here for spring weekly calendar
final portfolio guide
quarter feedback from 2.10.04 session with Julie
Eli Sterling (Office: Seminar I 4164; Office Hours: By Appointment; Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; Phone:360.867.6000 x5911)
Peg Tysver (Office: Seminar I 4164; Office Hours: Thursday 1-2, Friday
9-10 CAB 2nd floor and by appointment; email@example.com; phone: 360.867.6000
Jean Eberhardt/The Academic Advisor Connected to Our Program (Office:
Library 1601; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 360.867. 5621)
The interdisciplinary program Community Development: The Art of Place
is designed to give students direct involvement in the development and
implementation of a community public art project, creating a sense of
place that reflects neighborhood identity. We'll analyze the fundamental
tenets guiding community development, and explore the relationship of
the artist to community as well as guiding principles for enhancing the
capacity for artists to be agents of action and change in communities.
We'll put our ideas into practice as we involve and serve the needs of
neighborhoods, and we will work in groups to develop our own artistic
visions and carry out projects that explore the role of art as an agent
for communal cohesiveness, creativity and change.
We will be guided by these overarching program questions:
How can we become aware of and curious about and creative with the expression
of our own values and ideals about community? How do we engage with others
in co-designing art that expresses community identity at the local level?
What is the relevance of having a community identity? How effective is
art in reflecting and affirming community identity? How does the artist
transform social issues and beliefs into art, creating with and for the
public? Does the act of making art collaboratively redefine art itself?
We will examine such questions as these through work in
art, environmental study, history, and cultural studies. Student projects
will be incorporated into the Procession of the Species in Spring Quarter.
We will seminar on a diverse range of texts about public
art, community development, and philosophy of the environment. Through
seminar you will develop excellent learning skills as readers, writers,
and critical thinkers; through 2- and 3-D art workshops we'll build our
skills in curiosity and creativity; through collaborative field work researching,
designing and creating community mandala murals and collective performance
for the Procession, we will bring our learning into a real-world context,
giving everyone a direct experience in community organizing in the arts.
Refer to detailed calendar online for studio, fieldtrip and activity schedule
10:00am-12:00pm Art Workshop Procession Studio
1:00-4:00pm Open Studio
9:00am-11:00am Academic Workshop Room: LIB 3500
Eli's Room: LIB 2218
Peg's Room: LIB 2219
10:00-12:00pm Lecture and Guest Speakers Room: Lecture Hall 4
1:00-4:00 Seminar/End of Week Program Meeting
Room: LIB 3500
Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone
Burnham, Linda The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in
the Public Arena
Hine, Thomas I Want That
Zinn, Howard Artists in Times of War
Adams and Goldbard Creative Community
Shuman, Michael Going Local
Tempest Williams, Terry Refuge: An Unnatural History
of Family and Place
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street
This program's work is designed to help you:
· learn how artists relate community, history and place in creating
works of art with a social message.
· develop an understanding of the systems and processes underlying
effective community action and change.
· understand the role of citizens in the development of community.
· increase your understanding of the integral relationship between
neighborhoods and community identity.
· become better informed about and develop a perspective on some
of the issues relating to public and community art.
· become a more critical reader.
· use research and writing to present ideas and reflections in
a clear manner.
· critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret various sources of
information around a particular topic.
· identify and critique patterns across time, culture, and texts.
· develop research skills.
· learn create graphic designs that effectively communicate ideas.
· develop creative, autobiographical and expository writing process
· develop interpretive techniques and communication skills related
· work across significant differences in group collaborations.
At the end of the quarter, you will write a self-evaluation in which you
reflect on your learning for the quarter. You will then have an evaluation
conference with your Seminar Leader and you will both share your perspectives
on the quarter's work. At your evaluation conference, you and your seminar
leader will review your self-evaluation and the faculty authored evaluation
for your transcript. You must submit a faculty evaluation at the end of
the program to receive credit and official transcripts.
You will earn full credit for doing the minimum requirements for the program-being
prepared by having done your readings, attending all program activities,
collaborating effectively within your group, and completing project assignments.
The quality of your work and its strengths and weaknesses will be reflected
in your evaluation. If you do not meet the minimum requirements and complete
all of your work, you will lose credit. Credit awards are not the equivalent
of grades, but are based on fulfilling the requirements of the program.
We will give you mid-quarter notice and schedule a conference if you are
in danger of losing credit.
You are expected to attend, be on time, and participate in all of the
class sessions and writing tutor appointments. If you find that you will
need to be late or absent for any reason, advance notice is required.
Absence from three or more class sessions will result in reduced credit,
and we will schedule a conference to discuss your attendance. You are
required to have an Evergreen email account and check it twice weekly
for announcements and information related to the program.
Community Development: The Art of Place is a full-time program for 16
credits, which is equivalent to 4 or 5 college courses. You should anticipate
having to work on readings and projects for 1.5 - 2 hours outside of class
for every hour spent in class, for a total of approximately 40 hours a
week. Your level of preparation will be reflected in your questions and
comments in seminar and group work and in the quality and depth of your
Collaborating with group members is a critical part of Evergreen life,
and the learning of everyone in the program is directly related to each
other's preparation, engagement, and contributions. We'll be doing a lot
of work to build group communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution
skills. We will be monitoring groups closely and getting frequent updates
on your work together, and will incorporate group evaluations into the
program to help ensure a smooth process.
All assignments are due on time. If you expect to be absent, your work
is still due via email. All assignments must be typed in 12 point, 1.5
space between lines (it's easier for us and your response groups to write
comments that way.) Please back up all computer work on disks or on the
network. A "crash" or a lost file is tragic, but is not an excuse
for late work.
You should get a notebook or portfolio in which you can keep all of your
personal work as the quarter progresses, including rough drafts of work.
An organized and contextualized research and writing portfolio will be
due with your self-evaluation at the end of the quarter. We will give
you a detailed guide about what is expected of your portfolio, and we'll
have several work sessions in class to develop them. Collecting your work
this way helps you see the progress you've made, and helps us determine
your process and growth throughout the quarter.
At your evaluation conference, you are required to submit a self - evaluation
and faculty evaluation. Credit will not be awarded until all evaluations
by the student are complete.
You are welcome to come and discuss assignments, problems, requests or
suggestions about anything at any time. You can also discuss any concerns
or ideas with Jean Eberhardt, the Academic Advisor assigned to our program.
All of our contact information is listed above. You can get assistance
in the Writing Center during your required weekly appointment with the
writing tutors who will be working with our program.
In addition to seeing you in class, we will be keeping in touch with everyone
in the program via email. We will be using your Evergreen email address,
so if you would like mail forwarded to your personal account, make arrangements
in the Computer Center. Please check your mail twice during the week-we
will be checking ours daily. Much of our program communication, notices,
etc. will also happen through our program web site, which you can find
by going to http:// academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/artofplace
There are many more resources available in addition to those listed here-just
let us know what you need and we'll hook you up. The most important thing
to remember about getting help is seeking it out as soon as you think
you need it-it's what we're all here for.
Is located in "A" Dorm, room 205, Phone x: 5112
Writing tutors available 6 to 10 pm Sunday through Wednesday, Academic
Advisor available 6 to 9 pm Monday and Tuesday.
The writing tutors for our program are:
You will sign up for a required, weekly, 1/2 hour meeting with your tutor.
During this meeting, your writing tutor will help you with writing assignments
for the program, based on what you determine you need help with. They're
a great resource, and former students have all had great things to say
about working with tutors and how it helped them understand the entire
writing process more clearly. We'll also have some Writing Center Workshops
during the course of the program to work on specific writing techniques.
The Writing Center is located in Library 3407. Phone x: 6420
Is located in LIB 3402,on the 3rd floor of the library next to the Writing
Resource Center. Phone ext: 5547.
Is located in Library 1407 Phone: x 6464
Academic and other support services for students who qualify
More resources will be added to our program website. For now, check out:
The Procession of the Species http://www.procession.org
City Repair http://www.cityrepair.org