Associate Dean: Michael Weiss // 410.225.5122 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Chair: Michelle La Perrierer // 410.225.2535 // email@example.com
Assistant Chair: Jenna Frye // firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Coordinator: Roger Woods // 410-225-2535 // email@example.com
FYE Tech: Charles Mason, III // 410.225.2535 // firstname.lastname@example.org
****Roger and the 1st floor security guards have key access to most rooms.****
MICA’s policy on plagiarism can be found here: https://www.mica.edu/mica-dna/policies/academic-policies-resources/plagiarism/
If you have questions on how to apply this policy, or if a student wants to contest your decision, please contact the department chair (Michelle LaPerriere, email@example.com)
MICA’s attendance policy guidelines can be found here: https://www.mica.edu/mica-dna/policies/academic-policies-resources/attendance/
Please remember that you are the authority on the attendance policy for your own respective classes. MICA’s policy exists to support your policy, not to supplant it. If a student has formal accommodations that have bearing on your attendance policy, you will receive documentation from the Learning Resource Center (LRC). If a student does not have an LRC accommodation but needs to miss class due to a medical or personal reason, you may receive documentation from Louise Cracknell, the Student Development Specialist. This documentation does not compel you to make any certain attendance decision - it is just a way for students to distribute documentation to their professors. Your attendance decisions remain your purview even when documentation is provided.
For more information, please contact Charles firstname.lastname@example.org or Roger email@example.com
Camera and equipment (must make advance arrangements)
Clamp lamps and bulbs
Kitchen Utensils (spoons, forks, knives, napkins, paper plates and cups -- Remember to clean up after yourself)
Laptops (4) -- must be reserved ahead of time. Email Roger
Microwave and refrigerator
Paper (white for copier, color for copier, card stock, red rosin rolls, black rolls, white rolls, butcher)
Scanners (must make arrangements in advance; ask Ulric)
Scissors, hammers, nails, cordless drill, staple gun, glue gun and glue sticks
Still life props
Yoga accoutrement (mats, blankets)
We have small lockers available if you would like to keep a personal stash of supplies -- ask Roger for a combination lock.
Due to the number and varying types of classes now using the studios, we will strictly enforce the following rules. Please be mindful that others will use your classroom after your class is over. Make sure the room is tidy before you leave it. To that end…
Keep walls white! – Absolutely under no circumstances let your students alter the classroom walls – even if they promise to repaint. Use a tarp or some other method to cover the walls when necessary.
Protect tabletops from scratches – Absolutely under no circumstances use cutting utensils on the furniture without forgiving mats. We have plenty of them.
No storage of student work – Absolutely under no circumstances allow your students to leave their work in the classroom, FYE Office, FYE Lounge, FYE storage closets. We will move any work left in any of these areas to the hallway. If the work remains in the hallway for more than 12 hours, we will discard it.
Do not move any furniture or equipment from the classrooms -- …but if you absolutely must, NEVER BLOCK EMERGENCY EXITS; AND PLEASE RETURN EVERYTHING TO ITS PROPER PLACE.
Remove debris – Throw food, empty containers, wrappers etc. away before leaving class.
Return borrowed items – The FYE Office will replenish supplies from our inventory (i.e. extension cords, lights, scissors, hammers, screwdrivers) only twice per year – beginning of fall and spring semesters – If items are not returned to the office, we won’t replace them until the following semester.
To ensure you have the supplies you need when you need them, purchase your own and store and lock them in the new lockers we have in the office. To secure a locker (if you don’t already have one) and padlock, please talk to Roger.
Drawing instructors are allowed to order models (per semester) as follows:
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation – 10 hours
Drawing: Contemporary Practices – 10 hours
AP Drawing: Contemporary Practices (fall) – 15 hours
Please email Roger and Viki Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least a week before you need the model.
To request a graduate teaching intern for your class(es), go to Grad Internship Program.
To apply for an undergrad teaching assistant (UGTA), use this link UGTA Application
The purpose of the UGTA program is to provide faculty with supplemental instructional support and allow students to gain introductory insight into and experience with preparing class content for a college- level course. Students are awarded credit for successfully completing a teaching assistantship.
Usually the department’s policy is to not pay for or subsidize class field trips, including transportation and/or admission fees. [Except “Finding Baltimore”] However, the assistant chairs may make exceptions.
All of the agreements of responsible travel can be accessed through this document.
Emergency funds (typically $100 or less) are available to any FYE students who are struggling to pay for art supplies or who have an emergency expense. To connect students with this funding, please fill out this form and send it to Roger at email@example.com. If you have any questions, get in touch with Roger, Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michelle (email@example.com).
For the average 3-credit hour course, it is reasonable to expect a student to work 3-5 hours outside of class. There may be weeks when your course requires more or less, but we ask that you be mindful that our FYE students take 4 studio courses and one academic course each semester which is a tremendous workload.
During Fall break, we ask that all faculty in FYE refrain from assigning homework that will be due upon return from break. Ongoing homework is fine. We believe this time during fall break is a critical rest moment for our students and they need the time to catch up on work and to reset. Thank you for honoring this time by not assigning homework.