Art Center College of Design will host its first faculty-organized, all-faculty conference Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the South Campus Wind Tunnel Gallery.
Faculty Commons, designed for adjunct and full-time faculty, will include free workshops, panels and guest speakers to discuss the complex issues related to teaching at Art Center.
Topics for debate will include available campus resources, practical classroom approaches and how to best educate artists and designers in the 21st Century.
The event will also include a 30-minute lunchtime tour of Art Center’s newly purchased Post Office Building, located next to South Campus.
In the afternoon, attendees can attend one of four workshops. Sujects include creating learning communities, the blurring disciplines at Art Center and in the workplace, technology pitfalls in the classroom and the educator’s role at Art Center.
The event will conclude with a rooftop faculty appreciation party at 5 p.m.
“Faculty Commons allows the faculty to develop a sense of community and share in the enormous knowledge capital of the many, many smart and talented people who teach at Art Center,” said Sean Donahue, who teaches a number of Graduate Media Design, Graphic Design and Humanities classes at the College.
Created by more than 70 Art Center faculty members from every department, Faculty Commons offers instructors a series of professional development and research opportunities.