Ray Allen

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
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.)
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
A Degree Drawn in Red Ink
Graduates of Arts-Focused Schools Are Shown to Rack Up the Most Student
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
Space (physical and virtual)
• Assess what’s happening now
• Get faculty engaged in the conversation
Art Education
Humanistic Studies
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”
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
“Activating a Community of Creative Change Makers”
“The 3 Hr. Block: Shorter, More Intense, and Student
“MAT (Re) Design: Student-Centered, ResourceConscious and Course-Specific”
“Blended Courses”
“Online Courses”
2013 AICAD Conference:
November 7-9, 2013
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
Structural Frame
for the Conference:
• What do our graduates do with their degrees?
• How do their options reflect a changing
external environment?
• How do students learn?
• What has changed, what is constant?
Structural Frame
for the Conference:
• What do students today need to know?
• What do we add? What do we keep?
• 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:
• Whence the credit hour: Are there alternative
means for measuring work/achievement?
• What are the tools for assessing student

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