2013 AICAD Conference at MICA

Join your AICAD colleagues in a wide ranging discussion of what we are all committed to: teaching and learning in the arts. We will convene at a unique juncture in history. The conditions affecting art and design education today argue for bold new approaches in both form and content.

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 7th

12:00 - 5:00: Arrival, Registration in Brown Center

Tours of MICA, appointments with Faculty, Staff, resource areas.
Shuttles from Hotels to Brown Center

5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail Reception, Brown Center

6:00 - 8:00 Opening Plenary Session, Falvey Hall, Brown Center

Deborah Obalil, Executive Director of AICAD. Welcome address
Ray Allen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Maryland Institute College of Art, "New Paradigms in Teaching and Learning - What Art Colleges Face in the Coming Decade"
Robert Root-Bernstein, Professor of Physiology, Michigan State University, "Teaching Creativity: Tools for Thinking"
Mariale Hardiman, Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, "The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools"
Michelle Rhee-Weise, Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute, "Bracing for Disruption in Higher Education"
Discussion among panelists and moderator

8:00 - 10:00 Dinner in Main Building

Shuttles back to hotels 9:30 and 10:30

Friday, Nov. 8th

7:30 - 9:00 Shuttles from Hotels to Gateway

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast in Gateway

9:00 - 10:45 First Session of Presentations, BBOX

"Re-Framing Graphic Design Education" 
- Meredith Davis, North Carolina State University

"Activating a Community of Creative Change Makers-Social Design Education" 
- Mike Weikert and Lee Davis, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Breaking the Box: Cross-Cutting in Contemporary Art Education" 
- Christy Johnson and Jenifer Ward, Cornish College of the Arts

"Major Collaboration: Curriculum Integration Between Degree Programs"
- Jeff Schwartz and David Foote, Ringling College of Art and Design

"Inter-institutional Curricular Innovation: SAIC and Northwestern University Team-Up to Teach Visualization"
- Tiffany Holmes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"From Periphery to Core: The Changing Ecology of Art and Design Education" 
- David Bogen, Sadira Rodrigues, and Jennifer DeDominicis, Emily Carr University of Art and Design


10:45 - 11:00 Break and Transition to Seminar Rooms


11:00 - 12:30 First Session of Seminars

"Activating a Community of Creative Change Makers-Social Design Education"    Room GATEWAY 101
- Mike Weikert and Lee Davis, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Re-Framing Graphic Design Education"                                                                                  Room BROWN 306
- Meredith Davis, North Carolina State University

"The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools"                                    Room BUNTING 330
- Mariale Hardiman, Johns-Hopkins University

"Teaching Creativity: Tools for Thinking"                                                                                 Room BUNTING 431
- Robert Root-Bernstein, Michigan State University

"Breaking the Box: Cross-Cutting in Contemporary Art Education"                             Room BUNTING 460
- Christy Johnson and Jenifer Ward, Cornish College of the Arts"

"Major Collaboration: Curriculum Integration Between Degree Programs"              Room BUNTING 470
- Jeff Schwartz and David Foote, Ringling College of Art and Design

"Professional Development: A Shared Responsibility"                                                        Room BUNTING 450
- Megan Miller and Dusty Porter, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Re-Structuring Art School" Room BROWN 307
- Jeroen Chabot, Willem de Kooning Academy of Art

"Moving Outside the Walls of the Studio / Community Engagement"                           Room BOWN 308
- Ken Krafchek, Melanie Corn, Karen Stults, and Rebecca Yenawine, 
Maryland Institute College of Art and California College of Art

"Design for Impact: Identifying New Competencies in Design Education"                   Room BROWN 411
- Jeremy Beaudry and Jonas Milder, University of the Arts

"The Critique as Assessment: Strange Bedfellow or Not?"                                                  Room BROWN 413
- Elissa Tenny, Lisa Wainwright, Tiffany Homes, and Rebecca DuClos,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Mixing It Up: Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Classes"                                                    Room BUNTING 207
- Karen Wirth, Minneapolis College of Art

"Who We Teach and How We Teach Given What We Teach"                                             Room BUNTING 480
- Maureen Kelly, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

"The Place of Wellness and Life Skills Fitness in the Curriculum"                                   Room BUNTING 390
- Catherine Behrent, Maryland Institute College of Art


12:30 - 1:30 Lunch in Gateway and BBOX


1:45 - 3:30 Second Session of Presentations in BBOX


"Star Charts vs. Curriculum Charts - Redesigning the Design School"
- John Roach, Parsons, the New School for Design

"Exceptional Students, Exceptional Formats"
- Lisa Wainwright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"RISD's Academic Commons Program"
- Patricia Phillips and Jennifer Liese, Rhode Island School of Design

"Art School and MOOCs"
- Ellen Lupton and Jenna Frye, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Hybrid Teaching and Learning"
- Shyla Rao and Matthew Sutherlin, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Virtual Studios and other Online Approaches to Teaching Graduate Students in the Arts"
- Chris Jones, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

3:30 - 3:45 Break and Transition to Seminar Rooms

3:45 - 5:15 Second Session of Seminars

"Foundation for What: New Philosophical and Aesthetic
Commitments in the Education of Artists"                                                                                   Room GATEWAY 101
- Judy Burton, Judith Mohns, and Richard Jochum, Teachers College Columbia University

"Star Charts vs. Curriculum Charts - Redesigning the Design School"                             Room BUNTING 390
- John Roach, Parsons The New School for Design

"Exceptional Students, Exceptional Formats"                                                                            Room BUNTING 431
- Lisa Wainwright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Thinking Hands, Making Minds"                                                                                                     Room BUNTING 433
- Ijlal Muzaffar, Rhode Island School of Design

"Designing a Posthaus Curriculum"                                                                                                 Room BUNTING 460
- Kevin Conlon, Julie Taggart, and Tom Gattis, Columbus College of Art and Design

"RISD's Academic Commons Program"                                                                                         Room BUNTING 470
- Patricia Phillips and Jennifer Liese, Rhode Island School of Design

"Art School and MOOCs"                                                                                                                      Room BUNTING 480
- Ellen Lupton and Chris Jones, Maryland Institute College of Art and
Emily Carr University of Art and Design

"Inside Out"                                                                                                                                               Room BROWN 306
- Liliane Wong, Rhode Island School of Design

"Teaching Sustainability"                                                                                                                     Room BROWN 308
- Hugh Pocock, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Inter-institutional Curricular Innovation: SAIC and Northwestern University
Team-Up to Teach Visualization"                                                                                                     Room BROWN 411
- Tiffany Holmes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Make Cool Stuff" COOL STUFF LAB                                                                                     (15/15 Mt. Royal, Rm 208)
- Jenna Frye, Maryland Institute College of Art

"Integrating the Powerfully Unstable - Digital Fabrication in Art and
Design Education"                                                                                                                 Digital Fabrication Studio, Station Building, Rm 101
- Ryan Hoover and Anderson Ta, Maryland Institute College of Art

"From Periphery to Core: The Changing Ecology of Art and Design Education"       Room BROWN 413
- David Bogen, Sadira Rodrigues, and Jennifer DeDominicis, Emily Carr
University of Art and Design

"Hybrid Teaching and Learning"                                                                                                    Room BROWN 307
- Shyla Rao and Matthew Sutherlin, Maryland Institute College of Art

5:30 - 7:30 La Lumière Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore
An Exhibition of Work of Artist Residents in MICA's Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists and "L'Art dans les Cités," a program of Brittany's Petites Cités de Caractère
Opening reception in the Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, the Graduate Center, 131 W. North Ave.
Shuttle busses will run from the Gateway to the Graduate Center.


Dinner on your own.
See the conference website (www.mica.edu/aicad) "About Baltimore" for restaurant suggestions. The "Interactive Map" of Baltimore has a restaurant finder.

Environmental Design

Saturday, Nov. 9th

7:30 - 9:00 Shuttles from Hotels to Gateway

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast in Gateway

9:00 - 10:45 Third Session of Presentations, BBOX

"Applying Research for Student Learning"
- Katie Phillips and Laura Kiralla, Otis College of Art and Design

"International Collaborations: Wearable Technology"
- Annet Couwenberg and Gabriella Marks, Maryland Institute and de Kooning Academy

"The Future of Reading"
- Rachele Riley, University of the Arts

"Re-Structuring Art School" 
- Jeroen Chabot, Willem de Kooning Academy of Art

"Democracy in the Classroom"
- Christopher Hethrington, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

"Computational Media at the Art/Design Core"
- Shawn Greenlee, Rhode Island School of Design


10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 Lightening Rod Responses and Wrap Up with Participants

Carol Strohecker, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, Rhode Island School of Design
Ron Burnett, President, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Michael Weiss, Associate Dean and Professor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and End of Conference

Shuttles return to Hotels
A luggage check room will be available in Gateway for those who check out early.