3 Million Stories Curriculum Innovations @ 2131 Students 48 states; 53 countries 1829 UG Students - BFA Degree in 15 majors + Integrated Humanistic Studies (4 year, 126 credit program) 304 Grad Students - P.B. Certificate, MPS, MAT, MA, MFA Degrees in 18 programs Served by 354 faculty for a ratio of 1:9 2020 Plan for MICA Maryland Institute College of Art April 2010 EPIC Educational Planning Committee Sub Committee Goals • Content MICA has a culture of meaningful assessment. • Structure MICA has new curricular models that integrate alternative approaches to learning with traditional modes of delivery. • Organization MICA’s organization and decision-making processes effectively support the increased scope and complexity of its programs and activities. Educational Challenges • Changing nature of student learning • Balance of discipline-based to interdisciplinary study and practice • Academic vs. Studio • Inventing and matching new forms of delivery with content • Integrating student-learning with a dynamic external cultural environment (project-based collaborations; international study and engagement, etc.) 7 Is Going to an Elite College Worth the Cost? Questioning the Return on Educational Investment President Challenging the high cost of College How to Avoid the High Cost of College What to do to avoid paying full price Compare Tuition at different Colleges “In AY’12, US Families spent 13% less on higher education than in 2010, on average”. A Degree Drawn in Red Ink Graduates of Arts-Focused Schools Are Shown to Rack Up the Most Student Debt Creating ways of containing the costs of education without reducing the quality of the experience Faculty must teach more students, i.e.., faculty: student ratio must increase Economic Variables • Measuring work: the credit hour: • Tying faculty load to the credit hour • Measuring student achievement by time-on-task • • • • Faculty/other personnel Time Space (physical and virtual) Technologies • Assess what’s happening now • Get faculty engaged in the conversation Art Education Humanistic Studies Animation Fine Arts Environmental Design “Bringing Second Life to Your Course” “Conversation Exercises for Humanistic Studies Majors” “Project-Based Short-Term Courses” “Dimensional Drawing” “How to Teach Design in 15 Minutes” Foundation Humanistic Studies Art Education MA/MFA in Community Arts “Good Ideas for Googleized Brains” “The Play’s the Thing” “What Zvezdana Inspired Me to Do” “Community Arts Mentoring Techniques” MA in Social Design Graphic Design Art Education Academic Technology SPCS “Activating a Community of Creative Change Makers” “The 3 Hr. Block: Shorter, More Intense, and Student Centric “MAT (Re) Design: Student-Centered, ResourceConscious and Course-Specific” “Blended Courses” “Online Courses” 2013 AICAD Conference: NEW PARADIGMS IN TEACHING/LEARNING November 7-9, 2013 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD Structural Frame for the Conference: Context • What do our graduates do with their degrees? • How do their options reflect a changing external environment? Process • How do students learn? • What has changed, what is constant? Structural Frame for the Conference: Content • What do students today need to know? • What do we add? What do we keep? Form • How do changes in content affect approaches to delivery? • How will economic considerations affect or drive new forms of delivery? Structural Frame for the Conference: Means • Whence the credit hour: Are there alternative means for measuring work/achievement? • What are the tools for assessing student learning?