Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Spring 2016


Spring 2016 Faculty Meeting Agenda  
1-14-2016

9:00-12pm

Topics:

Blog bookmark link
Spring faculty development day
Important dates
Spring print show dates
Hourly
Lighthouse
Department calendar
Student withdrawals
Non-lab student’s print show labels reminder
Computer Lab Support Form
Digital syllabus
Syllabus Correction Form
ACC Futures Institute - "Guided Pathways
Closed Caption videos
Marketing projects 2016
ATPI 2016
Print show changes - group discussion 

Bill:

Yam:


Frank:
AccMe Studio

Sean:
Hahnemuhle paper

Other Items
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Start 9:00am

Faculty Department Resource Guide Link – Please Bookmark in your browser

Faculty Spring Development Day: Faculty Development Link

Important Dates:
Equipment Checkout: starts: Monday, February 1st
Student Information Form Link will be open: Tuesday, January 19 thru Sunday 31st
Spring "Precision Student Discount Week": Monday, January 25th-Sunday 31st
MLK Day- School Closed. Monday, January 18th

Print Show Spring 2106

Prints due - Monday, May 9th
Print judging - Tuesday, May 10th
Show set up - Wednesday, May 11th
Print Show - Thursday, May 12th
Semester Ends - Sunday, May 15th

Hourly 2016
Hourly phone number 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu

Lighthouse: Remember to load your syllabus in your lighthouse. Link located on resource page.

Department Google Calendar – Check Photo Dept Google calendar for reminders and important dates. Estaffing, end of semester dates....

Withdrawing Students:
  If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori & Cristine East so they can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.


Non-Lab Students: non-lab students are eligible to make print show labels in available labs at the end of semester. 



Computer Lab Support Form: Link

Digital Syllabi: Syllabi will be distributed digitally on Google Drive.
Faculty will distribute to students via Blackboard or Drive.
All syllabus changes must be submitted on new Syllabus Changes Link

Note: Absence and Tardy Blanks – Faculty will need to fill in all blank fields on their master syllabus including attendance policy fields, grading percentages and instructor and contact information. SAVE THE FILE before distributing to students.


Future Institute:  “Guided Pathways” ACC's "Guided Pathways" is designed to help more students finish college on time, prepared for employment, career advancement, or university transfer.  Future’s Institute Link


Closed Caption Video: What videos do faculty use. Decide which videos to get closed caption and others can be recycled. If using YouTube in classrooms how are you incorporating Closed Caption?
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Department Marketing Recap: 2015


Campus Digital Signage to 5 campuses and 30 displays. 

June 2015
  • Posters/Postcards: Created and distributed promotional posters and postcards to High school advisers and career counselors.
  • Summer 2015 ATPI Teacher’s Conference: Many of you don’t know that we hosted the Summer ATPI teacher’s conference.
Attended:
41 HS photography faculty from
29 cities from
6 states. Including Massachusetts, Kansas, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas.

They spent 2 days in workshops and curriculum building which allowed us time to show them around the department and walk them through our website and degree plans. Several said they would like to come take short classes themselves next summer if we offered them. Maybe non-credit but 1 week of intense content. LR, Studio Lighting, PS. Other studio techniques. These teachers also asked about having an open house to bring their students to visit from out of town.  












Keith Rizzo Hosted Corvette Photographer Richard Prince Lecture: Keith to give overview. 

September 2015






What’s next for 2016?

Website –

Faculty Notables: We want to acknowledge and celebrate your success on our website and media stream. Over the course of the semester we will roll out a form where you can share your accomplishments. 

ACC Photo Dept. Meetup Group  We started a Meetup group before fall prints show. Since then we’ve acquired over 100 new members.  Most are not current students. 1 confirmed registration into Digital II for spring is from this group. ACC Photography Department Meetup Group

Highland Mall Image Displays: The campus manager at the new Highland Mall campus has asked our department to display students images throughout the campus. We have an opportunity to build a new hospitality package for the new Highland Mall campus. 

We'll have three tiers of permanent installation at the Highland Mall campus. 
One tier is the large format print installation.
Second is the department print show winners.
Third is department work at large. 

We are coordinating with the Highland Mall campus on all their artwork needs. The college has offered to provide budget to create an more upscale installation. This gives us a unique presence in their new flagship campus. Sean, Frank and Kat surveyed and discussed the initial installations. Yam will be leading the installation as we roll out the work. 













Equipment Swap Social: Current students, alumni, faculty, Meetup group. There has been an ongoing requests for an event like this where people can swap, sell and trade gear. This will hopefully do two things. One, offer our students a gear night where they can build their gear inventory or sell off what they no longer need. Second, we see this as an opportunity to show off our space and build community. 


Update Department Digital Slideshow Promotion: Robert Gomez and Kat will be working on gathering content for an updated marketing slideshow. Including students and faculty working in studios, labs and behind the scenes clips. This will be used to show an overview of the department and culture to groups like ATPI, Meetup, any kind of marketing platform that might fit. We need faculty assistance to schedule real or mock shoots to create content. 


Outreach 

ATPI Winter Conference 2016 Saturday, February 27th,  2016
Looking for volunteer faculty to cover the following offerings.

CH Classes: "Photoshop Masking and Compositing", "Creating and Publishing a Book"
AH Classes: "Studio Portraiture"
Tom's Class: Table Top and Product Photography"


Print show changes - group discussion 



Have a great semester.



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall 2015


Fall 2015 Faculty Meeting Agenda
9:00-12pm
Topics:

Faculty Development opportunities-CPR
Important dates
Print show
Hourly
Lighthouse
Department Calendar
Student Withdrawals
Lynda.com and Office for free
Non-lab student’s print show labels
Computer Lab Support Form
Video from Chalisa Pennick- Salvage Images from Wimberley video
Digital Syllabus
Syllabus Correction Form
2015 Marketing review
2016 Marketing and project list

Bill:
Weapons on Campus
New Equipment

Yam:
Precision Show
Sean:
2015 “In Conversation” review and recap
Frank:
ACCme Studio

Other Items
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Start 9:00am

Faculty Department Resource Guide LinkPlease Bookmark in your browser
CPR/First Aid Training through Professional Development Video
Faculty Development link has changed. Check out workshops from their homepage. Faculty Development Link
Important Dates:
Equipment Checkout: starts Thursday, Sept. 10th.
Student Information Form Link will be open: Monday August 24th thru Sun. Sept. 6th
Spring "Precision Student Discount Week": Monday, August 31st thru Saturday, Sept 5th
Labor Day- School Closed. Monday, September 7th

Print Show Fall 2015
Prints due - Monday, Dec. 7th
Print judging - Tuesday, Dec. 8th
Show set up - Wednesday, Dec.9th
Print Show - Thursday, Dec. 10th
Semester Ends - Sunday, Dec. 13th

Hourly 2015: 
Hourly phone number 223-4463 or in room 3125 for general assistance.
Cristine East: ceast@austincc.edu
Robert Gomez: rgomez12@austincc.edu

Lighthouse: Remember to load your syllabus in your lighthouse. Link located on resource page.

Department Google Calendar – Check Photo Dept calendar for reminders and important dates. Estaffing, end of semester dates....

Withdrawing Students:
  If students are withdrawn from your classes please send a note to corresponding lab/camera class faculty as well as Lori & Cristine East so they can make sure any equipment checked out to that student is returned.

TSI (Texas State Initiative) Compliance

Texas law has established the Texas Success Initiative which requires that students take an approved test before enrolling in college. Because of this faculty MUST do the following to verify TSI Compliance by their students:

1.    Log in to online services.
2.    View the Prerequisite Class Roster
3.    In the column marked “TSI Status”, look for students whose status is 
       “Not Complete” or have no status indicated (status is blank).
4.    Communicate with these students. Non-compliant students must
        immediately make an appointment with Advising regarding their TSI 
        compliance.

Free Office and Lynda.com - You can load office on 5 different computers. Link
Non-Lab Students - End of semester students that are not taking a lab class and submitting their images.
Computer Lab Support Form: Link

Salvage Images from Wimberley: Chalisa Pennick- video link

Digital Syllabi: Beginning Summer 2015, syllabi will be distributed digitally on Google Drive. Faculty will distribute to students via Blackboard or Drive.
All syllabus changes must be submitted on new Syllabus Changes Link
Note: Absence and tardy – Faculty will need to fill in all blank fields on their master syllabus including attendance policy fields, grading percentages and instructor and contact information. SAVE THE FILE before distributing to students.

Syllabi Digital Format – The link will be emailed to faculty.
As you may remember from the Spring Faculty Meeting, we discussed moving towards digitally distributed Syllabi. Going forward all Syllabi will be shared with you using the Google Drive App. There will be no printed copies.
Each of you will receive an email with the link to your shared folder. Inside of this folder will be a folder for each class you are teaching. This folder will contain the Master Syllabi you usually receive from us in paper form. The file will be a pdf with editable fields. Before you distribute this to your students, fill out the necessary sections (i.e contact info and grade percentages). If you have been receiving assignments documents from us in the past, those files will be in the folder as well. 
To distribute these files to your students, you have several options:
1. You can download the files to your computer and upload them to Blackboard
2. You can make a copy of your class folder and share the copy with your students using Google Drive. 
3. You can download the files and email them as attachments directly to your students. Be sure to use the bcc field when emailing multiple students. 
To get to your Google drive:
drive.google.com
For more information on Google drive, here is a helpful document:http://learn.googleapps.com/drive
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Department Marketing Recap:
What we did in 2015

·      New Website Content and Blog Posts- Posted the TPPA winner information on our FB and Alumni/ District page and according to Analytics we received 300 clicks through to our website on the day we posted. We also gained 3 Fundamentals students within 24 hrs of the post and additional 3 within last week bringing it up to 8. by the time semester started all Fundamentals classes were full.

We're up to approximately 1000 likes to our FB page. Which is considered one of the highest for department pages. Our websites generally receiving around 30 visits a day.

·      Campus Digital signage to 5 campuses and 30 displays.

·      Posters/Postcards: Created and distributed promotional posters and postcards to High school    
    advisors and career counselors.

·      Precision Gallery Show: Yam

·      Summer 2015 ATPI Teacher’s Conference
    Many of you don’t know that we hosted the Summer ATPI teacher’s conference.

Attended:
41 HS photography faculty from
29 cities from
6 states. Including Massachusetts, Kansas, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas.

They spent 2 days in workshops and curriculum building which allowed us time to show them around the department and walk them through our website and degree plans. Several said they would like to come take short classes themselves next summer if we offered them. Maybe non-credit but 1 week of intense content. LR, Studio Lighting, PS. Other studio techniques.
These teachers also asked about having an open house to bring their students to visit from out of town.  We've offered to host the ATPI teacher’s conference next summer as well.



What’s next for 2016?

Website –
·      Faculty + Alumni + Student success and accolades

·      Facebook Posts that are about classes and spin a positive story about the department that will be posted on ACC District page not just our page.

Need faculty to start “Sharing” and promoting posts- we will schedule rollouts of topics and stories. (ACCme studio, ATPI, guest lecture opportunities for other classes to attend, Portfolio class successes, the college wants feel good student stories. We will also add departmental Facebook posts to promote classes.

·      Alumni Gatherings (ACC Photo meet-up group) students asked for an alumni group that meets for things like business ideas with current and past students that are working in photography, equipment swap meet, networking, marketing ideas.


Outreach

·      SXSWedu (ie) Viscom has had a booth for the past couple years. They have there past student’s man the booth and show their work and portfolios and talk about the department. http://sxswedu.com/expo

TPPA- Photogenesis Booth
Sept. 30 – Oct.2nd 2016 San Marcos

·      Internal Fieldtrips – Distribute Schedule
For example If an Intermediate classes don’t make it can effects the advanced classes making in the future. We’re working hard to get them in the program but it’s all of our jobs to keep them engaged and wanting to move forward. Talking up the next level classes. Checking the department calendar for student registration dates and remind and advise students on next level choices. If students have questions about degree plans, prerequisites or corequisites. HAVE THEM SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH BILL.

·      ATPI Winter Conference 2016 February 27th,  2015

·      ATPI 2016 Summer Teachers Workshops

Misc:
·      Faculty Discounts-Link
·      Article Inside Higher ED “ Big Completion Goals in Texas” 
Bill:
·      Weapons on Campus- Bill Talk about guns on school property
·      New Equipment/lenses
Yam
·      Precision Exhibition
Sean  
·      Hahnemühle Gallery (3118)
·      In Conversation Kate Breakey and Michael O’Brien 2015
·      ACCme Studio Grant
Frank Curry
·      ACCME Studios
·      Fillable Model Release - Link
Robert Payne
·      Software

Last but not least…………Happy Retirement to Barbara Hampton