Student Organizations & Co-curricular Activities

Student Affairs & Academic Affairs In-Class Workshops

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs are excited to partner with faculty! We have a series of educational sessions  (listed below by category) where we can come to your class. Faculty have the opportunity for sign up for 2 in class presentations from Student Affairs per semester is a collaborative effort between the Center for Identity & Inclusion, the Center for Student Engagement, and the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Megan Miller at memiller@mica.edu

Reserve Your In-Class Workshop Here

We're excited to partner with you! Click the link below to reserve your workshop(s) for your class. Please make sure to submit your reservation at least 2 weeks in advance.

Engaging in Baltimore Virtually (15 min)
Stay connected to Baltimore from wherever you
are! Discover different initiatives and opportunities to stay plugged into the Baltimore community. 

Virtual Service Opportunities (15 min)
Volunteer from anywhere and have an impact across the globe! Learn about different platforms and worldwide opportunities to support communities.

History of Baltimore (45 min)
Curious about the Charm City? Learn how Baltimore was shaped through its rich history and cultures.

Insert videos directly into your canvas course!  Schedule a follow-up Career Conversation with our team.  
CLICK HERE to download the Career Development Video Library

How to access Career Development Now
We are working remotely and here to assist students and alumni with every facet of their career path.  Learn more about the breath of services we offer and how to connect with us now.  

Professional Package
Jackie Milad will provide tips and tricks for assembling your professional package to make you stand out in your job search.  

Networking during COVID-19
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she discusses how to use this time for networking, researching career paths, building community around your career interests.  

Grant Writing 
From local to global opportunities, Erin Treacy will address researching grant opportunities with a brief introduction to grant writing practices. 

Post Art School Financial Survival
Megan Miller will review key financial tips in this four part presentation including budgeting, insurance, taxes, savings, credit and student loans. 

Interviewing
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she shares tips & tricks for acing your interview, including best practices for video interviews during Covid-19. 

Job Searching During COVID-19
Join Career Counselor Marsha Hammond as she discusses 8 tips for job searching during COVID-19 

Applying to Grad School & Residencies
This presentation begins with an introduction to residencies and how to research the best fit for you. This first portion is ideal for both Graduate students and Undergrads. The second portion is an introduction to graduate school and a few reasons folks may want to pursue an MFA. 

Approaching Galleries, Self Promotion and other Fine Art Opportunities
An introduction to various types of exhibition venues and research strategies for finding fine art opportunities. Also covered is an introduction to self promotion. A great primer for Graduate students & Undergrads.

How to Find an Internship
Learn internship basics and Career Development resources to help students find opportunities. Multiple strategies are discussed with an emphasis on utilizing one’s own connections to find internships that align with personal goals and values. Geared toward undergraduates, but also helpful for graduates interested in internships.

Employer Relations Event Overview
Learn how you can connect with employers this year from employer visit days to the Internship & Career Fair.  

How to Pitch Your Ideas
Use the deconstructed “pitch deck” to craft and deliver a pitch. 

Fulbright Overview 
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full grants to visual artists for international study and independent research in over 140 countries. Applicants should begin the application process during Spring 2021 in order to apply when they return to campus in the fall. This video is led by MICA's Fulbright Program Advisor and Fulbright winner, Erin Treacy.  Us.fulbrightonline.org

How to Document Your Work at Home
Join photographer Jill Fannon as she gives tips and tricks for documenting your work at home with your cell phone.  The video covers simple lighting conditions such as open shade, ways to block light with accessible materials and how to structure a clean background using backdrop paper, or other textural elements. The video covers where to obtain these easy to use materials, how you can use your phone to manage the exposure of your image, and how to photograph both 2-D, and 3-D works including  sheen and plexiglass.  

Civic Engaged while Socially Distant (30 min)
Center for Creative Citizenship staff will provide an overview of how to vote in 2020, provide guidance on key resources for vote by mail
 and share opportunities for civic engagement beyond the election, including ways for nonvoters to get involved. 

Advocate for your needs / SVA 101 (30 min)
Learn who you should talk to regarding your MICA issues and concerns, including the Student Voice Association and MICA Organizers and Activists (MOA).

What Kind of Activist Are You? (45-60 min)
Learn about the four roles of social change activists to build an appreciation of the different roles and different approaches to change.

 

During these workshops the use of certain language, scenarios, and situations might trigger participants. Because our discussions are meant to name, own and interrupt conditions of oppression and invisibility, we use terms and scenarios in certain situations that are sensitive to some. Please use this as general guide to determine comfort levels: 
L  -  Low
M - Medium
H -  High

Foundations of Anti-Racism (45 min, M)
Talking about race and racism can be a hard conversation to have. Start here! This is a safe and judgement free zone where you will learn history, vocabulary, solutions and actionable next steps, as well as be encouraged to ask questions.

Empathy vs Guilt in Allyship (30 min, L)
Strengthening our empathy muscle through care and humility can be key for impactful allyship. Learn about different strategies to put empathy front and center in your path to become a better ally.

Debate, Discussion or Dialogue (60 min, M)
How do you engage in difficult conversations? Learn the differences between debate, discussion, and dialogue, and take away some tools for navigating challenging topics. 

Understanding Diversity & Inclusion for Beginners (60 min, L)
Many things contribute to an individual’s identity, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, and political beliefs. This workshop will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of diversity, equipping you to create a more inclusive and open environment that is welcoming to all. 

This is Me: Identity (60 min, L)
This workshop opens dialogue on personal and social identity, as well as how identities are formed and how they shape our lived experiences

Developing Cultural Humility (60 min, L)
Cultural humility is a life-long self-examination and accountability process that helps people think critically about their own assumptions, beliefs, biases and values in order to address historic and current inequalities. This workshop will introduce participants to the core philosophy of cultural humility and initial steps for application,

Got Privilege? What does it mean to have privilege? (60-90 min, M)
How do your social identities (e.g., race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc) grant or deny you privilege? This workshop will explore these questions, offering students an opportunity to develop skills for effective allyship, and learn how implementing even the smallest of steps toward equity, inclusion, and justice can transform an individual into an agent of change in their communities and profession.

Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions (60-90 min, M/H)
Microaggressions occur as the result of implicit bias and can be interpreted as commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental insults, whether unintentional or intentional, that demean or insult others. Implicit bias is learned through the process of socialization, the same system that confers power and privilege on individuals according to their social identity group. This interactive session introduces the concept of implicit bias: what it is, why it happens, and how it affects our interactions with others.

LGBTQIA+ 101 (60 min, L/M)
Designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop will address information about language and terms, pronouns, effective ally behaviors, resources available on and off-campus, and specific challenges LGBTQIA+ non-binary students face. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment for all people at MICA so they can feel included as well as invited to share in the totality of their identities. 

Let’s Get Uncomfortable. It’s Time to Talk about Racism (90 min, M/H)
We will explore how we arrived at this moment and how racism impacts all of our lives, communities, schools, workplaces, families and country. And given the rise of racist acts during the pandemic, examining these issues takes on an even greater sense of urgency. 

Global Perspectives (60 min)
Us vs Them?: Global Perspectives
Where you live and learn shapes your perspectives on global news events and other pressing topics. Learn how to listen to different voices and process common experiences as a group, while taking into consideration the cultural, social, and geopolitical contexts of a speaker.

MICA / App Demo (including promoting events) (15 min)
MICA has a new app! We can give you a quick demo of all of its features, including how to get the word out about your upcoming event(s)! 

Planning a virtual event (45-60 min)
Planning events (even virtual ones!) takes vision and follow-through, but where do you start? From coming up with a great idea to actually executing it, this workshop will give you tips for every step along the way. 

 

Community Building Workshop (10-30 min)
We can come to your next class or meeting to do some community building activities so folks can build or further develop their relationships. Connections before content!

How to make friends virtually (15 min)
“Physical Distancing” during a pandemic doesn’t have to mean we distance ourselves socially as well! Learn about the different avenues to connect with the MICA community remotely.  

 

Tame Your Inner Critic (30 min)
Learn how to change your relationship with your inner critic so that it can work with rather than against you
We all have an inner critic, we often assume our critic's job is to keep us motivated. However, while that may be true for some, for many of us it does just the opposite and actually keeps us stuck instead. This workshop will help you recognize that critic, determine if it's being helpful and if it's not, how to work with it in a productive way.

Managing with Academic Stress, especially during midterms and finals (20-30 min)
Students deal with stress all semester but especially during these busy times. This workshop will equip students with tools to manage stress. 

COVID Sucks (30 min)
We're still coping with the pandemic, living at home with family (or unable to visit family if we're not living at home), going to school virtually and are isolated. This workshop will explore how students are dealing with this collective trauma and share healthy coping strategies.  

Global Perspectives (60 min)
Us vs Them?: Global Perspectives
Where you live and learn shapes your perspectives on global news events and other pressing topics. Learn how to listen to different voices and process common experiences as a group, while taking into consideration the cultural, social, and geopolitical contexts of a speaker.

How to Digest the News  Workshop(60 min)
The current social and political climate in general can be  overwhelming, confusing and stressful - no matter what your beliefs are. How are students getting their news and digesting what it all means?  This workshop, a joint one between the Student Counseling Center, Center for Student Engagement and Center for Identity and Inclusion will explore how students get their news, critical thinking skills, exploring the lens through which they digest the news including unlearning defensiveness and dealing with news when it negatively impacts our mental health.

Holistic Care (20-30 min)
This workshop focuses on encouraging students to incorporate general wellness tips into their everyday lives. The SCC and Wellness programs use the Wellness Wheel as a model, looking at emotional, occupational, social, intellectual, spiritual, sexual, environmental, and physical wellness.