradis, Director of CSI, and/or Bethany Costello, Director, Community Relations about existing or potential community partnerships).
SEI in the Studio – studio courses that would count as a major or non-major studio elective focusing on social equity and inclusion in the studio context.
Disrupting the canon – courses that critique/expand/disrupt the notion of the canon.
Contextual and experimental learning and making – courses that bring together or inter-animate knowledges, theories and approaches from design, the fine arts and the liberal arts that open up new paths for contextual learning/making or open up experimental and transgressive approaches for engaging with the themes of social equity, inclusion and diversity.
For all of these areas of emphasis we encourage collaboration across the College, and proposals may incorporate different areas of emphasis.
How to Apply –
Submit a Course Proposal Form to your department head for approval. Studio faculty are asked to develop and include estimated materials costs on any Proposal Form submitted. Faculty proposed to teach the course should attach a statement about their relevant areas of expertise, including practicing an inclusive pedagogy. Course proposals may also include an estimated budget request for funds for curricular materials (films, etc.), visiting critics, field trip expenses, etc., to support the course.
Your department head will forward the course proposal form and faculty statement to the divisional dean for approval, and the division office will submit approved forms to Margaret Lewis in Academic Affairs.
The Deans Council will determine which courses will be approved for Spring 2018. Academic Affairs anticipates that 3 courses may be funded through this process.
Deadline for course proposals to be submitted by the Division to Margaret Lewis in Academic Affairs: 3rd November 2017